Race #4 @ Hemlock Overlook

November 18, 2018

Online registration is closed, but race day registration will be available.  Please arrive by 8am.

Hemlock Overlook Course Description

Hemlock Overlook, located along the banks of the historic Bull Run, feels surprisingly remote for being so close to Washington D.C. Sightings of deer, beaver, turkey, osprey and great blue heron are not uncommon in this 425 acre park. This beautiful race course consists mostly of hiking trails (including the Bull Run Occoquan Trail), old dirt roads, and open fields. Competitors will run over rocks and roots and along bull run. The course is designed to be spectator friendly with several areas designated for family and friends to cheer on their racers.

Course Length: 5.4 miles OR 9.8 miles

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5 Mile Course

10 Mile Course

Registration Fees

5 Mile
$40 – New year by 1/7/18
$45 – Early by 10/18/18
$50 – Regular by 11/15/18
$60 – Race day

10 Mile
$45 – New year by 1/7/18
$50 – Early by 10/18/18
$55 – Regular by 11/15/18
$65 – Race day

Online registration is closed, bu race day registration will be available.  Please arrive by 8am.

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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

7:30 – Check-in opens
8:50 – Pre-race brief
9:00 – Race starts
9:30 – Post-race food available
10:45 – FREE Kids Race*
11:00 – Awards (top 5 in each category) and sponsor give-a-ways

* Kids race is for ages 2-11. We split into age groups and run short out and back ‘race’. Kids who participate can pick from the Treasure Box.

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9601 Ox Rd Lorton, VA 22079

Directions

Hemlock Overlook
13220 Yates Ford Rd.
Clifton, VA 20124

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 at Route 123 SOUTH (Ox Road).
  • Travel 1.6 miles to the Clifton Road traffic light.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Clifton Road (Route 645).
  • Travel approx. 4 miles on Clifton Rd. Continue straight on Clifton Rd. after traveling through the 4-way stop at a gas station.
  • Pass Yates Ford Road on the RIGHT then pass Henderson Road on the LEFT.
  • Turn LEFT at Yates Ford Road (Route 615). Continue straight on Yates Ford Road after traveling through the 4-way stop.
  • Drive 25MPH for 1.5 miles to the entrance of Hemlock Overlook. Yates Ford Road dead ends at Hemlock.
  • Follow the signs to parking and check-in.

From Interstate 95:

  • Take I-95 to the exit for Route 123 (Ox Road) NORTH toward Fairfax.
  • Travel NORTH on Route 123 (Ox Road) for approximately 8.5 miles.
  • Turn LEFT onto Clifton Road (Route 645) immediately past the entrance to Burke Lake Park.
  • Travel approx. 4 miles on Clifton Rd. Continue straight on Clifton Rd. after traveling through the 4-way stop at a gas station.
  • Pass Yates Ford Road on the RIGHT then pass Henderson Road on the LEFT.
  • Turn LEFT at Yates Ford Road (Route 615). Continue straight on Yates Ford Road after traveling through the 4-way stop.
  • Drive 25MPH for 1.5 miles to the entrance of Hemlock Overlook. Yates Ford Road dead ends at Hemlock.
  • 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 but we ask that walkers do not enter these races.
  • 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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