Sun October 4, 2020 Amherst, VA 24521 US Directions
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Additional race information can be found at

Ambriar Plaza - Shopping Center
Amherst, VA US 24521

Celebrate the 10th running of the IRON 5k Run/Walk and Fall at the same time!  This traditional road course is on the streets in town of Amherst, Virginia.

9/30/2020:  Our course location has changed to the Ambriar Shopping Plaza.  Participants should park in front of Schewel Furniture, 139 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst, VA  24521.  The start and finish will be on S. Main Street and be an out and back course. Our previous location was Amherst High School.  No race activities will occur at the high school.


Event Description:
The Iron 5K run/walk, presented by Iron Lives Inc..  This event will benefit students in Central Virginia Public Schools by providing funds for the IRON Lives program's student focused activities.  

Date & Time:
IRON 5k, Sunday, October 4, 2020. Start time is 3:00PM.


Race start and finish is located at Amherst Country High School, 139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA  24521
New location is Ambriar Shopping Plaza, 139 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst, VA  24521

A 3.1 mile, road course with rolling hills on the streets of the town of Amherst out and back on South Main Street.

IRON 5k: $25 ($30 after 8/31) (Packet Pickups/Race Day $35)
IRON 5k (12 & under): $15.00 ($20.00 after 8/31) (Packet Pickups/Race Day $25)
***Race entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable to another event or person***  

Timing services will be provided by Riverside Runners. State-of-the-art, electronic, MyLaps bib timing will be used. Please wear your number on the front of your shirt or shorts and have it visible through-out the event.
Results will be posted on and

Finisher Medals to all 5K finishers.
Top 2 Overall M&F, Top 2 Master M&F (40+ yrs.), Top 2 M&F in each age group (12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99)
Chip Time (Net Time) will be used to determine placing in all award categories.
Top TEAM (IRON Business, IRON Church, IRON School)

Team Competition:
Team registration will close on Saturday Apr. 11th at 6:00 PM. Total number of team members is unlimited. Top 5 on each team score. Ranking will be based on cumulative time of scoring team members. An individual may only compete on one team. There are 3 team categories; IRON Business, IRON Church, and IRON School. Participants should select there team category and then select/enter their team name. 

Packet Pickup: 
Fri.  October 2nd, 4:00 PM  -6:00 PM,  Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sat. October 3rd, 12:00 PM  - 5:00 PM Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sun. October 4th, RACE DAY, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Amherst Country High School (track), 139 Lancer Way, Amherst, VA  24521 , Ambriar Shopping Plaza, 139 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst, VA  24521

Guaranteed for those participants who pre-register, online by August 31st. Both 100% cotton and moisture-wicking ($5.00 more / some sizes not available) shirts are offered.  A limited number of extra t-shirts are available for those who register after the 8/31 deadline. They will be available on a first-come basis at packet pickup.

Strollers & Pets
Strollers are allowed for this event. Please make sure you stroller is in good working condition (ie. hand brake, tether, proper tire inflation, etc..). Pets are not allowed to participate. Please leave your dog at home.

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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


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