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Location: Amherst, VA US 24521 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Race Website

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Event Time Price Details
8:30AM EDT
1 Mile-Kids Run Fun
9:30AM EDT
5k-Youth (12 & Under)
8:30AM EDT
139 Lancer Lane
Amherst, VA US 24521

Join us for the 7th annual IRON 5K run/walk from Amherst County High School through the scenic small town of Amherst, Virginia.  This event will benefit students in Central Virginia Public Schools by providing funds for our program's student focused activities.  Even if you are not participating in the event, come celebrate with the community in Lancer Stadium at  Amherst County High School. Donations are welcome and spectators can purchase an IRON T-shirt $15.

Event Description: 
The Iron 5K run/walk, presented by Iron Lives Inc., is a family friendly 3.1 mile run in Amherst County, Virginia. Gather the family to walk, jog, run, dance, or crawl to support our students. The course starts and ends at Amherst County High School and will follow Main Street from the high school into the town of Amherst. 

Date & Time:  
IRON 5k, Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Start time is 8:30 AM.  A door prize drawing and an award ceremony for age category winners will follow the race.
KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN (ages 5-11) will begin once the 5k is concluded and will take place on the track in Lancer Stadium. All children who participate in the fun run will receive a t-shirt and medal.

Race start and finish is at Amherst County High School.  Free parking available at the high school and overflow parking is available at the Ambriar Shopping Center.   

The course will start on the Amherst County High School Track turn right heading Northbound on S. Main st. into the town of Amherst. Runners will make a u-turn at the Amherst traffic light in the snap fitness parking lot (a water table will be located here). Then runners will proceed southbound on S. Main st and finish on the Amherst County High School Track  (After 40 minutes the road will be opened. If you have not completed the 5k by then all runners and walkers can use the sidewalks to finish the race)

IRON 5k:  $20 ($25 after 5/23/2017) (Packet Pickup/Race Day $30)
IRON 5k (12 & under): $10 ($15 after 5/23/2017)
KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN:  $10 (Race Day $15)

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

Packet Pickup: 
Fri.  June 23rd, 12-5:30pm, Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sat. June 24th, 7:30am - 8:15am Race Day, Amherst Country High School, Lancer Stadium.

Guaranteed for those participants who pre-register online.  A limited number of T-shirts are available for those who register race day.  Pre-registration is encouraged, because registration on race day does not guarantee a T-shirt.  

Race Contact Info

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Top two overall finishers (male/female), Top two Master finishers (male/female 40+) and top two finishers in each age group (male/female)
Age Groups:  12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ 
Top IRON mom, ALL IRON moms (If pre-registered), ALL Kids Fun Run participants (If pre-registered)

***Categories, Challenges and Awards***
The IRON Challenge- To accept the IRON Challenge click the "IRON Challenge" box during registration. To complete the challenge you must run/walk 96.9 miles before 6/24, then finish the IRON 5K (3.1 miles). Once you complete the challenge you will have ran and/or walked 100 miles from 4/24-6/24! A training log to keep track of your miles can be downloaded and printed from When you cross the finish line and complete this challenge you will receive a secret prize!

The IRON Award- 
The organization with the most teammates will win one of the following IRON Awards!!! You can sign up with your team during the online registration process. 

IRON Business 
IRON School 
IRON Church

IRON MOM- Moms are the most determined people on earth, and we want to give them the opportunity to show off! Moms can now run or walk the 5k with their kids in their strollers. This will be a tough challenge...but it will be easier than child birth! All Moms racing with a stroller will receive an IRON Mom t-shirt, and the top 5 mom finishers will receive a medal. 

Past Records

Records and Past Results:
Male 5K Record- Jordan Miller 17:07 (2012)
Female 5K Record- Amanda Pettyjohn 21:49 (2012)
Male Youth 5K Record (12 and under)- Spencer Denton 21:07 (2012)
Female Youth 5K Record (12 and under)- Addie Brown 31:10 (2015)
IRON Mom Record- Rebekah Pekar 30:12 (2015)
Kids 1 Mile Fun Run Record- Zachary Jackson 7:46 (2015)

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

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