Springfield 5k

Welcome

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!

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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

  • Live bands on the course and back at race HQ for the post race fun!
  • Yummy food!
  • A moon bounce and activity stations for kids
  • Great awards and raffle prizes!
  • Super sharp artwork on our race shirt – a Springfield 5K tradition!
  • A sponsor expo, including fitness demos, massages, info on the evolving Springfield Town Center and more!

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.

Need More Information?

Please contact our Race Coordinator at RunSpringfield5K@gmail.com.

Registration & Packet Pickup

Don't wait! Register online for the Springfield 5k before May 24 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.

5K RACE Registration Details:

  • 5K online standard registration from March 1 – May 23 is $30. T-shirt guaranteed.
  • 5K online late registration from May 24 – May 27 is $35.  T-shirt as available.
  • 5K in-person late registration at packet pickup only from May 29 – May 30 is $35.  T-shirt as available.

HALF MILE FUN RUN/WALK Registration Details:

  • Half Mile Fun Run/Walk online standard registration is $20 from March 1 – May 23.  T-shirt guaranteed.
  • Half Mile Fun Run/Walk online late registration remains $20 from May 24 – May 27.  T-shirt as available.
  • Half Mile Fun Run/Walk in-person late registration at packet pick-up remains $20 from May 29 – May 30.  T-shirt as available.

PACKET PICKUP Details:

  • Packet Pickup Thursday May 29 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday May 30 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at a location to be determined.
  • Packet Pickup Race-day May 31 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. at race HQ.

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

Course Map / Details

Click 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.

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”
- Vince Lombardi

Awards / Post Race

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).

  • 1st overall male, female, and wheelchair participant
  • 2nd overall male, female, and wheelchair participant
  • 3rd overall male, female, and wheelchair participant
  • Top 2 males & females in the following age groups
    • 10 & Under
    • 11-14
    • 15-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70+

Plenty of random prizes will be given out to registered runners/walkers, including hotel getaways, massage certificates, rounds of golf, restaurant certificates, and more! 

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.

Race Beneficiaries

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:

  • Trails for Youth trail running adventures for low-income youth. www.TrailsforYouth.org
  • KEEN Greater DC’s non-competitive athletic programs in Springfield for kids with disabilities.  www.KEENGreaterDC.org
  • Eddie’s Club, a recreation program giving youth with disabilities an opportunity to participate in a supervised, volunteered-based, activity and recreational program.  www.eddiesclub.org
  • Fairfax County Park & Recreation’s Springfield area programs at Lake Accotink Park and South Run RECenter (scholarships and durable adaptive equipment)
  • The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund  (awarded to a local high school runner)
  • Lee High School running programs
  • Edison High School running programs
  • Hayfield High School running programs
  • Garfield and Lynbrook Elementary School running programs
  • Others to be determined by the race committee

Sponsors

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!

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SILVER

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BRONZE

Alexandria Podiatry Associates / Commonwealth Cooling & Heating / Courtyard by Marriott, Springfield / Fairfax County Police Auxiliary / Houlihan’s at Hilton Springfield / LeMay & Company / Residence Inn by Marriott, Springfield / Springfield Lorton Dental Group  / Springfield Plaza / Springfield Veterans of Foreign Wars / TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Springfield / Transurban

PARTNERS

50 Man Machine / Acupuncture by Cathy / Allegra Marketing Print Mail / Alpha Dog Acoustic Blues Band / Dan’s Van Lines / Defense Mechanism, Inc. / Fairfax County Park Authority / Great Harvest Bread of Burke-Lorton / Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Station #22 / Honest Soul Yoga / King Street Bluegrass / KitchenSaver / LPRC Water Aerobics in memory of Kathleen Delgado / Mariachi Estrellas / Max Muscle Springfield / Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay / OASIS Heating, AC & Refrigeration, Inc. / Olde Towne Pet Resort / Out of the Bubble Bakery / Patriot Sports Medicine of Alexandria – Burke / Jenny Robles, ReMax Premier Realtor / Sandy Spring Bank, Springfield / Scitor / Sportrock Climbing Centers / Springfield Optimist Club / Springfield VFW, Post 7327 / Springfield VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 7327 / The Bike Lane / TML, A Xerox Company

Need More Information on Sponsorships?

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.

 

All sponsors at the Partner ($200) level and up are invited to reserve a  space in our Sponsor Expo.  Here you can share information about your  business with the runners, walkers, and spectators.  We have upgraded  the Sponsor Expo for 2014, with the Greater Springfield Chamber of  Commerce managing this venue as the Sponsor Expo Host.  No selling is  allowed, and we anticipate you needing to provide your own equipment  (table, tent, etc.).  Also, no electrical power is available.  Setup  will start at 7:00 a.m. and should be completed by 7:30 a.m. (runners can mingle before the race, but the bulk of the traffic will start around 8:20 a.m. and continue until 10 a.m.).  Breakdown can begin at 10:00 a.m.  If interested, contact the race director at MetroRunWalk.Mark@gmail.com.

Read our sponsorship invitation letter and see the benefit options.

Click here to download the Springfield 5K’s IRS nonprofit W9 form.

 

Patriots’ Cup Corporate Challenge

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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 processPatriots’ 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

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