The 5th Annual Springfield 5K will be
Saturday morning, May 31, 2014.
If you are a past participant, welcome back!
If you are thinking of trying our event for the first time – join us!
Held in conjunction with the Springfield Days festival, the Springfield 5K is a signature race event for southern Fairfax County. Picture a thousand runners and walkers starting alongside the re-developing Springfield Town Center while spectators cheer, live music fills the air, and determined smiles mark the faces of all those who have taken on the challenge. This event welcomes participants of all abilities, and a half mile fun run/walk is offered for those wanting less than the full 5K.
We have joined with the Springfield Town Center to evolve the race over the next few years into something even more special — focusing all our energies on the 5K distance to make the race and the post-race festivities the best we can.
For 2014, some of our special features are
The 5K run and Half Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin Saturday May 31, 8:00 a.m. 5K participants must finish in less than 50 minutes (that’s a little less than 4 mph or about a 16:00 mile pace). Half Milers can choose the pace most comfortable. The 5K event is timed using ChronoTrack. The Half Mile is untimed.
Please contact our Race Coordinator at RunSpringfield5K@gmail.com.
Don't wait! Register online for the Springfield 5k before May 23 and save money.
Not quite up for a 5K? Join us for the Half Mile Fun Run/Walk instead.
Note: There will be NO race day registration.
Please Note: Patriots’ Cup team participants should not register using this site. See the Patriots’ Cup section for information and instructions.
THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Clear here for the 5K course map.
The race headquarters, start, and finish are at the Springfield Town Center on the Loisdale Road side. The start is near the water stop, south of Loisdale Ct. The race is a modified 2 lap circuit, with the last half of the 2nd lap dipping into the Springfield Town Center.
Water will be available at mile 1.5 for all 5K participants.
Miles will be clearly marked.
The Half Mile Fun Run / Walk course will be determined in March.
A map with details on race day parking, packet pickup, and race HQ grounds will be available in May.
We're planning something fun for the entire family. After the race plan to stick around and enjoy live music, great food, prize drawings, massages, wellness specialists, and a sponsors expo you can browse through.
Performance prizes in the form of Metro Run & Walk certificates will be awarded in the following categories for the 5K. (note: overall winners do not count for age group awards).
Plenty of random prizes will be given out, including hotel getaways, massage certificates, rounds of golf, restaurant certificates, and more! As a race participant you are automatically entered to win.
Awards and prize drawings will be held at approximately 9:15 a.m.
Kids’ activities such as a moon bounce and activity stations will be at race HQ throughout the morning. After the race everyone can enjoy live music, great food, massages, wellness specialists, and a sponsors expo.
The Springfield 5K is a community building event, with all race proceeds going to support local organizations that further local recreation and fitness programs for under-served youth.
In 2013 your sponsorships and race participation allowed us to distribute more than $22,000 in proceeds to some great organizations. This year’s beneficiaries are:
Our sponsors help make the Springfield 5K a race event that impacts our community for good. Help us by showing appreciation to all our 2014 sponsors to date!
Alban Tire / Alexandria Podiatry Associates / Courtyard by Marriott, Springfield / Fairfax County Police Auxiliary / Fairfax County Park Authority / Hilton Springfield / Residence Inn by Marriott, Springfield / Springfield Lorton Dental Group / Springfield Veterans of Foreign Wars / TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Springfield
Alpha Dog Acoustic Blues Band / Defense Mechanism, Inc. / Great Harvest Bread of Burke-Lorton / Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Station #22 / King Street Bluegrass / Supervisor Jeff McKay / Olde Towne Pet Resort / Jenny Robles, ReMax Premier Realtor / Scitor / Springfield Optimist Club / Springfield VFW, Post 7327 / Springfield VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 7327
Need More Information?
Please contact Mark Russell, Race Director, at MetroRunWalk.Mark@gmail.com.
Calling all sponsors! An annual regional signature race needs robust runner participation AND financial support from businesses and citizens to be successful and to return meaningful funds to our benefiting organizations. We have recognized sponsorship options from several hundred dollars to many thousands, and we certainly welcome more modest amounts, too. If you can donate needed products and services to the effort, we can recognize the value of this in-kind support. As a Kingstowne Striders event, the Springfield 5K race is 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Click here to download the Springfield 5K’s IRS nonprofit W9 form.
Thirty-six years ago a local nonprofit, The Arc of Northern Virginia, established the Patriots’ Cup Corporate Challenge as an outreach and fundraising event to further The Arc’s mission of supporting and advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Patriots’ Cup quickly gained a reputation as Northern Virginia’s premier corporate challenge footrace. Traditionally held on the George Mason University campus, the 2013-14 Patriots’ Cup races were threatened by the extensive road and building construction on their George Mason University course. The 5th Annual Springfield 5K is pleased to repeat as the interim host of the 2014 Patriots’ Cup competition.
All Patriots’ Cup team runners will participate as a typical runner in the Springfield 5K race, and results will have Patriots’ Cup team scoring included. To simplify the process for everyone, we are maintaining a separate registration avenue for Patriots’ Cup teams AND a separate packet pickup process. Patriots’ Cup corporate competitors should NOT register through the Springfield 5K online registration. The Patriots’ Cup race coordinator will be handling those aspects independently.
We are proud to take on the 36th Annual Patriots’ Cup competition! If you are intrigued and want to investigate registering a corporate or community team, check the Patriots’ Cup web site or contact the Patriots’ Cup coordinator via email at PatriotsCup@att.net.
If you have questions not answered here, contact the 5K race coordinator, RunSpringfield5K@gmail.com