Race #2 @ Fountainhead

November 21+22, 2020
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Fountainhead Course Description

Fountainhead Regional Park is situated along the banks of the Occoquan Reservoir in Western Fairfax County. This awesome race course is beautiful and consists of hiking trails and a few old dirt roads.  We’ve been racing at Fountainhead for almost 15 years now…and it continues to be a racer favorite.  The 10-mile course is new this year.

Pre-race information email

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Course Length and Elevation Gain: 4.8 miles (450 feet) OR 10.3 miles (950 feet)

Racing Over 2-Days and Staggered Check-in and Start Times
We are hosting the race on both Saturday (11/21) and Sunday (11/22) morning. Check-in times will be staggered from 7:15am to 9:15am each day. 10 mile runners will check-in between 7:15am and 8:00am and 5 mile runners will check-in between 8:15am and 9:15am.

  • We would like to group the 10-mile runners with a pace sub 10-minute per mile pace in the 7:15am to 7:30am check-in group.
  • We would like to group the 5-mile runners with a pace sub 10-minute per mile pace in the 8:15am to 8:30am check-in group.
  • We’ll be starting small groups of about 10 runners every 5 minutes. 

Summary of COVID Precautions

A summary of our precautions are below.

  • Check-in times will be staggered from 7:15am to 9:15am each day. 10 mile runners will check-in between 7:15am and 8:00am and 5 mile runners will check-in between 8:15 and 9:15am.
  • Each check-in group will be limited 25 people.
  • Groups 10 people will start every 5 minutes. Smaller groups will start if there is not a queue.
  • Check-in is touchless and event will be chip timed.
  • It is expected that each runner is ready to run when they check-in.  Please warm up and use the bathroom before you check-in.
  • Portajohns will be available in the start queue while the runner is getting ready to start. We do not want people checking in and going back to your car.
  • Race giveaways (T-shirt) and post-race food and water are grab and go only and pre-packaged. We will have breakfast burritos, but the selection of food will be smaller than normal.
  • Parking, check-in, start, and finish areas of the event will have ample room for social distancing.
  • Signage will be used to remind people to wear their face coverings and stay socially distanced at all times.
  • Face coverings are required at all times when in check-in, starting, and finish areas.
  • Runners must carry a face covering during event (when running) and use when passing if ample distance is not available on the trail. If a racer doesn’t have a face covering, then one will be provided to them during check-in.
  • Aid stations are staffed for safety only – no water will be provided with the exception of one water refill station at about the halfway point on the course.
  • Athletes are required to carry their own hydration.
  • There is no post-race awards ceremony.
  • Runners are not allowed to stay after the race except to cool down.
  • Spectators are not allowed.
  • Ample restrooms (portajohns and park bathrooms) are available to minimize queues. All restrooms will be sanitized once every 2 hours by EX2 staff.
  • Hand sanitizer stations available at check-in, start, and finish.
  • All racers will be required to self-validate that they do not have COVID symptoms or have been exposed to anyone suspected to have COVID for the 14 days leading up to event.

Registration Fees

5 Mile
$40 – New year by 1/5/20
$45 – Early by 10/22/20
$50 – Regular by 11/19/20
$60 – Race day (if not sold out)

10 Mile
$45 – New year by 1/5/20
$50 – Early by 10/22/20
$55 – Regular by 11/19/20
$65 – Race day (if not sold out)

Registration Fee Includes

Fun and challenging course design, professional race operations, wonderful volunteer support, awesome aid stations, medical support, plentiful post-race food (breakfast burritos and other tasty treats – yum!), electric atmosphere, great music, awards and give-a-ways, and a race t-shirt you’ll love!

Race Day Schedule

Staggered check-in and start times between 7:30am and 10:00am.  The 10 mile check-in times are first then the 5 milers. Specific instructions will be provided in the pre-race information sent 5-7 days before the race.

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Directions

Fountainhead Regional Park
10875 Hampton Rd.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

From Interstate 66:

  • Take I-66 to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway – formerly Rt 7100). * Exit at 55A SOUTH toward Springfield.
  • Travel south on Rt. 286 for approx. 6 miles.
  • Exit onto Rt. 123 SOUTH (Ox Rd.) for approx. 3 miles.
  • Right onto Henderson Rd.
  • Left on Hampton Rd.
  • Right into park.
  • Continue to the upper parking lot on the right.
  • Follow the signs to parking and check-in.

From Interstate 95:

  • Exit I95 and take Rt. 123 NORTH for approx. 4.5 miles.
  • Left on Hampton Rd. for approx. 3 miles.
  • Left into park.
  • Continue to the upper parking lot on the right.
  • Follow the signs to parking and check-in.

 

Race Rules

  • Portable music players or any device requiring earphones are not permitted.
  • Outside assistance is only permitted within 50 meters of an aid station.
  • Race numbers must be worn on the front and must be visible at all times.
  • There are no cut-off times.
  • Pets and pacers are not allowed on the course.
  • Baby strollers are not permitted on the course.
  • Respect other racers, volunteers, race staff, and the environment. No littering.
  • Poor sportsmanship may result in disqualification.
  • Racers must notify race officials if they drop out of the race.
  • Stay on designated trails.

Age Groups

Male and Female - 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

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