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Race with us over the course of 2023 and make 2023 your strongest year yet! We have 5 great in-person races that'll keep you moving all year long. If you complete all 5 races in the series, you'll receive Stafford Race Series finisher swag!
NEW THIS YEAR - $1000 in Cash Prizes for our top runners and raffles for series participants!
First Place Male and Female - $250 Cash Prize
Second Place Male and Female - $150 Cash Prize
Third Place Male and Female - $100 Cash Prize
It's a Stafford Halloween tradition! Run or walk with us on October 28th and take on Halloween Hill in the 5K! Kids 12 & under, we have an option for you - you can run with your friends in the Monster Mile! Costumes are encouraged and prizes are given to the best costumes. All participants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and custom finisher's medal as long as you register before the t-shirt deadline on October 10th. As always, you'll have a donut waiting for you after the race! #willrunfordonuts The Halloween 5K is the 4th race in the 2023 Stafford Race Series.
This race benefits Project Lifesaver with the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
Race Photos are FREE! Download as many as you'd like HERE.
Join us for the 8th annual Halloween 5K and Monster Mile! This Stafford tradition is one you don't want to miss! Start planning your costumes now because there's a costume contest!! Monster Mile Parents: the path along Mine Road parallels the race course. If you want to run near your child, we ask that you run on the path unless your child is 4 & under.
The in-person race will be held on Saturday, October 28th. The boys will race at 8am and the girls will race at 8:20am. The 5K will start at 8:45am.
Strollers are permitted in the 5K, but we ask that stroller participants start towards the back. Dogs are NOT permitted. There is no paper registration for this race - registration is online only.
This race benefits Project Lifesaver with the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.
Overall: Top 3 Male and Female. $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place. Note: Overall award recipients will be not be eligible for age group awards.
Age Groups: Top 3 Male and Female. Age Divisions are 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over
The Overall awards will be based on Gun Time.
Age group awards will be based on each runner's individual Chip Time.
1 Mile Awards
Age Groups: Top 3 Male and Female. Age Divisions are 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12
In the 1 mile all awards will be based on Gun Time.
Packet Pick Up will be available TWO nights this year - Thursday night in Fredericksburg and Friday night in Stafford!
Thursday, October 26th from 3-6:30pm at Fleet Feet Fredericksburg - 1993 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Friday, October 27th from 4:00-6:30pm at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center - 1600 Mine Road, Stafford, VA 22554
Packet pick up will also be available race morning starting at 7am near the restrooms near fields 7 & 8.
Packets will not be mailed.
Parking is available at Embrey Mill Park - 1600 Mine Road, Stafford, VA 22554.
7am - Packet Pick Up Begins
7:50am - All Girls Monster Mile athletes report to the starting area on Mine Road
8am - Start of the Girls Monster Mile
8:15am - All Boys Monster Mile athletes report to the starting area on Mine Road
8:20am - Start of the Boys Monster Mile
8:35am - All 5K athletes report to the starting area on Mine Road
8:45am - Start of the Halloween 5K
9:30am - 1 Mile Awards Ceremony, 5K Awards to follow
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