2021 DCRRC Burke Lake 12K

 Registration is closed for this event
Burke Lake 12K

Race Director(s): Raj Bhanot , Carol Cohen

Event Schedule:

9:00am -- Check-in begins
10:00am -- 12K Race Wave Start

Before the race,  all registered participants will receive detailed race day instructions for covid-19 guidelines and safety.

  • Wear mask before and after the race.
  • Keep safe distance from other runners/volunteers.
  • Wave start 10 runners at a time every minute.
  • Bottled water at start/finish area, no water stop on the course.
  • Follow CDC and State of Virginia Covid-19 guidelines.

Registration and Fees:

Online advance registration through 7 PM the day before the race:

$0 for club members

On-site Race Day Registration:


List of participants: check this list to see if you are registered.  Our email confirmations sometimes end up in your spam folder.  This list serves as alternate confirmation of your registration.


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.

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.

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

Awards:  None

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.

Distance and course: This is an out-and-back course almost completely around Burke Lake.  The start/finish is at the northern end of the Burke Lake Park Ice Cream Parlor/Merry-Go-Round parking lot on main roadway ("Start" is painted on road surface). The race proceeds clockwise around lake over mildly rolling terrain. The first half mile is on the paved main roadway. After crossing the small bridge, bear right onto the dirt path, keeping the lake on your right. Continue on dirt path (watch for tree roots and protruding rocks!). Proceed for another three miles to turnaround and then proceed counterclockwise around lake back to the start/finish. The turnaround is past the earthen dam and is approximately 200 yards past the 4.0 mile marker (if you reach the public marina, you've gone too far!).

The Burke Lake 12K is held on the first Sunday of March. The temperature can vary from below freezing to the mid-sixties, so dress appropriately.  There may be snow and ice on the road and trail, so run carefully.  The course is not USATF-certified, but it has been accurately measured.

Directions: Click here for the park's web page (on Fairfax County government's web site); click here for Google directions to the start.

March 7th, 2021 10:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
United States
DCRR Member $ 0.00

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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.