2023 5K Spirit Run

Sat May 20, 2023

NewTiming Company!

We will be using Commonwealth Timing and Race Management to time our 5K this year.  Race results can be found at https://www.commonwealthtiming.net/




Holy Spirit School will be hosting our 8th Annual 5K Spirit Run to support our Resource program and bring together our Holy Spirit Community.  The 5K will be held at Holy Spirit School.  We will have a virtual option for those who prefer to run in their own neighborhood 

All 5K participants will receive a FREE t-shirt if registered by midnight on April 30, 2023. We will have limited t-shirts available after that date, but we cannot guarantee the availability of t-shirts or sizes. 


                               Please monitor this Race Page for updated information. 


5K 2023 Spirit Run Fees

2023 5K Spirit Run

Register before April 30 and save $5 per registration fee!

             Children under 5 are free!            

Under 15  $20

All other registrations are $25


After April 30 Under 15 is $25 and all other registrations are $30.  





Volunteers Needed!

We need course marshalls to cheer our runners and direct them along the route. No experience necessary!  Parents and students can earn volunteer hours!

To sign up to volunteer follow this link:  https://app.connect1.io/volunteers/G0gDG_C4w or contact Sue Gibbons sgibbons@holyspiritflames.org.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Can I still participate virtually?

A:  Yes! We are still offering a virtual option this year.  Please send us your photos!  

Q: What time does the race start and what time should I arrive?
A:   The race will begin at 8:00 am.  If you have not received your race bib, please allow 30 minutes for the check-in process. 

Q: Is the race timed?
A: We are using Commonwealth Timing Company to time our race.  Please note this is not a certified 5K race course. 

Q: Can I purchase a 5K t-shirt even if I don't register?

A:  Yes!  The 2023 5K Spirit Run t-shirts are available for purchase in children and adult sizes using the "Store" tab on the menu bar at the top of this website. 

Q: If I registered after April 30, will I still receive a race T-Shirt?
A: We ordered extra t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. We will have them available on Friday at pickup and on Saturday. We cannot guarantee sizes or availability. We will also have t-shirts from previous years available for purchase for $5 by the registration table. 

Q: Can I volunteer to help?
A: Yes! We will need volunteers as course marshalls at various points along the racecourse. 

Any other questions? Please feel free to contact Sue Gibbons at sgibbons@holyspiritflames.org.




Race Packet-Pick Up

We will have tables set up at Holy Spirit School for bib assignment and race packet pick-up on Friday, May 19th (after Field Day) from 2:00-6:00.

We will also have packet pick-up beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20th 

Will there be medals?

Medals will be awarded to the following:

Overall  Female and Males: 1st, 2nd, 3rd 

Age Divisions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Females      Males

6-10            6-10

11-15          11-15

16-25          16-25

26-35          26-35

36-45          36-45

46-55          46-55

56+              56+

5K Spirit Run Race Course

Race Course

The starting line is behind the school on the lower blacktop.

Head towards the road and turn right out of the side entrance of the school down Woodland Way. (There will be a sign directing you.)

Cross the street at the crosswalk at the bottom of Woodland Way (There will be signs and someone directing you.) and take the Long Branch Trail until the turn-around and water just before Guinea Road. (There will be someone directing you.)

You will go back along the Long Branch Trail and cross back over the crosswalk and continue up Woodland Way. (There will be a water stop at the entrance to the church if you need it.) 

Continue to Braddock Road and take a left. (There will be a sign and someone to direct you.) 

Continue until the Braddock Road entrance of Holy Spirit Church and take a left into the parking lot. 

Follow the cones and pass by the front of the school.

Continue to the finish in the upper parking lot to cross the finish line.  

Congratulate yourself and get some water!

Thank you for your participation in the 7th Annual 5K Spirit Run!



Can you help us?

There are many expenses associated with a 5K and 100% of our profits go directly to our resource program.  Please consider helping us in one of the following ways or pass along donation information to a business, family member, or friend.

Become a Sponsor: We welcome sponsorship at many levels 

Platinum: $500 or more

Gold: $350

Silver: $250

Bronze: $150


Tax-Deductible Donation: If you prefer to make a donation without sponsor benefits


Prize or Gift Card Donation: We like to offer prizes for runners and incentive and thank you to volunteers and fund-raisers. 

For more information about sponsorship, contact sgibbons@holyspiritflames.org or download the Sponsorship Donation Form.

Additional Ways to Support the 5K Spirit Run

Purchase additional t-shirts

We have additional t-shirts in adult and children sizes available for purchase.  See the "Store" tab on the menu bar at the top of the website. They will be available for pick up at Holy Spirit School beginning May 20th.

Make a donation  

You can make a donation using the convenient "Donation" tab on the menu bar at the top of this website. You can also write a check payable to "Holy Spirit School 5K" and deliver or mail it to Holy Spirit School, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003 (It saves the processing fee!)

Come cheer on the runners and walkers on race day!

You don't have to register if you want to just come and cheer on your family, friends, and teachers who are running and walking!

Race Contact Info

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