2024 Spring Memorial 5k, 10k, & Half

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

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Come enjoy the scenic routes at Lake Accotink!

Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

 

Runners Receive

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

 

Charity Information

In partnership with EOD Warrior Foundation.  The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial. – See more here.

Race Start Times

Half – 7:30am (Half marathon has a time limit of 3:15 for completion)

If you think your pace for the half marathon is near or above three hours, please reach out to BishopsEvents@yahoo.com to arrange an earlier start time as we want to accommodate all runners’ abilities.

10k – 7:45am

5k – 8am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until May 15 ($35)

10k – $45, until May 15 ($50)

Half – $65, until May 15 ($70)

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

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before May 15.  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

https://bishopsevents.com/lake-accotink/

This is an out-and-back trail run on the south side of the lake for the 5k. The 10k is out-and-back on the north side for half the race, then does an out-and-back on the south side. The 10k will be mostly trail, but there is a good section of pavement as well along the route. The half is out 5 miles on the north side of the lake before returning back, where the runner come through the S/F line area at Mile 10 before heading out to do the 5k course. The half does have about 50% of the route on pavement. Check the elevation gain on the course maps page.

Back of the Pack time: 11:30

 

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

There will be 8 water stations along the 1/2 marathon course at approximately mile markers 1.55, 2.35, 4, 6.1, 7.7, 8.5, 10 & 11.55.  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

Restrooms can be located at the top of the hill near the beach.

 

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

Use 7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150 for directions to Lake Accotink Park.  The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 38.792723, -77.218023