2024 Leap Day 5k/10k

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Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Winter Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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Come out for a once in 4 years opportunity to race a scenic Leap Day 5k/10k along the Pohick Bay that will challenge you!

Walkers are welcome to attend this event.

 

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

Finisher’s Coin, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

 

Charity Information

Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Inc (CVHR) is a  501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines.  Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need.  We rescue unwanted, abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home.  We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.  CVHR was founded in 2010 and is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

 

Race Start Times

10k – 8:45am

5k – 9:00am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until February 15 ($35)

10k  – $45, until February 15 ($50)

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

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before February 14.  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

 

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

This is a forest trail run that is mostly a dirt path with some considerable inclines. Check the course map for elevation gain as the 5k is out-and-back once, and the 10k is two laps of the 5k.

 

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 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.

 

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 should plan to arrive approximately 1 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

 

Water Stations

There will be 4 water stations along the 10k course at approximately mile markers 1.55, 3.1, 4.4, & 5.9.  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

Port-a-johns will be available at the race.

 

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

The race starts and ends in Pohick Bay Regional Park (6501 Pohick Bay Dr, Lorton, VA 22079).  Stay straight past the gatehouse and look for the large parking lot on the right (before the marina).    The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin:      38.673609, -77.170780