Hope's Legacy's 3rd Annual "Hoofin' It For Horses" 5k Trail Run/Walk and Open-House

Sunday, October 4, 2020 Afton, VA 22920 US
2080 Castle Rock Road
Afton, VA US 22920

Come and join Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue's 3rd Annual 5k trail run/walk! Participants will experience the beautiful terrain of Castle Rock Farm, the home of Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue. This race welcomes participants of all fitness levels from walkers to the more experienced runners. All registration fees will directly benefit the horses and donkeys of Hope's Legacy, a 501(c)(3) charity that's been rescuing equines since 2008. 

There are now three ways to Hoof It:  Virtually - at your convenience and your location.   By appointment - run the Castle Rock Farm course by appointment during the week before the race.  Or at Castle Rock Farm on Race Day. 

Hope’s Legacy will be holding a public Open House from 11AM - 3PM following the Hoofin’ It For Horses run. Runners are welcome to stay on the property, meet and learn about our 4-legged friends, and take advantage of the food trucks, meet and greets with the horses, vendors, a tack sale and educational programs.

Every effort is being made to make your Hoofin' It experience a pleasant and safe one.  Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue is following all COVID-19 restrictions mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia, including mask protection and social distancing. We welcome your participation in the our 5K, however, if restrictions increase, your registration for an in-person race may be converted to a virtual one.  We will contact you as soon as possible if your race status changes. 

All participants are encouraged to wear costumes for the race!

Please leave your four legged companions at home; dogs can stress out and scare our horses.




From Charlottesville: Take US 29 South and turn right onto Plank Road in North Garden toward Batesville (5 mi). In Batesville, turn left onto Craigs Store Road (3 mi). Turn right onto Castle Rock Road and after a mile turn left into the parking area for the race.

From Lynchburg: Take US 29 North and turn left on VA-6 W (5.8 mi). Turn right onto VA-151 N/VA-6 W and after 0.8 miles turn right onto State Rte 635 - Greenfield Rd (before Ashley's Market). Stay on the road for 5 miles (it turns into Craigs Store Road). Turn left onto Castle Rock Road and after a mile turn left into the parking area for the race.

From Waynesboro: Exit I-64 at Exit 99 and take US-250 East. Turn right onto Plank Road (1.6 mi). Turn right onto Ortman Road and continue for about 3.2 miles (it turns into Castle Rock Rd). Go past the mailbox for Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue (2080 Castle Rock Rd) and turn right into the parking area for the race.


274 ft Elevation Gain

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  • Sign up for the Hoofin' It For Horses 5k Trail Run/Walk
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