Fall Backyard Burn @ Lake Fairfax

October 18, 2020
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Lake Fairfax Course Description

The Fall Backyard Burn (SBYB) is a series of 5 and 10 mile trail running races held on some of the best trail networks in the Northern Virginia Area. All the courses include a mixture of forested fire roads, twisty hiking trails, stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement. Located in Reston, VA, this suburban park has a beautiful lake, huge open fields, pavilions, and an awesome trail network. Our course is singletrack with a bit of open field running mixed in…and a beautiful views of the lake.  The course is brand new for 2020!

Course Length: 5.2 miles (1 lap) OR 10.4 miles (2 laps)

Pre-race informational email

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Summary of COVID Precautions

A summary of our precautions are below.  You can read our full social distancing plan here.

  • Check-in times will be staggered from 7:30am to 10am. 5 mile runners will check-in between 7:30am and 9:00am and 10 mile runners will check-in between 9:00 and 10am. Note: the 5 mile runners are going first to avoid congestion on the trails since the course is a 5 mile loop.  We may need to shift and adjust check-in times based on the number of people that sign up for each race.
  • Each check-in group will be about 30 people.
  • Groups 10 people (max) 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 MUCH 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 9/18/20
$50 – Regular by 10/15/20
$60 – Race day (if not sold out)

10 Mile
$45 – New year by 1/5/20
$50 – Early by 9/18/20
$55 – Regular by 10/15/20
$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 5 mile check-in times are first then the 10 milers. Specific instructions will be provided in the pre-race information sent 5-7 days before the race.

Backyard Burn at Laurel Hill

9601 Ox Rd Lorton, VA 22079

Directions

Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

From Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway):

  • Lake Fairfax Park may be reached by taking Beltway Exit 47A which is Route 7 or Leesburg Pike west for approximately 7-8 miles to a left on Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Take the second left on Lake Fairfax Drive which will lead you directly into the park.
  • Enter the park, pass the pool on your right, and continue down the hill to the pavilion parking on your left. Follow the race parking signs.
  • Park and follow the signs to check-in.

From Interstate 66:

  • Take I-66 to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway – formerly Rt 7100) towards RESTON/ HERNDON and travel about 9.4 miles.
  • Merge onto BARON CAMERON AVE / VA-606 E. Travel about 2.8 miles and turn right onto Lake Fairfax Drive which will lead you directly into the park.
  • Enter the park, pass the pool on your right, and continue down the hill to the pavilion parking on your left. Follow the race parking signs.
  • Park and follow the signs to 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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