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Celebrate America 5K

Event Description: The 2nd Annual 5K Run / Walk takes place on a charming, closed course the weekend prior to Independence Day Weekend. It starts on the west end of Centennial Park where the W&OD Railroad Regional Park trail crosses Ayr Hill Ave NE.  You will proceed on Ayr Hill and turn right onto Center Street.  After two rolling hills you will turn right again onto Mill Street followed by immediate access to the W&OD Railroad Regional Park trail turning left and running out near Clarks Crossing Rd and then turning around and returning to the Centennial Park Finish Line.  There are two major hills and a few curves as the course follows Center St past the American Legion Post 180 hall. You finish the last half mile running along the flats of Virginia’s own Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park trail.



Event details and schedule

Date:  Saturday, June 30, 2018

Race Time:  7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk

Location:  Centennial Park, 121 Chuch Street, Vienna, VA

Brief Description: American Legion Dyer-Gunnell Post 180 will be hosting our 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk.  The Post is striving to bring the community together and Celebrate America with community veterans on the weekend before Independence Day, and to raise community awareness of the American Legion’s commitment to the community and its veterans.

Awards: Overall top three male/female winners will receive awards.

Parking: Free street parking near event.

Packet Pickup:

          Thursday June 28, 5pm-8pm - Banquet Hall, American Legion Dyer-Gunnell Post 180, at 330 North Center St, Vienna, VA.

          Friday June 29, 4pm-8pm - Banquet Hall, American Legion Dyer-Gunnell Post 180, at 330 North Center St, Vienna, VA.

          Saturday June 30 – NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP 

Fees:  5K Run/Walk. Race fee includes a technical T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by June 8, 2018) and a finisher’s medal at the completion of the 5K.

          EARLY BIRD through April 30, 2018 $30.00

          May 1, 2018 through June 22, 2018 - $35.00 (No t-shirt guaranteed after June, 8)

          June 23, 2018 through June 30, 2018 - $39.00

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