Spring-into-Summer Women's Distance Festival - 2013
"Ladies Bloom" 5K Race & 5K Fitness Walk
RESTON YMCA, RESTON, VA
Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 8:00 A.M.
Ladies - Get your Bloom on!
EVENT A fun, 5K (3.1 mile) race or fitness walk along a tastefully decorated course for women of all ages. Welcome summer as the men cheer for the women runners and walkers. Excellent race premiums and door prizes. Handsome (they think so) male volunteers. All race participants will receive a commemorative gift if registered by June 15th. All finishers receive a special finisher's prize. Other great premiums and "surprises" for participants. Join us for a day of fun as we salute women.
REGISTRATION / FEES On-line registration (via the "Register Now!" link below) begins at 6:00AM on Thursday, May 9th and runs through midnight Wednesday, June 19th. You may also register at packet pickup or on race day from 6:00 - 7:00 A.M. at the YMCA or by mail using this mail-in form. The entry fee is $35 for applications received or postmarked by June 1, $40 for applications received or postmarked after June 1. Race day entry fee is $45. ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
RACE PACKET PICKUP Packet pickup is Friday, June 21 from 4 PM - 9 PM at the YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, 20190 and on race day, June 22, from 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM. Event premiums will be given to all participants registered before June 15, 2013 but are not guaranteed for registrants after that date. Sign up your Mother/Daughter or Grandmother/Daughter/Granddaughter team at packet pick-up.
AWARDS AND PRIZES Awards to the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners and runners' age group awards: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 - 70 and 70+. Mother/Daughter Running Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards. Grandmother/Daughter/Granddaughter Running Team Awards. Awards to the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd walkers. Random drawings for additional prizes. Finisher gift for all finishers. Sign up your Mother/Daughter or Grandmother/Daughter/Granddaughter Team at packet pick-up.
SPECIAL NOTE Proceeds support women's running and fitness programs and events in the Reston/Herndon area.
You'll want to patronize our many generous sponsors. Check the list (with links) on our previous WDF Sponsors page.
TIMETABLE The event will begin promptly at 8:00 A.M. at the YMCA on the back lawn. The race and fun walk also end in the back of the YMCA. Ample seating for viewing the start/finish but bring a blanket or lawn chair. Awards ceremony immediately follows the event.
COURSE The course is mostly on pathways, connected by the W&OD trail. Split times will be called at 1-mile and 2-mile marks. Fluids available on the course for all participants. Click here for a map and a profile of the course!
DIRECTIONS TO THE RESTON YMCA From the Dulles Toll Road (Rte. 267) take the Reston Parkway Exit. Bear right at the exit ramp and make a left at the next stop light (Sunset Hills Road). Proceed about 1/2 mile to Reston Executive Center on the right. All race participants MUST park at the Reston Executive Center. The W&OD trail is at the rear of the Reston Executive Center. Enter the W&OD trail (on foot) and turn left. Walk 1/2 block to the YMCA.