Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Fall Series. Find more info about the series here.
Come out and enjoy these scenic 5k/12k courses through the trails of Burke Lake Park for the last race of the year!
Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.
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.
Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
Race benefits We Rock Cancer. To learn more about and support We Rock Cancer, visit here.
Race Start Times
12k – 8:45am
5k – 9am
5k – $30, until December 15 ($35)
12k – $55, until December 15 ($60)
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before December 16. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.
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 Maps can be found at
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.
We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race. We also award the 1st Male and Female in these categories: 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+. Runners who place top 3 overall in their race are not eligible to also win their age groups.
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:
Packet pickup is available at the event. We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.
Race Day Registration
There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
Six water stations will be along the 12k course at approximately mile markers 0.7, 2.1, 3.6, 4.8, 5.45, & 6.8. Two water stations will be along the 5k course at approximately mile markers 0.7 & 2.4. Gatorade will be available at some water stations. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Restrooms can be located by the parking lot at Shelter A.
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.
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 starts and ends in Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039). Parking is at Shelter C. Go straight after the gatehouse and take the first right. Go past the pavilion and volleyball courts and the parking lot is on the right. The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 38.757432, -77.300404