Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Join us for the 14th running of our race series at the historic Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes, VA. The 5K race series offers a "flat and fast" course in & around the park.
This is a CERTIFIED 5K race with a twilight start (6:00 PM).
The 1-Mile fun run / wallk stays within the park along the pictureque trail. One Mile starts approximately 5 minutes after the start of the 5K.
Cannot make it? Then be a PROXY PARTICIPANT! For just $10, you can register for the 5K and just stay at home! We will select a runner to go the distance for you. After the race, we will send you your BIB and "finishing" time!
All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new children's playground at the park.
Packet pickup will begin at 5:00 PM the day of the race. Please park in the first lot on the left (pass the entrance booth). The registration table, race start, etc. will all be up along the upper parking lot (right of the cottage).
The age group winners for the 5K, along with the top 1-Mile finishers, will be announced following the end of the races. We will have our usual abundance of gifts / door prizes to give away to partiicpants following the race.
We will run this race in all safe weather conditions (rain, snow, etc.).