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Celebrate National Trails Day by participating in a 5K race on the historic High Bridge Trail. The park is a rail to trail conversion and is a wide, level surface with virtually no grade. The course is out and back across the historic High Bridge. This event benefits Friends of the High Bridge Trail and sponsored by Centra Southside Community Hospital. There is also a virtual 5K option for those that are unable to join us race day.
Aspen Hill Road (Rt. 601), Rice, VA 23966. $5.00 PARKING AT RACE SITE
(Directions: located just 3 miles from downtown Farmville, follow Rt. 460 to Aspen Hill Road, follow Aspen Hill Road 1.7 miles crossing the High Bridge Trail. 1466 Camp Paradise Road is on the LEFT and clearly marked as the entrance to High Bridge Trail State Park. GPS: 1466 Camp Paradise Road (Aspen Hill Road -Rt. 601, Rice, VA 23966)
Online registration $25 (Mar. 25 - May 15, 2021), $30 (May 16 - June 3, 2021), $35 Packet Pickup & Race Day (June 4-5, 2021).
Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If the "in-person" 5K is cancelled, all registrations will be moved to the Virtual 5K scheduled the same day.
Pre Race Packet Pickup:
Friday, June 4th, 11:00 – 6:00pm at Virginia's Heartland Regional Visitor Center, 121 E. Third Street, Farmville, VA 23901 (434)392-1482.
Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration:
Race Day registration is available for $35. However, there is no "on-site" registration. Those registering can do so via their mobile device or computer before arriving at the start/finish.
(Directions: located just 3 miles from downtown Farmville, follow Rt. 460 to Aspen Hill Road, follow Aspen Hill Road 1.7 miles crossing the High Bridge Trail. Camp Paradise Road is on the LEFT and clearly marked as the entrance to High Bridge Trail State Park. GPS: Aspen Hill Road (Rt. 601), Rice, VA 23966)
Due to the width of the path across the bridge, we cannot accommodate strollers and pets.
Please note there is a $5.00 Virginia State Park parking fee collected on-site.
Participation is capped at 200 runners.
Timing and scoring of the race will be done by Riverside Runners, Lynchburg, VA.
High Bridge Trail State Park at (434)315-0457 or Virginia's Heartland Regional Visitor Center at (434)392-1482.
We are so excited about our custom, black, nickel FINISHER MEDALS! Each finisher will receive a unique finisher medal for their race day efforts.
Presented to the top 3 overall male & female finishers and top 3 finishers in each age category.
The top overall male and female finisher will each receive a free weekend cabin stay in a Virginia State Park.
Our Overall Male and Overall Female Champions each receive a bimetal that distinguishes their victory over age group placers.
Age Groups: 10 & under, 11-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.
Age group award winners receive GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE medals depending on place.
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