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Several considerations have moved the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation to cancel the 2020 RUN High Bridge 5K.
With a confirmed coronavirus case at Longwood, the university has announced its closure for the next week. Part of our volunteer base for this event are students who belong to service organizations at Longwood. Also, we draw participants from a large geographical area and some registrations for this year are from areas with confirmed cases.
The Foundation works closely with our local school system and have made the school administration a part of this decision. We are in agreement that this decision is prudent and in the best interest of our participants and our community.
We are able to provide participants with three options for managing their registration for this year’s cancelled event.
Run and Walk virtually on your favorite 5k course and we will send you your race t-shirt. We realize this is not the same as enjoying the High Bridge Trail. But, you are still able to support the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation. For those that choose this option, shirts will be mailed at the end of the month. Please reply back to this email to run virtually.
Those currently registered can defer their registration to next year’s event scheduled for Sat. March 13, 2021 at no additional cost. You can defer your registration by logging on to RunSignup > Manage Registration > Deferrals. Here is a guide on how to defer your registration. The deadline to defer is this Saturday, March 14th. If you have further questions concerning deferring to next year’s event please contact the High Bridge 5k.
Participants can request a refund of their entry fee by replying to this email. We will refund requested entry fees as soon as possible.
We thank you for your understanding and for supporting the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation.
Linda Lineweaver, Race Director
The Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc. AND Centra Southside Community Hospital are proud to present the annual Run High Bridge 5k. The event will start at the Camp Paradise entrance of the High Bridge Trail State Park and offers an out and back run across the legendary High Bridge. Proceeds will go to scholarships for Cumberland County School graduates and grants to teachers.
5K Run & Walk– $20 THROUGH February 14th, $25 (2/15 - 3/12); Packet Pickup/Race Day – $30
Friday, March 13th from 3:00 – 7:00 at the Southside Virginia Family YMCA, 580 Commerce Road, Farmville, VA 23901
Saturday, March 14th (RACE DAY) from 8:00am - 8:30am, Camp Paradise Road/Aspen Hill Road (Rt. 601), Rice, VA 23966
Race Day Registration:
Race Day registration is available for $30. Runners & Walkers can register at the Start/Finish beginning at 8:00am or online, Camp Paradise Road/Aspen Hill Road (Rt. 601), Rice, VA 23966
Aspen Hill Road (Rt. 601), Rice, VA 23966. $4.00 EXPANDED PARKING AT RACE SITE
Due to the width of the path across the bridge, we cannot accommodate strollers and pets.
Participants who register by March 1, 2020 11:59pm deadline will receive a High Bridge t-shirt. Sizing is unisex, extras are available on a first-come basis at packet pickup.
Pre-Run Warm-up Session:
A certified instructor will lead a warm-up session from 8:15 - 8:45 near the Start/Finish line.
Top three overall male and female finishers, top Masters (40+ yrs of age) male & female, plus the top male & female finishers in the following categories: 12 & under, 13 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 - 59, 60-69, 70 and over. Timing and scoring of the Run High Bridge 5k will be provided by Riverside Runners.
$5.00 tickets can be purchased during registration or at this link. Tickets delivered at packet pickup or on race day. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
PLEASE NOTE: The High Bridge State Park is still open to the public.
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