2014 Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler (Burke Lake)

4.5 Mile race around Burke Lake, in Burke, VA

Distance and course: 4.5 miles.  Course is over dirt trails in the woods – one loop around Burke Lake.

Registration and Fees: Online advance registration through 6 p.m. the day before the race: free for members, $5 for non-members.  On-site, day-of-race registration: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, check (payable for DC Road Runners) or exact change appreciated.  Please arrive by 6:15 to ensure a smooth signup process. No refunds.

Packet Pickup: None.

Race-day Information: The race will start promptly at 6:45 PM as we must be out of the park by 8:00 PM.

A note on the scheduling: in response to runners' comments that Burke Lake Park is "too hard" to reach in commuter traffic, in 2011 we investigated moving the race to Sunday morning.  We learned that weekend scheduling would require runners to pay the $8 park entrance fee, so we kept it on Tuesday night.  Thank you for understanding.

Timing and Awards: This race is timed using the Chronotrack timing system, please familiarize yourself with how the timing tags work by visiting the Chronotrack website. Though this race is chip timed, scores will be determined by gun time for all award winners.  If you have a chip from a previous race you can use that chip.  This race is also the final race in the Summer Bunion Derby Race Series. 

Volunteers: We always need additional help in putting on these races. Please contact the Race Director, Carl Ford, if you (or a family member who is accompanying you to the race) can assist.

Location address:  7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA

Directions: From the Beltway – Take the Braddock Road West exit and travel approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Burke Lake Road (at Kings Park Shopping Center).Follow Burke Lake Road for 5 miles.  Turn left onto Ox Road (Route 123 South).  *The golf course entrance is the first left off Ox Road (Route 123). The park entrance is the second left off Ox Road (Route 123).

Parking:  Parking is free – there is NO charge for entrance to the park on weekdays.

August 19th, 2014 6:45 PM   through   8:00 PM
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
United States

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Price
DCRRC Member $ 0.00
Non Member $ 5.00

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