The Winter Trail Classic and Reindeer Dash at Broadwater Academy

3500 Broadwater Rd.
Exmore, VA 23350

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Event Description

Broadwater Academy, an independent learning community for children Pre-K3 through Grade 12 in Exmore, VA, cordially invites you to join us at our Eastern Shore home on December 21 for a day of running and celebrating on our beautifully wooded campus. Runners will embark on a 4-mile race through woodland trails brightened by Christmas lights and resounding with live Christmas music. Children under 12 will have the option of a ½-mile Reindeer Dash along a portion of the same trails. Keep your fingers crossed for snow!

For the 4-mile race, the cost of entry is $35 on or before 11/31, $40 until 12/20, and $45 on the day of the race. Reindeer Dash participants may enter for $15. A food and drink ticket will be included with the cost of the 4-mile race. Details TBA.  

Race participants will receive a free long-sleeved technical fabric running shirt. Custom, antique glass bottles found on the beaches of Virginia's Eastern Shore will be transformed into awards presented to runners who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall in the men's and women's 4-mile races, in addition to the 1st and 2nd place male and female finishers in the following age groups:

15 and under

16-19

20-30

31-35

36-40

41-45

46-50

51-55

56-60

61-69

70+

Top male and female winners of the ½-mile Reindeer Dash will receive awards as well.

Non-runners are encouraged to join the festivities on the Broadwater campus as there will be plenty of refreshments available. A supervised Santa’s workshop will be available for little elves from 9:45am - 12:00pm

All proceeds from this event will benefit Broadwater Academy, a 501(c) educational institution. Additional donations are welcome, appreciated, and 100% tax-deductable. 

Event details and schedule

The 1/2 Mile Reindeer Dash for our young runners begins at 9:30.

The 4-mile trail race begins at 10 AM. 

The course winds through Broadwater Academy's 113 acre wooded campus, designed to repeat portions of our trails as few times as possible. Arrive early for best parking. The start and finish of the race are near the school's main gym, the Hall Center. Dress appropriately as weather in our maritime climate can vary. 

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