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Mason District Running Festival


Sat September 22, 2018
Location: Annandale, VA US 22003 Directions
Type: Trail Race, Run or Run/Walk
Event: 6 Hour Run
This event is for a bit more experienced runners and those, who would like to go a little further but are not sure how far they can go. Timed events are perfect for that since a runner is not "chasing" a distance but rather going against time. Runners can finish their run anytime during those 6 hours, even though we'd like to see them go all the way till the end.
Runners will do the 5K loop and will notify a loop recorder each time they return to the start/finish line. Run is over when last lap is completed anytime before 2 pm.
There will be a designated area at start/finish line for picnic chairs, drop bags, coolers and other needed gear to leave. They will also be able to utilize aid station (water, energy drink, PB&Js, fruits etc.)
Runners can keep going or take breaks between loops; that's up to each one of them.
Start Time: 8:00am EDT
End Time: 2:00pm EDT
Registration Limit: Sorry! This event is full. The Waiting List has closed. Click here to view your status.
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Event: 3 Hour Run
This event is the same as 6-hour run except it's only half that long. We offer this distance to those who have played with an idea to run for few hours but are still a bit intimidated with 6-hour one.
It's for those, who would like to go a little further but are not sure how far they can go. Timed events are perfect for that since a runner is not "chasing" a distance but rather going against time. Runners can finish their run anytime during those 3 hours, even though we'd like to see them go all the way till the end.
Runners will do the 5K loop and will notify a loop recorder each time they return to the start/finish line. Run is over when last lap is completed anytime before 11 am.
There will be a designated area at start/finish line for picnic chairs, drop bags, coolers and other needed gear to leave. They will also be able to utilize aid station (water, energy drink, PB&Js, fruits etc.)
Runners can keep going or take breaks between loops; that's up to each one of them.
Start Time: 8:00am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Registration Limit: Sorry! This event is full. The Waiting List has closed. Click here to view your status.
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Event: 5K
This is NOT a typical 5K course that you may encounter at most urban races in our area. Almost the entire course is on gravel roads and single trails and more than 85% of it is shaded. It offers challenging 115 feet of elevation gain, lots of roots, rocks, leaves, fallen trees, stream crossings etc. There is also a lot of wild life from deer and foxes, encounter with which may not be so probable during the Festival hours, to snakes and ticks, which won't necessarily hide.
Course will be marked with white marking paint and, where necessary with additional signs and streamers.
Start Time: 9:00am EDT
End Time: 10:30am EDT
Registration Limit: Sorry! This event is full.
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

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Event: 10K
You will do two loops on a 5K course. This is NOT a typical 5K course that you may encounter at most urban races in our area. Almost the entire course is on gravel roads and single trails and more than 85% of it is shaded. It offers challenging 115 feet of elevation gain, lots of roots, rocks, leaves, fallen trees, stream crossings etc. There is also a lot of wild life from deer and foxes, encounter with which may not be so probable during the Festival hours, to snakes and ticks, which won't necessarily hide.
Course will be marked with white marking paint and, where necessary with additional signs and streamers.
Start Time: 9:00am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Registration Limit: Sorry! This event is full.
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

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Event: Kids Fun Run (1 mile)
This run, which is approximately a mile long (0.9 mile), is for the youngest. If they can walk they are eligible. They may be accompanied by an adult but that's not mandatory. There will be people at crucial turn points to direct the runners. The course, which is basically out and back, is mainly a gravel road but has some roots and loose rocks. There is also some downhill and consequently uphill (1/3 of the course) and the rest is pretty much flat (2/3 of the course). It may be a nice challenge for the young ones.

We hope to see many children to take a part at this kids fun run with their parents, grandparents, siblings, friends or alone. Each finisher will receive a prize.
Start Time: 10:00am EDT
End Time: 10:30am EDT
Registration Limit: 6 spots left.
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Event: 1/2 Marathon
We offer this distance for the first time. Runners will run four (4) loops on the 5K course and will notify a loop recorder each time they will cross start/finish line. After the fourth completed 5K loop they will head out on the the Kids Fun Run course of 0.9 miles, which will bring total to just a little over 13.1 miles. There are roots, rocks, stream crossings etc. There is also a lot of wild life from deer and foxes, encounter with which may not be so probable during the Festival hours, to snakes and ticks, which won't necessarily hide. Course will be marked with white marking paint and, where necessary with additional signs and streamers.
There will be aid station at the start/finish area, which the runners will be able to utilize aid station (water, energy drink, PB&Js, fruits etc.)
The course will be opened for 3 hours, i.e. till 2 pm. Runners must complete all four 5K loops by 1:45 pm (or 3 loops by 1 pm) in order to continue with the last portion (0.9 mile) of the run.
Start Time: 11:00am EDT
End Time: 2:00pm EDT
Registration Limit: Sorry! This event is full. The Waiting List has closed. Click here to view your status.
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