June 4, 2017
The race course takes you through historic downtown Herndon during Herndon Festival weekend. Both the 10K and 5K courses are USATF certified. Awards are presented to the top two finishers from each age group from the 10 & under, to 70 & over.
A t-shirt will be given to the first 800 preregistered 10K and 5K participants. Following the race, participants can enjoy refreshments, door prizes, music, and an award ceremony. Breakfast breads and muffins have traditionally been provided compliments of Great Harvest Bread company. In addition, runners will have the opportunity to visit vendors in our Fitness Expo and pick up some special offers.
Packet pick-up will be held Saturday, June 3, from 11 am-4 pm and on Sunday, June 4 from 6:15-7:15am at the Herndon Community Center.
Please Note: Participants should be able to complete the 10K race in 90 minutes and the 5K race in 45 minutes – After these times, race officials will transport any participants still remaining on the courses back to the Herndon Community Center.
Both of the races are run on certified courses throughout the Town of Herndon on paved roads. USATF rules prohibit strollers, baby joggers, pets, in-line skates and headphones on the course. Water stops will be available throughout the course. The race will begin and end at the Herndon Community Center. View a map of the race route.
Post Race Activities
Refreshments will be provided for race participants. Door prize drawings will be made and you must be present to win. Post race music provided by a DJ who will also recognize age group winners. Visit our several fitness expo booths where vendors will be present from local businesses.
Awards will be given to the top two finishers, both male and female, for each race in the following age categories:
- 10 and under
- 70 and over
Overall winners will receive great running merchandise in addition to an award.
Registration information will be available in early 2017. You will be able to register through the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department webtrac or through Active.com.
From DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland, take Route 66 or 495 to the Dulles Toll Road. Take the Toll Road West to Herndon (Exit 10). Go right on Elden Street. Take a left immediately after the fifth light onto Ferndale Avenue.
Limited parking will be available at the Herndon Community Center. Additional parking is available at Herndon Middle School, located at 901 Locust Street (from Elden Street, turn right on to Locust Street before coming to Ferndale Avenue).
Fitness Questions and Expo Vendors
Our fitness expo is a great opportunity to meet and greet hundreds of runners! Businesses are welcome to have a booth space and demonstrate their services. Click here for the Fitness Expo application.
If you have any questions about the race, please call Tim Lander, 703-435-6800 x2106, for more information.