2017 DCRRC Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler (Burke Lake)

4.5 Mile race around Burke Lake, in Burke, VA

Come out and enjoy the beautiful course at Burke Lake park 4.5mile.  It is also the seventh race of the 2017 Bunion Derby Series.

Race Director: Ruby Len

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 PM the day before the race:

$0 for club members

$10 for non-members.

On-site, day-of-race registration:

$5 for club members

$15 for non-members, check (payable to DC Road Runners) or exact change appreciated.

Who is registered? check this list(registered)

If you signed up for the race and can no longer run please email races@dcroadrunners.org to inform us of your cancelation.  There will be no refund for canceling but you will open up a spot for a fellow runner.

If you would like information about our club membership and the many benefits go to our membership page.

Refund Policy:  We have a strict no refund, no transfer and no deferral policy on all of our low key races.  However, in the event we are forced to cancel this race due to weather or other unforeseen events we will make every attempt to reschedule this race on another date.  In this event, your registration would automatically carry over to the new date.  If you are unable to run this new date or we are unable to find a new date for the race we will grant you free entry into another of our low key races in which room is available.

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.

Volunteers: We always need additional help in putting on these races. Please sign up here, 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.

Timing:  This race is timed using the Chronotrack timing system.

Post Race Celebration:  After the race stick around and celebrate a great run with your fellow runners, watch the awards announcements and partake in refreshments.  Along the same vein as awards we do not guarantee food.  But again we love to provide it after our races.  Our races will generally have food and drinks at the post race celebration.  We will have Gatorade and/or water at all functions and occasionally coffee or hot chocolate as well.  Food can include bagels, cookies, fruit and even sometimes cake.  So stick around and enjoy the celebration.

Stroller and Dog Policy:  This race is held on a fairly narrow public trail.  In addition to the many race participants this trail also remains open to the public for use by walkers, runners and bicyclers.  As such, dogs and strollers are prohibited on this particular course.

Headphone Policy:  The use of headphones is strongly discouraged at all DCRR Club races.

August 15th, 2017 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 $ 10.00

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