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New Date: TBD
The 10th Annual IRON 5K & Kids Fun Run has been postponed to a date TBD. This change was necessary for the safety of our community, participants, and volunteers. Our decision complies with mandates from both federal, state, and local government. Registration will remain open, with Early Bird Pricing extended until a new date is chosen. Our expectation is to announce a new date on or before July 1, 2020. All current registrations will carry over to the new date with no complication.
Participants registered prior to March 20, 2020 can manage their registration by choosing an option below.
We thank you for your patience, understanding, and kindness.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.ironlives.com.
Celebrate the 10th running of the IRON 5k Run/Walk and Spring at the same time! This traditional road course is on the streets in town of Amherst, Virginia. This is a road course with a finish on the track at Amherst County High School.
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 TBD:
POSTPONED....We expect to pick a new date on or before July 1, 2020.
IRON 5k, Sunday, April 19, 2020. Start time is 3:00PM. 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 (approx. 4:00PM) and will take place on the Amherst Country High School track. All children who participate in the fun run will receive a finisher medal.
Race start and finish is located at Amherst Country High School, 139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA 24521
A 3.1 mile, road course with rolling hills on the streets of the town of Amherst.
IRON 5k: $25 ($30 after 3/14) (Packet Pickups/Race Day $35)
IRON 5k (12 & under): $15.00 ($20.00 after 3/14) (Packet Pickups/Race Day $25)
KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN: $10.00 (Packet Pickups/Race Day $15)
***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 riversiderunners.com and RunSignUp.com.
5k: 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)
Youth Mile (12 & under): Each finisher receives a finisher medal.
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.
Fri. April 17th, 4:00 PM -6:00 PM, Sat. April 18th, 12 - 5:00 PM Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sat. April 18th, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sun. April 19th, RACE DAY, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Amherst Country High School (track), 139 Lancer Way, Amherst, VA 24521
Guaranteed for those participants who pre-register, online by April 1st. 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 4/1 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.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
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