Sat October 13, 2018 Directions
Fairfax Government Center

Join us October 13, 2018 for our 3rd Annual Shelane’s Run 5K/1K + Family Fun Day!  This event was established by friends and family in honor of Shelane, whom tragically passed away in June of 2015. Unknown to family and friends, Shelane suffered from severe postpartum depression and psychosis following the loss of her fourth child.  Our mission is to spread awareness, promote programs that offer postpartum support and resources, and encourage women and their families to reach out for help.  Our goal is to establish and offer grants to families that may not be able to afford the treatment they truly need and deserve.

 Shelane’s Run is the only road race in Virginia focused on maternal mental health.  In 2017 nearly 500 people registered for Shelane’s Run and more than 1,000 family members participated in activities.  We hope to continue growing in numbers and helping more families in our community.

Race Contact Info

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Event Details

Race Day Schedule

7:00 - 9:00  -  Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup

8:30  -  1K Fun Run Begins

9:00  -  5K Run/Walk Begins, Strollers Welcome

10:00  -  Awards

Activities will run from approximately 8:00am to 11:30am.  Families are welcome to stay and enjoy all activities.  A $5 donation at the door is suggested for children not registered for the event.


Parking is free and is available around the Government Center.


This event will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather. No refunds will be issued, nor will Shelane's Run be rescheduled. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up by September 24th to guarantee your race shirt!

Strollers are welcome!


Thursday, October 11th   5-8pm  
Blue Iguana, 12727 Shoppes Ln, Fairfax, VA 22033

Friday, October 12th   1-8pm  
Pacers, 10420 North St, Fairfax, VA 22030 

* It is HIGHLY encouraged to pick up your packet prior to race day to avoid lines and to enjoy the activities with your children which begin at 8:00am. *

ADA information

ADA information: For Event information and to request special accommodations, call (703) 853-2508.  Please allow two working days in advance of the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.  For additional ADA information, please contact the Fairfax County Office of Equity Programs at (703) 324-2953/TTY 711.

USATF Certified Course & Sanctioned Event

Shelane's Run is a USATF certified course and sanctioned event!


Race Course Map

Fairfax Government Center


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