Tip Of The Day

Build a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

2017 Ashburn Farm 10k/5k/2k

Join Crossroads UMC and the Ashburn community for the 24th Annual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day Races. In this annual fundraising event, thuosands of people have gathered for a time of fun, fellowship, and a good cause.

All proceeds from this race support needy and vulnerable children in Uganda Africa. Crossroad UMC’s mission in Uganda, with support of this race, individual sponsors and the Crossroads community, continues to support students in primary, secondary and vocational schools. 


Event details and schedule

Date and Start: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:15 AM

Crossroads United Methodist Church
43454Crossroads DriveAshburn, VA

Online registration closes
November 19, 2017, 3:00 PM EST

Drop-in registration
Continues until race morning at Crossroads United Methodist Church

$25: through September 24
$30: September 25 - November 19at 3 PM
$35: Nov 23 - race day (while space is available)

2K Walk
$15: through – November 19 at 3 PM
$20: Nov 23 - race day
Children under the age of 6 may walk/run the fun run at no charge with a paying family member but will not receive a tee-shirt.

Start times
10K Race Begins at 8:15 AM Sharp.
5K Race Begins at 8:25 AM Sharp.
2K Fun Run/ Walk Begins at 8:35 AM.

Starting line for all races is on Windmill Drive 
Finish line for 10k/5k is on Crossroads Drive
Finish line for the 2k is on Windmill Drive

Cash awards are given to Top 3 males and Top 3 females in the 10K and 5K Races. Medals are given to the male and female winners in each age group. Age categories are 14 and under and then 5 year increments to 80 and over. Medals are also give to the top 3 overall teams. General Prize Drawings awarded to participants following races. 

Make it more fun with a Team Challenge!
Form a team to represent a family, company or a group of friends and compete against other teams! Register individuals as a team separately and list the team name when asked. Team name must be exactly the same for each team member. Teams consist of at least 4 & must include at least 1 female and 1 male. Top 4 finishers? times will be combined to determine the team's time. Top 3 overall teams will win an award.

Course description
10K are USATF Certified Courses. No Pets or Race Strollers permitted. (Strollers may be used in Fun Run ONLY!) Rain or Shine. 
The 5k and 10k course maps can be viewed at: www.ashburnfarm10k.com

Packet pickup
Wed. Nov 22, 2-8pm and race morning 6:45-8am at Crossroads United Methodist Church 

Please Note: Ashburn Farm 10k/5k/2k has a NO REFUND policy. Please note that we do not offer any refunds or discount codes if you cancel your registration for this event. Transferes can be done at active.com, team names can be added as active.com through Nov. 19 at 3 PM.

Race Events
5K Walk and Run 10K Walk and Run 
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