Into the Woods Summer Trail Series

Sat June 17 - Sat September 16 Virginia Beach, VA 23453 US
Event: ITW Race #1 - West Neck Creek 5k
*AS OF JUNE 4TH THIS RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DANGEROUS TRAIL CONDITIONS; IF YOU WERE ALREADY REGISTERED, CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR DETAILS*

2441 North Landing Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456
A great introduction to trailing running! Some technical trail, lots of soft trail and a beautiful jaunt through the woods bordering West Neck Creek. You will finish in front of Buffington House for a great morning party on the lawn.
Race Day Timeline:
6:00 am to 7:15 am – Participants arrive, packet pick up.
7:15 am to 7:30 am - Pre race announcements and National Anthem
7:30 am to 8:30 am - 5k run
8:15:am to 10:30am - Afterparty
9:00am - Awards ceremony

Parking for this event is free and is located in the Municipal Center lot located across from the park. Follow signs and volunteers to parking area
Restrooms are located in the main parking lot and there is one water stop on the course at approximately 1.7 miles.


Event Date: Saturday June 17, 2017
Start Time: 7:30am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Online Registration has Ended.

Event: ITW Race #2 - Windsor Castle 5k
301 Jericho Rd., Smithfield, VA 23430
The packed earth and small gravel ADA compliant trails of Windsor Castle park make it easy to navigate through the picturesque former plantation grounds. You will cross several foot bridges and yes there is a slight climb here and there, but the scenery makes up for the little extra effort!

Race Day Timeline:
6:30 am to 7:15 am – Participants arrive, packet pick up.
7:15 am to 7:30 am - Pre race announcements and National Anthem
7:30 am to 8:30 am - 5k run
8:15:am to 9:30am - Afterparty
9:00am - Awards ceremony and raffles.

Parking for this event is free. Please park in the grass field bordering Jericho Rd.; follow signs and race volunteers to the location. Please DO NOT park in the parking lot near the bathroooms. There are restrooms located at the start/finish line and one water stop at approximately mile 1.7.
Event Date: Saturday July 15, 2017
Start Time: 7:30am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Online Registration has Ended.

Event: ITW Race #3 - Sandy Bottom 5k
1255 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666
A jewel in the middle of Hampton. The 456 acres of protected wetland marshes surrounding Sandy Bottom lake boast activities for any nature enthusiast.

Race Day Timeline:
7:00 am to 7:45 am – Participants arrive, packet pick up.
7:50 am to 8:00 am - Pre race announcements and National Anthem
8:00 am to 9:00 am - 5k run
9:00:am to 10:30am - Afterparty
9:30am - Awards ceremony

Parking for this event is free and located with the park limits. Please park in designated parking areas only. Follow signs to parking and start line.
Event Date: Saturday August 19, 2017
Start Time: 8:00am EDT
End Time: 11:30am EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Online Registration has Ended.

Event: ITW Race #4 - First Landing 10k
*UPDATE* This race has been cancelled; no race day registration is available.

64th and Atlantic, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

The culminating event in our series through the woods where the first Europeans in North America landed and where pirates have reportedly buried treasure. You will traverse the well worn, packed-earth trails of the Cape Henry. We will round out the day with picnic food and series awards.

Race Day Timeline:
7:45 am to 845 am - Runners to arrive, race day packet pick up
8:50 am to 9:00 am - Prerace announcements and National Anthem
9:00 am - 10 k Race begins
9:45 am - First Finisher Expected
10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Afterparty
10:30 time limit is up; course closes, last finisher expected;
11:30 am Finishers awards, series awards, and post race announcements

The race begins just in front of the Narrows. Use the 64th Street entrance to the park. Parking will be $5 CASH unless you have a parking pass from the state park. Park in the large parking lot near the boat ramps. Please come prepared to pay for your parking; you will not be able to get into the park otherwise. There are restrooms located at the start/finish line and one water stop at approximately mile 2.8.

*There are two courses for this event. Both have been professionally measure to ensure that they are at least 6.2 miles. The course that includes the Osprey Trail (which is both challenging and scenic) is plagued by erosion. Consequently there is a back up course with uses the Cape Henry Trail; it is beginner friendly while offering a chance for the experienced trail runner to really test their speed. The final determination as to which course will be used will be made in August.
Event Date: Saturday September 16, 2017
Start Time: 9:00am EDT
End Time: 12:30pm EDT
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Online Registration has Ended.

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