Freedom Fellowship Church's
3rd Annual 5K Fundraiser Run
Freedom Fellowship Church is hosting our 3rd annual 5K fundraiser at Leesylvania State Park on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Join us in changing lives in our community and in our world for the better. Again this year, we focus our efforts in three specific areas: partnering with Care Net Pregnancy Resource Centers, supporting a missionary family serving in the Far East, and providing scholarships for local college students.
The main event will be a 5K race through Leesylvania State Park, along Potomac Trail and the lower Lee's Woods Trail. There will also be a 1 mile kids' Fun Run, as well as activities for kids. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers and random participants. Early registration is $35 per adult, $15 per student. In addition to race registration fee, there will be a $5 park entrance fee on the morning of the race.
This year, the majority of the race will be in the flatter part of the park on with a small section in the lower trails. The first 1.2 miles of the race will be on a road surface and Potomac Trail. Participants will pass through the marina parking lot, and be visible to spectators in the activity field as they run adjacent to the Potomac River as last year.
The middle 0.75 mile section of the race will be on the lower Lee's Woods Trail, a trail through the forest, gentler than last year's trail section. Participants will again run across the grassy field and into the woods, but this time they will run up the switchback hill and past the stone chimney on their way to the flatter section of the Lee's Woods Trail.
The final 1.2 miles of the race will be the reverse direction of the Potomac Trail and marina parking lot. Participants will once again travel parallel to the Potomac river and may get a glimpse passing boats and wildlife.
$35 ages 18 and up ($45 after June 13)
$10 ages 13 to 17 ($15 after June 13)
$10 ages 12 and under (FREE if adult registered 5K)
There will be a $5 weekend rate
park entrance fee collected at the gate.
Event Time Table: (subject to change)
Check-in/Registration Tables Open
Adult 5K Race Begins
Adult 5K Awards Ceremony
Children's 1mi Race Begins
(a parent may run with younger children if desired)
Children's Award Ceremony
During the adult 5K race, fun activities for children and adults will be available, including face painting, relay races, games, and water balloons.
There is a variety of play equipment adjacent to the activity field, including two sizeable playgrounds, swings, monkey bars, and a novel see-saw of sorts.
Last Year's Race
Last year, we hosted our 2nd annual 5K run/walk fundraiser at Leesylvania State Park. Over 100 runners registered for the event and we raised over $4000 for local and overseas missions!!! Thank you VA Runner, ACT Wellness Center, and Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center for coming out and helping us make this event a success!!!
Kids' Mile Champion : Cole Davidson, 8:11
Women's 5K Champion : Missy Salisbury, 23:35
Men's 5K Champion : Ethan Pacifico, 18:06
First place prizes were Polar FT4M Heart Rate Monitor watches. Second place prizes were Nike Dri-FIT Feather Light hats. Random prizes included Nationals vs. Orioles baseball tickets, VA Runner gift certificates, back-to-school supplies and backpacks, Toys-R-Us gift certificates.