By popular demand, the Spring Series is back!
Race 5K every Tuesday Night for 5 weeks on Verdun's beautiful Cross Country Course. Races will start shortly after 7:00 PM, every Tuesday from April 14th through May 12. NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE FINAL RACE WILL BE A RELAY RACE with each runner running a total of 3-5K.
NOTE ON WEATHER CANCELLATION: I'll post an announcement here AND on Facebook ("Warrenton Area Runners" page) by 4:30pm on race day if there will be a cancellation due to electrical storms. If we are all at Verdun when bad weather is looming, we will improvise.
The cost is only $6 per race if you sign up for the full series. We will get your times, but this is all for fun. No medals, no t-shirts, just a chance to test yourself and get in a little mid-week speed work. To make it more fun, we will pick teams on the spot and score it like a XC race. The sum of your teams top places is your score, and low score wins. This should take some of us back to our high school and/or college years. In fact, I think I'll get a pile of tongue depressors and write the numbers on them, so we can hand them out as you finish.
We will gather at the Pavilion for instructions, I'll show you guys a couple turns that might be confusing, and then we'll start. The course will be similar to the Shamrock Shuffle held on March 16th, only... different and nicer, IMO. We start and finish at the Pavilion and we don't repeat any sections. The distance is approximately 5K. Your GPS numbers may vary. I promise the course will be well marked, because it's already well marked and I'll add half a dozen signs to make it even easier to follow. If anyone get's lost: "Stay alive. I will find you." -DDL in Last of the Mohicans
Verdun Adventure Bound is generously allowing us to use their great XC course at no extra charge. They are a non-profit, and all entry fees will go to them. They are being very good to me, and I love them for it! I have virtually no expenses with this race*. That's why the cost is so low.
$30 to pre-reg for the full series.
$8 to pre-reg for individual races.
$10 at the venue for individual races.
Get to know Verdun, here (spawns a new window). It's a wonderful place for all sorts of activities. Get your company to use the place for an outdoor event. Send a kid to camp. Host a race, even!
*Water will be provided at the finish. If we have a solid, loyal turnout, I will bring some home baked goods to the later races.