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8th Annual IRON 5k & Kids Fun Run

Sat April 14, 2018 Lynchburg, VA US 24504 Directions
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.ironlives.com.

1200 Concord Turnpike
Lynchburg, VA US 24504

Join us for the 8th annual IRON 5K run/walk. Our new course will be from Percival's Island Blackwater Creek Trail (downtonwn Lynchburg). This event will benefit students by helping them overcome negativity and align themselves with a professional career field, by running/walking with the professionals that they desire to become. Donations are welcome and spectators can purchase an IRON T-shirt for $15.

Event Description: 
The Iron 5K run/walk, presented by Iron Lives Inc., is a student and career professional focused 3.1 mile run in Lynchburg Virginia. Gather the family to walk, jog, run, dance, or crawl to support our students. The course starts and ends in downtown Lynchburg at the Blackwater Creek trail 1200 Concord Turnpike).

Date & Time:
IRON 5k, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Start time is 9:00 AM. An award ceremony for Overall and Age Group categories will follow the race.
KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN (ages 5-12) will begin once the 5k has concluded and will take place on the Blackwater creek trail. All children who participate in the fun run will receive a finisher medal (t-shirts guaranteed to kid's registered by 4/1).


Race start and finish is on Percival's Island, Blackwater Creek Trail (1200 Concord Turnpike). Limited parking on-site. Participants are encouraged to use City parking lots and street parking along Jefferson Street.

(NEW) Course: 
This is a flat, out & back course on the Blackwater Creek Bikeway.

IRON 5k: $20 ($30 after 4/1/2018) (Packet Pickup/Race Day $30)
IRON 5k (12 & under): $10.00 ($15.00 after 4/1/2018) (t-shirt cost)
KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN: $10.00 ($15.00 after 4/1/2018) 

***Race entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable to another event or person***  

5k: Top Overall M/F, Top Master M/F (40+ yrs.), Top 2 M/F in each age group.
Youth Mile (12 & under):  Each finisher receives a finisher medal.

(NEW) Team Competition:
Everyone is invited to join a team during registration based on their profession or interest in that profession (ie. Business/retail, education, etc...).  Total number of team team entries is unlimited. Team registration will close on Friday Apr. 13th at 6pm. Top 5 on each team score. Ranking will be based on average time of scoring team members.

Packet Pickup: 
Fri.  April 13th, 12-5:30pm, Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sat. April 14th, 7:30am - 8:15am Race Day, Percival's Island, 1200 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA

Guaranteed for those participants who pre-register online by April 1st..  A limited number of T-shirts are available for those who register after our deadline on a first-come basis at packet pickup.

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What is IRON

What is IRON?
IRON stands for, I’m Responsible for Overcoming Negativity, and consists of four groups; IRON- focuses on high school males , IRON Diamonds-focuses on high school females, T.I.N. Men (Turning Into Noble Men)- focuses on middle school males, and Rubies- focuses on middle school females . This program is designed to develop and polish students in the areas of academics, professionalism, leadership, respect, and community service. We have biweekly meetings where speakers come and speak to the groups about various subjects including, decision making, self-respect and respecting others, how to be successful, and practical financial strategies, just to name a few. In addition to our meetings we have a positive music program, college workshops, a community 3 on 3-basketball tournament, 5k run/walk, a step team, poetry nights, a peer-tutoring program, and many community service projects, including a huge community service project in the Town of Amherst called The Spring Clean. For more information visit www.ironlives.com


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