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Hope for Help 5K

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The Hope for Help 5K Run will take runners and walkers through the beautiful Crosspointe subdivision in Lorton. The course is great for race enthusiasts as well as families and friends coming out to enjoy the outdoors and experience the thrill of being a part of a great cause. There will be many safety marshals stationed along the course, a water station at the halfway point, and lots of prizes at the finish!


Chronotrack Timing


We are proud to partner with Amazing Race Timing to elevate the quality of this event. Secure online registration and a chronotrack timing system, coupled with a fast course promises awesome and accurate "chip times" at this 5K.


Registration Cost


Before September 30th: $25
Between October 1st and November 16th: $30
Race Day: $35
Kids Mini Color Run (12 years old and younger): $15


Free Swag


Pre-registered runners will receive a commemorative Hope for Help 5K T-shirt. Race Day registrants will receive shirts while supplies last.


Pre-Race Activities


Professionally led Warm-up & National Anthem


Post-Race Activities and Awards


Post race refreshments and a live band; also catch the Kids Mini Color Run that starts at 9:00 AM.


Cash Prizes Awarded to the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Overall Finishers

1st Place Male & Female: $100
2nd Place Male & Female: $75
3rd Place Male & Female: $50

There will also be prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Every participant in the Kids Mini Color Run will receive a racing medal!


Race Packet Pick Up and Onsite Registration


We recommend you pick up your race bib and timing chip on Friday, November 16th to avoid lines on Race Day. If you do not register online, you may register in person at the Pre-race Packet Pickup at New Hope Church on November 16th or on Race Day at the registration table (entry fee increases on race day)


Packet pick-up dates, times, and locations


Friday, November 16 Packet Pick Up: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM: New Hope Church - 8905 Ox Road Lorton, VA 22079

Saturday, November 17 Race Day Pick Up: 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM: New Hope Church - 8905 Ox Road Lorton, VA 22079


Kids Mini Color Run:


What is a Color Run?
A Color Run is a unique experience focused less on “speed” and more on “crazy color fun” for the kids. Color runners come from all different ages and speeds; but everyone participating has a blast!~ Color Run races will be broken up by age groups (all under the age of 12) and take place entirely on the New Hope Church campus. It’s a great way to end the event by watching your kids have a blast!


How does it work?
The Color Run has TWO SIMPLE rules: 1) Participants must wear the white t-shirt provided with registration. 2) Participants must have so much fun they cross the finish line looking like they fell into a Willy Wonka, tie-dyed, vat of colored goodness.


What is the Color?
Along the Mini Color Run, course volunteers with colors will blitz the kids as they pass through the yellow, orange, and pink Color Run zones. All products are 100% natural and safe. You can eat the stuff if you’d like (we’ve tried but don’t suggest it; it’s surprisingly high in calories and leaves a chalky after taste).


Parking


Parking available onsite at New Hope Church as well as at The Shoppes of Lorton Valley next store (8971 Ox Road; shuttle service will run back and forth all morning).


Restrooms


Spacious, clean, indoor restrooms available at the event.


Event Proceeds


The proceeds will benefit “Feed My Starving Children” (fmsc.org), an organization committed to feeding starving children around the world.


Stroller Policy


We do allow runners with strollers with some restrictions. Please start at the back of the pack. Do not weave through packs of runners, and always yield the right of way to other runners. As long as you run/push responsibly you're welcome to bring Junior along for the ride!


No Pets Please


Although we love animals, please do not bring pets. Thank you for understanding.

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