Fall Backyard Burn Trail Run - Lake Fairfax

October 18, 2020 Reston, VA 20190 US Directions
Produced by EX2 Adventures
Events

5 Mile

7:30AM EDT

10 Mile

9:00AM EDT
Description

The Fall Backyard Burn (SBYB) is a series of 5 and 10 mile trail running races held on some of the best trail networks in the Northern Virginia Area. All the courses include a mixture of forested fire roads, twisty hiking trails, stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.

Located in Reston, VA, this suburban park has a beautiful lake, huge open fields, pavilions, and an awesome trail network. Our course is singletrack with a bit of open field running mixed in…and a beautiful views of the lake.

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For course maps and additional information, please visit the race website.

Our charity partner for this event is Homestretch.  If you are able, please consider making a donation to this amazing organization during registration.

SUMMARY OF COVID PRECAUTIONS FOR IN-PERSON EVENT

A summary of our precautions are below.  You can read our full social distancing plan here.

  • Check-in times will be staggered from 7:30am to 10am. 5 mile runners will check-in between 7:30am and 9:00am and 10 mile runners will check-in between 9:00 and 10am. Note: the 5 mile runners are going first to avoid congestion on the trails since the course is a 5 mile loop.  We may need to shift and adjust check-in times based on the number of people that sign up for each race.
  • Each check-in group will be about 30 people.
  • Groups 10 people (max) will start every 5 minutes. Smaller groups will start if there is not a queue.
  • Check-in is touchless and event will be chip timed.
  • It is expected that each runner is ready to run when they check-in.  Please warm up and use the bathroom before you check-in. Portajohns will be available in the start queue while the runner is getting ready to start. We do not want people checking in and going back to your car.
  • Race giveaways (T-shirt) and post-race food and water are grab and go only and pre-packaged. We will have breakfast burritos, but the selection of food will be smaller than normal.
  • Parking, check-in, start, and finish areas of the event will have ample room for social distancing.
  • Signage will be used to remind people to wear their face coverings and stay socially distanced at all times.
  • Face coverings are required at all times when in check-in, starting, and finish areas.
  • Runners must carry a face covering during event (when running) and use when passing if ample distance is not available on the trail. If a racer doesn't have a face covering, then one will be provided to them during check-in.
  • Aid stations are staffed for safety only - no water will be provided with the exception of one water refill station at about the halfway point on the course. Athletes are required to carry their own hydration.
  • There is no post-race awards ceremony.
  • Runners are not allowed to stay after the race except to cool down.
  • Spectators are not allowed.
  • Ample restrooms (portajohns and park bathrooms) are available to minimize queues. All restrooms will be sanitized once every 2 hours by EX2 staff.
  • Hand sanitizer stations available at check-in, start, and finish.
  • All racers will be required to self-validate that they do not have COVID symptoms or have been exposed to anyone suspected to have COVID for the 14 days leading up to event.
Place
Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA US 20190
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