Virtual Fix a Leak Family 5K

Mon March 14 - Sun May 1 Charlottesville, VA 22903 US
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Virtual Fix a Leak Family 5K

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Additional race information can be found at http://www.Charlottesville.gov/FixALeak.

Description

This family-friendly event is going VIRTUAL again for 2022!

The Fix a Leak Family 5K brings awareness and attention to our rivers as a means of recreation and conservation each year. Information on tackling water leaks in your home, as well as general water conservation tips, resources, and rebates, will be provided digitally to all race participants as part of the water conservation efforts of the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority for Fix a Leak!

This is a FREE virtual 5K race you can do on your own during the spring (March 14th - May 1st). We will provided some suggested routes from previous Fix a Leak Family 5K races so you can enjoy the Rivanna River. Although we can't run this race in person, we hope you still help us chase down those leaks and stop the "Running Toilet"!

This event is part of the Fix a Leak Events sponsored by the City, ACSA, and RWSA. All events are FREE and the 5K resources and materials will all be provided digitally. We will be selecting several lucky winners that participate in any of our Fix a Leak events to receive a special prizes. This race is open for those that live in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County in Virginia. If you do not live in these locations, you will not be eligible for prizes or included in placed finishes.

Check out the other Fix a Leak Events including our Home Scavenger Hunt: Charlottesville.gov/FixALeak

Rules

Only those that live in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County will have their results count toward our race and be entered to win a prize.

Please follow Virginia state rules for COVID-19 and if you are running in a City and County park, follow their specific rules as well. Please wear a mask while running/walking and stay 6 feet away from others.

Prizes

2022 Virtual Fix a Leak Family 5K First Place Winners

  • Fastest Overall Time: Kyle Fritz, 18:01
  • 1st Place Youth: Eli Phillips, 19:20
  • 1st Place Adult Male: Christopher Cannon, 27:30
  • 1st Place Adult Female: Megan Ridgway, 28:30 
  • Randomly Selected Winner: Zackary Belford

Top race finishers (from the City of Charlottesville or Albemarle County only) in the adult and youth categories will receive prizes! The top adult and youth runners will receive a $50 gift card to Ragged Mountain Running Shop. We will also be selecting a random participant that registered and submitted results for a participation prize ($50 gift card from Fifth Season). We will announce the top finishers and participation winner after May 1st.

Only residents of the City of Charlottesville or Albemarle County are eligible for prizes. 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

PDF

In order to keep the cost of this race free for everyone, we are keeping our materials digital! Check out our digital race packet which includes some great information around how to find and fix leaks in your home. 

2021 Virtual Fix a Leak Family 5K Digital Race Packet (PDF)

You can also view your own digital race bib after you register under your RunSignup Profile when you select the Virtual Fix a leak Family 5K and then the View Pre-Race Bib link. 
When you submit your race results, you will also be given a special race certificate for completing the race! You can find your race certificate under your race results after you submit them. 

Race Location Ideas

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PDF

You can run your 5K anywhere, but here are some 5K routes from previous Fix a Leak Family 5K races that you can check out. 

Past Fix a Leak 5K Race Course Routes (PDF)

Keep in mind we have another Fix a Leak event happening this spring, the Home Scavenger Hunt, check out the scavenger hunt worksheet as part of our race packet to help you FIX A LEAK!

Home Scavenger Hunt Worksheet (PDF)

Put on your detective hat and help us find and fix leaks in your home by going on your own home scavenger hunt! Complete the worksheet (front and back if you are using the PDF) and submit your answers by May 1st to be entered to win special PRIZES! You can also complete the worksheet online here (LINK).

For full details on Fix a Leak Events go to: Charlottesville.gov/FixALeak

Rivanna RiverFest- May 1st

We are ending our Fix a Leak events with Rivanna RiverFest! Come celebrate and experience your river on May 1st at Rivanna River Company. There will be a River Race (registration required), music, food, and community partners to help connect you to our River.
Go to the event webpage for full list of activities and details: rivannariver.org/rivanna-riverfest

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