2024 7th Annual Gene Montague Memorial 5k

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

Please note that Bishop’s Events promo/discount codes cannot be used to register for this event.

We look forward to seeing you on a fun course at Merchant Park in Dumfries (3944 Cameron St., Dumfries, VA 22026)!

Walkers are welcome to attend this event. Medals will be awarded for overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place runners for male and female participants.


Virtual Race Option

We are also offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. The Virtual Gene Montague 5K race window will be from August 21st to September 21st (Note: virtual race registrants are not eligible for medals).  Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.


Runners Receive

Medal (only 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Runners receive medals – male and female), Technical (Dri-fit) Event Shirt (if registered by September 10), & A Chip Timed Event


Charity Information

Proceeds from this race will go toward Pi Labmda Lambda Chapter’s scholarship efforts for local high school students, as well as towards Chapter donations to local health events, such as the annual American Diabetes Association Step Out to Stop Diabetes. (Note: registrations for this race are not tax deductible)


Race Start Times

5k – 8:30am – all runners and walkers


Registration Fees

The registration fee is $40 until September 1st when it increases to $45.  The race is capped at 300 runners — in-person and virtual — so register early!

T-shirts handed out on race day are for runners registered ON OR BEFORE Sept 10


T-Shirt Design

Registrants will receive a race t-shirt as part of the registration fee if registered ON or BEFORE Sept 10.  Participants who register AFTER September 10 will not receive t-shirts.


Course Maps can be found here

Coming soon


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.

Runner tracking is now available when you sign up for a race with Bishop’s Events. Click on the green SMS button (see example below) at the end of your registration and have your race updates sent to your mobile device as well as those of your friends & family so they can track your race progress.



We will award medals to the top 3 men and women overall during our post-race awards ceremony.



We will have personnel taking pictures along the course and posted to Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter’s Facebook page (“Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.”)

Instagram:  BishopsEventsLLC

Facebook: BishopsEvents; Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


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 pick-up will be available at the event prior to the race start. Registration check-in / packet-pick-up will start at 7:30 am


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. SAME-DAY REGISTRANTS WILL NOT RECEIVE T-SHIRTS.


Water Stations

Three water stations will be along the 10k course at approximately mile markers 1.55, 3.1 & 4.65.  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 will be available in the vicinity of the registration point.


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

There is parking at Merchant Park (3944 Cameron St., Dumfries, VA 22026).