Date, Time and Place
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Riverside Park.
5K start time is 9:00 AM
Kids Jingle Bell 1/2 Mile Jog begins at 9:45 AM
**It's going to be extra "rosy" this year! The weather forecast is calling for a possible accumulation of snow tonight and tomorrow morning. Right now, the race is still on as scheduled. We will keep a close eye on the weather and Greenway conditions and will post any updates here and our Facebook page.**
Your registration fee for this race is an unwrapped toy (elementary or middle school age appropriate) or high school age gift or gift cards for our Mount Airy Police Dept. local toy drive on race morning. There will be a collection area near the picnic shelter at Packet Pickup/Registration. If you would like a long sleeved performance race shirt, please include the t-shirt purchase with your registration option for $15 to cover the cost of the shirt. Only registrations received by December 1st are eligible for a shirt purchase. Race shirts may
be available at packet pickup and race day on a first-come, first-serve basis while limited sizes and supplies last.
SPECIAL GUEST! We will have Santa Claus as the special guest following the race.
Register online here or download our paper registration form
Early Packet Pickup
Packets can be picked up at Reeves Community Center from Noon - 8:00 PM Friday, December 8th.
Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup
7:30 - 8:30 AM at Riverside Park picnic shelter beside the playground.
Parking and Shuttle Service
Parking is available in Riverside Park and Reeves Community Center (113 South Renfro Street) and a shuttle will take you to the start line at Riverside Park if needed. The Community Center is approximately 2 blocks from the start line if needed. Please arrive early enough to locate parking and walk or shuttle to the race area, register and pickup your packet, if you have not already. The race will start promptly at 9:00 AM.
Refreshments and Recovery
Refreshments, including baked goods and cider will be available after the race
All finishers of the 5K will receive a candy cane. Kids will receive a special reward for their run.
First, second and third place overall and age group winners will receive a special prize.
Age Divisions: 10 & under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 69, 70-Over
Win an award for the best holiday running outfit!
This is an out and back on the Ararat River Greenway. Starting just past the trailhead and running out to the turnaround which approximately (1.65 miles out) is just before the Hwy 89 Business overpass. There will be a Christmas tree in the middle of the trail and a course attendant instructing you to turn around. The 5K finishes on the Greenway adjacent to the Build a Dream playground. Course is on all paved trail.
Click here for a course map with elevation.
Title Sponsor: Renfro Corporation