Register for the 2012 Gingerbread Man Mile (Run for Kids!)

Once you’ve stocked the refrigerator with turkey and pumpkin pie leftovers, kick off the 2012 holiday season by having the kids run in the Gingerbread Man Mile for Kids!, an event that we are sure the whole family will love. Join Potomac River Running and Reston Town Center for a little bit of running and a whole lot of shopping!

The course covers a 1-mile loop around Reston Town Center. Once kids finish, they can enjoy delicious gingerbread cookies and take part in the Reston Town Center Holiday Festival with their families, including a Macy’s Day-style parade, tree lighting, and more. Stores open at 8 am – perfect for getting a head start on your holiday shopping!

Registration is FREE. All donations benefit Neediest Kids. We appreciate your contribution, if you are able. Your donation helps defray the costs of this event and enable us to make a contribution to the Neediest Kids. Please give what you can if you can – $15 or more is greatly appreciated, though of course not expected.

The first 800 registrants receive a Gingerbread Man Mile T-shirt!

WHERE: Reston Town Center: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

WHEN: November 23, 2012, 8:00 am

PACKET-PICKUP: Packet pick up and late registration will be held on Wednesday, November 21 at Potomac River Running Store, Reston Town Center from 3-7 pm. Also, Friday, November 23 beginning at 7 am at Potomac River Running Store at Reston Town Center.


8:00 am - 6-7 year olds (1 mile)

8:15 am - 8-9 year olds (1 mile)

8:30 am - 10-11 year olds (1 mile)

8:45 am - 12-14 year olds (1 mile)

9:00 am - High School Division (1 mile)

9:10 am - 4-5 year olds (one loop, approx .4 mile)

9:20 am - Tot Trot (2 blocks)

11:00 am - Holiday Parade

Following the final race, awards will be presented to the top three girls and boys finishers in each race (all tot trot finishers will receive a ribbon).

*PARENTS/ADULTS: Please only register kid(s) for this event. When registering in your account, please be sure to "Add Family Member" and register the child under their own Name, DOB, etc. Adult registrations will not be processed.

Neediest Kids

Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Neediest Kids Inc.


I know that running can be a hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running, including, but not limited to, falls, weather conditions including high heat and/or humidity, contact with other participants, the effects of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Potomac River Running, Inc., Potomac River Running Charitable and Educational Events Inc., Commonwealth Race Management, Inc., and all event partners, sponsors and volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this race even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose without compensation to me. For safety reasons, I agree not to officiate with any of the following: Wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets or headsets. I understand that there are no refunds should severe weather or authorities cancel the event. I further understand that this event may change dates or location if required by local authorities. I agree that my email address will be added to the Potomac River Running and Commonwealth Race Management email list.