2023 Emerging STARS Fall 5K/2K Race

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Points count towards our Year-Long 5k & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Fall Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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Come and enjoy the beautiful fall weather and scenic route at Wilderness Presidential Resort.

This is a family friendly event for both runners and walkers!


Virtual Race Option

We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.


Runners Receive

Event t-shirt and a chip timed event.  The top three finishers receive a medal.


Charity Information

Emerging STARS is a non-profit serving young adults with developmental disabilities and their families.   Emerging STARS provides activities and a community where young adults with developmental disabilities can Connect, Relate and Grow!  www.emstars.org

Race Start Times

5K – 9:00 am

2k – 9:30 am


Registration Fees

Parents enjoy this family friendly event.  Sign up two people from your family and children under 14 are free.

2K – $30

5K – $35

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before September 23rd


T-Shirt Design

T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.


Race Medal Design

Race medal designs can be viewed on the Friday before the race on the Bishops Events Facebook page or our Instagram page.


Course Map


Live Race Results

Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com.  Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results.  Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.



There will be medals awarded to the top three finishers.



We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.


Social Media Challenge

On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend.  The winner will receive 50% off a future race!  Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:

Instagram:  BishopsEventsLLC

Facebook: BishopsEvents


Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is available on the morning of the race


Race Day Registration

There will be registration on the day of the race.


Water Stations

There will be one water station at the half way point of the 5K – mile 1.55.  There will be water and snacks at the end of the race.



There will be restrooms available at the beginning of the course.



Volunteers should arrive approximately 60 minutes before the first race kicks off.  We will assign volunteer tasks on race morning (water station, course marshals, finish line support, etc).  You can find parking information under “Directions to Parking” with a latitude and longitude pin for where to meet.


Weather Policy

Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack.  Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions.  All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes.  In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.


Refunds & Transfers

To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.


Directions to Parking

The race is being held at Wilderness Presidential Resort, 9220 Plank Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22553

When you arrive come through the gate, drive to the back and you will see signs for parking.