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.

5K Hero's Run/Walk

The Fairfax Salvation Army is hosting the 5K Hero’s Run/Walk event. The 5K will be held in our community on Saturday, October 20, 2018 (rain or shine).

The Fairfax Salvation Army delivers essential support for families in our community. The after-school programs run three days a week, giving youth of all ages, from Kindergarten to Seniors in high school; a safe place to do homework and hang out with friends. On Wednesday evenings, we provide various music classes along with the instruments for all the program participants during the season.

The idea of the 5K Hero’s Run/Walk is to remember what we have been through, what we have learned and push ahead to the future. The youth in our communities are future citizens, employers, employees, teachers, leaders, inventors, doctors, etc. We are just one small part of their lives but we pray that they are loved, nurtured, grow, and enjoy the time they spend in our programs.

Philippians 3:12 says: “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (NIV)

We have several volunteers who are committed to our program, they spend time with the youth, helping with homework, instructing with musical instruments, or just by playing games in our Youth Center or gym. All children and all families are welcomed into our program.

We need your help to make this event a success so that we can continue to provide transportation from specific local schools, so that we can repair our instruments, so that we can provide a healthy snack to each child, so that we can maintain our gym equipment, and get supplies for special projects and events.

The 5K Hero’s Run/Walk invite participants to dress up as their favorite hero. Anyone who the participant considers their hero, from Batman to Wonderwoman, to a doctor or firefighter; not all hero’s wear capes. Run or walk the 5K and hang out for pictures and a mini celebration after crossing the finish line.

The funds raised through this event from sponsorships and registrations will benefit the local Fairfax Salvation Army youth programs.

Thank you for your consideration and for allowing us to serve this community for the past 60 years.


Event details and schedule


Walk-UP Registrations open until before last run/walk. 7:15am – 8:50am.

Package Pick Up: 7:15am – 8am

Warm UP/Music/Stretch: 8:00am -8:10am

1st Wave (up to 15 Runners): Race starts at 8:15am

2nd Wave (up to 15 Runners): Race starts at 8:20am

3rd Wave (up to 15 Runners): Race starts at 8:25am

4th Wave (up to 15 Runners): Race starts at 8:30am

5th Wave (up to 20 Walkers): Race starts at 8:35am

6th Wave (up to 20 Walkers): Race starts at 8:45am

7th Wave (up to 20 Walkers): Race starts at 8:55am

9:15am Door Prize for Runner Participants

10:35am Door Prize for Walker Participants

After your race is finished, visit the photo booth, grab a breakfast item/snack, listen to music, relax and check out what The Fairfax Salvation Army is doing in this community.



The Salvation Army 5K Hero’s Run/Walk proposed route:

  1. Start at the Fairfax Salvation Army parking lot.

  2. Runners/Walkers will go left on side of route 123 (Ox Road) (walkway).

  3. Than cross over Zion Drive (654) and Left onto path on Zion Drive. (Intersection of Zion and Ox).

  4. Left onto Sideburn Road (Intersection of Zion and Sideburn).

  5. Left onto Braddock Road (620). (Intersection of Sideburn and Braddock).

  6. Left onto route 123 (Ox Road). (Intersection of Braddock and Ox).

  7. Finish at the Fairfax Salvation Army parking lot close to start.

There is a paved path/sidewalk that is to be used.  This event is untimed do to all the intersections we are crossing and limited running space on sidewalks and paths.

Main event will be held on Salvation Army Property (start/finish).

Arrival and Parking information will be shared at a later time.

We invite you to dress up as your faviorite Hero. (Super or Local (Spiderman or Nurse))  Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes and this is a family event. 

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