2024 Cedar Mountain Rally 5k & 10k

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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.

 

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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

Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt (must register by Sept 18 to be guaranteed a shirt), & A Chip Timed Event

 

Charity Information

Cedar Mountain 5K and 10K Rally is Cedar Mountain Battlefield Foundation’s (CMBF )   first race.  CMBF is a non profit all volunteer organization that is the steward of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield that relies entirely on donations and proceeds from events such as this to maintain, preserve and interpret this community asset.
The Cedar Mountain Battlefield is more than just a historical site of a horrific Civil War battle on August 9, 1862.  It is also a 160 acres of nature reserve with a large variety of wildflowers and birds. It is a community park that is always open to the public with well-maintained trails for birding enthusiasts, dog walkers and runners.  And lastly, it is very scenic with both wooded and open areas.
By participating in our race, we are financially assisting CMBF in carrying out its stewardship mission.

 

Food Truck

We will have a food truck on-site for this event as well. Check them out here.

 

Race Start Time

10k – 9:45am

5k – 10am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $35, until September 15 ($40)

10k – $45, until September 15 ($50)

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before September 18.  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

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 can be found at

This is a looped route through a battlefield and forest trails. The 10k is two laps of the 5k. There are no major elevation changes along the route.

Back of the Pack time: 12:00

 

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.

 

Awards

We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race.  We also award the 1st & 2nd place 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.

 

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 race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirts sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

 

Water Stations

Two water stations will be along the 5k course at approximately mile markers 1 & 2.1. Gatorade will be available at some water stations.  Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.

 

Restrooms

Portajohns will be located near the start/finish line.

 

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

9465 General Winder Rd, Rapidan, VA 22733

The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 38.405269, -78.067680