The Hare and Tortoise New Quarter Park 5K

Sat September 12, 2020 Williamsburg, VA 23185 US Directions
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.hareandtortoiserunwalk.com/.

Place
New Quarter Park (Virtual Location)
Williamsburg, VA US 23185
Description

UPDATE   The Hare and Tortoise New Quarter Park 5K
 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc and no individual or family is exempt from its impact. No one knows when life will get back to normal or the future definition of the term normal. Everyone is under extreme stress, anxiety and uncertainty. Holding a Run in the usual Run format would not be practical given the requirements needed to protect entrants against a potential virus exposure. Even after applying all the recommended measures, there is no guarantee that exposure could or would be avoided. After considering the risks involved and from an abundance of caution we decided that the 2020 Run would be staged on a VIRTUAL basis

The TWELVETH annual Karene O’Hare/Bitsy Whitten Ovarian Cancer Memorial Run is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th, at New Quarter Park in partnership with the Williamsburg Community Foundation; a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization tax, identification number 54-1927558. This Memorial Run is the only annual fundraising program that supports Ovarian Cancer screening, treatment and education for uninsured and under-insured women in the greater Williamsburg community.

The O’Hare/Whitten families sponsor this Run to raise money to combat Ovarian Cancer in memory of Karene O’Hare and Bitsy Whitten who were victims of the disease. Since 2009, over $146,000 has been donated to help underwrite the Ovarian Cancer programs offered by the Lackey Clinic and the Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center to their patients.

In November 2016, we established an Ovarian Cancer Endowment Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation as a permanent source of income for this cause. The Fund provides donation sustainability to build and strengthen the significant Ovarian Cancer health care that Lackey and Olde Towne provide for our community. The money raised by the annual Run is deposited into the Endowment Fund and invested. As of January 2020, the value of the Endowment Fund had grown to over $252,000.

We encourage you to support this fundraiser and sign up to run or walk the event virtually. You can run or walk any 5K course at your convenience, pay the $25.00 entry fee and provide by September 12, your time, date and whether you walked or ran the course. We will provide you with a distinctive and specially designed t-shirt to commemorate your participation.

Your participation is very important and will help provide continued donation support for the important mission of meeting an unmet need for raising awareness about Ovarian Cancer.

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Virtual 5K Run/Walk - Be Safe - Follow all State/County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines

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Directions

This Years' Event Is Held Virtually

Virtual 5K Run/Walk - Be Safe - Follow all State/County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines

 

From Interstate 64

Take exit 242A onto Route 199. Exit Route 199 onto Route 143 towards Williamsburg. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Penniman Road (Magruder Elementary School is on the corner). Proceed 1 block and turn left onto Hubbard Lane. Proceed straight ahead on Hubbard Lane for about 2 miles. Make a right turn onto Lakeshead Road and proceed straight for about 2 miles until you reach the park entrance.

From Route 143

At the route 143 - Penniman Road traffic light (coming from Newport News) turn right onto Penniman Road (Magruder Elementary School is on the corner). Proceed 1 block and turn left onto Hubbard Lane. Proceed straight ahead on Hubbard Lane for about 2 miles. Make a right turn onto Lakeshead Road and proceed straight for about 2 miles until you reach the park entrance.

From Downtown Williamsburg

Take the Colonial Parkway (from the Information Center area) towards Yorktown. Take the Queens Lake exit off the Colonial Parkway. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Hubbard Lane, then turn right onto Lakeshead Drive and proceed straight for about 2 miles until you reach the park entrance.

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Awards

Awards

Note:  Virtual 5K Run/Walk Awards Do Not Apply

Awards in the 5K Run/Walk will go to the top three (3) overall men and women and to the top three (3) in ten-year age groups for men and women from age 19 and under through age 70 and over. Awards in the 5K Competitive Walk will go to the top three (3) overall men and women. Post-race refreshments will be provided to all runners, walkers and one-mile fun participants.

5K Run/Walk Course

5K Run/Walk Course

Note:  This Year's Race Is Virtual Only.

Virtual 5K Run/Walk - Be Safe - Follow all State/County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines


The Race route starts at the large park pavilion, proceeds around the softball field, takes a right turn onto Lakeshead Drive, taxes a right turn onto the sidewalk bordering Lakeshead Drive, proceeds down the sidewalk until it intersects with Lakeshead Drive, turns left onto Lakeshead Drive and returns to the softball field, proceeds around the field, turns left at the fire trail, proceeds down the fire trail until the designated turnaround just past the large meadow, proceeds back on the fire trail until the softball field, proceeds around the softball field to the large park pavilion and the finish line. See map below.

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