2024 5K Walk/Run for the Prevention of Youth Gun Violence

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

 

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This race is for a great cause through a scenic park.  What isn’t to love?  Run through the hills of Prince William Forest Park.  Enjoy the trails through the woods for a fun 5k.

Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

Sponsored by the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 

Runners Receive

Finisher’s Medal & A Chip Timed Event

 

 

Race Start Times

5k – 10am

 

Registration Fees

5k – Free

 

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

https://bishopsevents.com/prince-william-forest-park/

This is a challenging course with some hills along the route. The 5k is a trail run.  Check the course map for elevation gain.

 

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.

 

Awards

We award the top 7 overall finishers for the race.

 

Photos

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 at the event.  We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.

 

Race Day Registration

There will be no on-site race registration for this race.  Registration closes on the night before at 7:59pm.

 

Water Stations

One water station will be along the 5k course at approximately mile marker 1.55. Gatorade will be available at some water stations.  Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.

 

Restrooms

Restrooms can be located near the Visitor Center.

 

Volunteers

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

We are an all-weather race company (rain or shine or sleet or snow). We will email registered runners and post on social media if the race is cancelled, but this is quite rare, otherwise assume the race is taking place as scheduled.

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

Parking Lot is off of the main road into Prince William Forest Park.  An orange sign will direct you to park in the Williams Ballfield.  The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 38.559346, -77.348438