Verdun Adventure Bound "Dead of Winter" 5K - Third Annual

Sat January 29, 2022 Rixeyville, VA 22737 US Directions
17044 Adventure Bound Trail
Rixeyville, VA US 22737



A light snow is now expected, late Friday night. The race will be held, as scheduled, unless the roads are dangerous.  Be apprised that the course may be under a couple inches of snow, and come prepared to run in those conditions.

We will assess the safety situation at 8AM on Race Day, and quickly issue a statement, here and by email to all registered runners, if the race is postponed.  BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL before heading out to Verdun.  


Cross Country 5K
Third Annual!!! 
Jan 29 will be cold, no doubt, but you can sleep late, let it warm up a little, and then race a cross country 5K at Verdun Adventure Bound at 11:00 AM.  
To take the chill off, hot chocolate will be served around a roaring campfire at the finish line next to the pavilion.  

This race is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to support Verdun Adventure Bound.  Verdun is a educational 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support youth and adult personal growth incorporating experiential learning and stewardship of the land on its 66 acre retreat facility. Check them out at the link below.


$25 Early Bird Special through 11:59pm Dec 31, 2021
$30 Pre-registration Jan 1 through 9:00am Jan 29.
$35 on race day at Verdun.
Long Sleeve Race T-Shirt included for those who pre-reg by Jan 15 at 11:59AM.  We will still collect T-Shirt size info, and we will have extra shirts, but they are not guaranteed after the cut-off.

Race Course
Verdun has a beautiful cross country course with just enough hills to make it interesting.  There is a lot of variety in surface and terrain... in and out of the woods, along side two ponds, over a couple streams (don't worry... foot bridges).  See the map below for the expected course (which may change if conditions dictate).  

We will have age and gender group awards as follows:

Open: 5 places
Female: 3 places
Male: 13 and under, 14-18, 19-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 70+
Female: 13 and under, 14-18, 19-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 70+
NOTE: Runners can win in multiple categories.



Race Contact Info

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Race Course Schematic: 2 laps at 2.5K


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