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York River State Park 5K

A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event, the 5K will support Friends of York River State Park, a nonprofit organization that supplies funds, materials, and labor for projects at York River State Park, as well as Walsingham Academy’s Athletic Booster Club. Runners and walkers welcome!

The 5K Run is the kickoff event for a fun-filled family day at Estuaries Day at the York River State Park. This is a wonderful day for your family. Bring your running shoes, run the race on August 25, and then treat the family to a day of kayaking, canoeing, hiking and exploration at the York River State Park. Admission to the park is included in the race registration. For more information regarding Estuaries Day contact York River State Park at (757) 566-3036.


Event details and schedule


7:00 am to 8:15 am - Registration and packet pickup

8:00 am - One mile fun run/walk start

8:30 am - 5K run/5K walk start

9:45 am - Awards Ceremony

Course: 1 mile asphalt (park entrance road), 2 miles dirt. Wide, hard-packed dirt trails through scenic woods around pond. Portions are flat, with 2 hills. 

Shirts: First 200 registered entrants will receive a short-sleeve T-shirt in their requested size. Race-day entrants will receive shirts while supplies last. Sizes are not guaranteed for race-day entrants. 

Awards: Top three overall men and women in the 5K race. Top three men and women in five-year age groups, from 14-and-under through 70-and-over in the 5K race. Top three men and women in the 5K walk. 

Directions: From Interstate 64, take exit 231B (Croaker exit) onto Croaker Road (toward York River). Follow for about ¾ mile and turn right onto Riverview Road. Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Park Road (this is the entrance to York River State Park) and follow to the end.

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