Free Union Farm Footrace

Sat June 8, 2019 Free Union, VA US 22940
Events

5K

8:00AM EDT

10K

8:00AM EDT

Reece's 1K

8:05AM EDT
Place
Privately Owned Farm
Free Union, VA US 22940
Description

PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE RACE

Our Third Annual Free Union Farm Footrace, sponsored by WorldStrides and Tiger Fuel/The Market, will take place on Saturday, June 8 Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge and run or walk one of the most beautiful courses in Albemarle County. In addition to our 5K and 10K Race/Walks, Reece's 1K Race/Walk provides a special opportunity for Bigs and Littles to run together, OR community members to run with their children. Reece's IK is named in honor of Reece Covington.

This year you also have the opportunity to fundraise in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, whether you are planning to run the race or not! Awards for various age groups will be given, as well as prizes for the top Team Fundraisers in both the Big & Little category and Community category. We hope you'll join us! 

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019
               6:30am - Registration opens 
               7:15am - Registration closes
               8:00am - 5K & 10K Races start
               1K begins immediately following the 5K & 10K races
               Awards and children's activities begin following the 1K race

WHERE: Privately owned farm in Free Union, VA. Details to be shared with race participants closer to race date.

REGISTRATION FEES: 
              5K & 10K Regular Registration before June 6th at 4:59 pm - $25
              5K & 10K Race Day (June 8th) - $30
              1K - $10 per participant  

Contact Gerry by email at ghartigan@blueridgebigs.org or by phone at 434-244-0882 with questions. 

Runners who register after April 11th should plan on picking up their race shirts at Ragged Mountain Running Store on Elliewood Ave after June 20th. Please note that specific sizes are not guaranteed after April 11th. 

RACE DIRECTIONS

Thank you for registering for the third annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Free Union Farm Footrace! We are excited to announce that we’ve been able to keep the course the same as last year, so you can look forward to setting a course PR for yourself! We are very excited about the opportunity to hold our event at this beautiful location once again, and want to thank the Booth family and their entire team for their generosity and support. We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning!

 

A few very important last minute things we wanted to remind you of:

 

Start Times
Both the 5k and 10k races will start promptly at 8:00 am
The 1k will start at 8:05 am
Packet pickup and race day registration for all three events runs from 6:45 – 7:30 AM.
The entry gate will be closed at 7:45, so don’t be late!
Awards presentation for the 5k & 10k will be at conclusion of the 10k.
 

Parking & Directions
Parking will be on the farm via the “Garden Entrance” on Fox Mountain Road. We are attaching google Map directions along with a blow up of the entrance. Plugging 2535 Fox Mountain Road, Crozet, VA into navigation will get you close to the entrance, but not quite there. Please look for signs saying “RACE” with Arrows to direct you into the correct driveway on your left.  If not, please follow the directions from Charlottesville to Wesley Chapel Road (just outside of Free Union off of Millington Rd). Follow Wesley Chapel Road past the actual chapel (on your left). Go 0.6 miles past the church. The road turns to gravel. Stay to your left as it turns into Fox Mountain Road.  The entrance will be on your left. Please follow signs to parking.
 

This is a solid 35 minutes from downtown Charlottesville on country roads. Please allow plenty of time and don’t be late! If you arrive late, you will not be able to run.
 

Please note, THERE IS NO PARKING ALLOWED ALONG WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD, OR AT THE CHURCH, OR ANYWHERE NOT DESIGNATED SPECIFICALLY FOR PARKING BY THE RACE. The county police will tow any car not parked in a designated area, so please come all the way to the farm to park.
 

There is no parking at the site after the race is complete as the gate will be locked promptly after the race awards are over.
 

Course Info
As stated above, the entire 5K and most of the 10K stay on farm property. A few important things about the course:
Please stay on the course at all times and please respect the property. No trash, gel packs, etc.
Dogs, whether on or off leash, and running strollers, are strictly prohibited.
There is a small stream crossing on the course which means your feet might get wet. Twice! Please prepare accordingly.
Part of the 10K course runs along state roads (Wesley Chapel).  The roads will not be closed. Please stay on the left shoulder at all times and be vigilant for oncoming traffic.
There will be one water station on the course, at approximately the 1.2 mile mark that will be passed twice by 5k runners and three times by 10k folks.
 

This is a challenging course, with plenty of uphill and downhill sections, but while you may not set a distance PR, you will definitely be blown away by the scenery.  Thank you again for participating in our event, and supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there are any questions.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE GOOGLE MAP FOR DIRECTIONS.

 

 

 

Thank you.

Bill Pritchard

Race Director

 

Race Contact Info

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LAST MINUTE REGISTRATIONS:

Runners who register after APRIL 11 should plan on picking up their race shirts at Ragged Mountain Running Store on Elliewood Ave after June 20. Please note that specific sizes are not guaranteed after April 11th. 

GOOGLE MAP FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE RACE

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