Register for the 2012 Palio di Siena 5k

Mark your calendars for the Second Annual Palio di Siena 5K, Fun Run and Family Carnival!

**Technical T-Shirts to all pre-registered runners**

**Awesome Age-Group Awards**

**Post-Race Carnival: Pony Rides, Moon Bounce, Great Food and More**

Cost:

5k:

$25 early bird registration through March 31, 2013

$30 registration through Thursday, April 25 at midnight

$35 April 26 and Race Day

No refunds after March 31.

1/2 Mile Fun Run/Walk:

$12

Free for 5 & under

Awards:

Prizes for the top 2 overall male and female finishers

Awards to the top 2 male and female finishers in the following age groups:

9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.

Race Day Info:

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

Friday, April 26, from 3 pm to 7 pm at Potomac River Running's Reston Town Center Store.
OR
Race Morning, from 7:30 to 8:30

Race Location & Parking at Lake Fairfax:

Registration, Start and Finish will be in Picnic Area G, which is IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR RIGHT when you enter the park.
There is limited parking in Picnic Area G, but plenty of additional parking in the park.  See the attached map for more details.  Note that we will have a few porta-potties in Picnic Area G, but there are additional restrooms near the main Park Office (also close to Picnic Area G and the main parking lots).

Schedule:

7:30-8:30 am -- Registration and Packet Pick Up

8:45 am -- Head to the Starting Line!

9:00 am -- 5K Start!

9:50 am -- Half Mile Fun Run/Walk Start!

10:30 am -- Award Presentation (don't worry...we will mail awards to those who have to leave before 10:30)

11:00 am -- Carnival Begins!

5K Course


The 5K  course is scenic and relatively challenging (compared to your typical road race...nothing you can't handle!).  The miles will be well marked, and there is a water station about half-way through.  It's a mix of asphalt path, cement sidewalk, gravel, and grass.  Be careful of your footing in certain areas, and careful coming down the hill.  Otherwise, enjoy the great views of the Lake!

Strollers

I have received a number of questions about strollers on the 5K course.  You are welcome to use strollers, but, after running the course last weekend with a double baby jogger (only one passenger), I will say that it is not easy!  There is one good sized hill, and significant stretches of grass and gravel, all of which make it difficult to push a jogging stroller.  Again, I won't say you can't do it, but it might not make for the most enjoyable run or walk.

That said, the half-mile is much more stroller-friendly!

Team Challenge for Catholic Education:

Rally as many runners and walkers from your parish and enter the Team Challenge for Catholic Education! The winning team will receive $1,000 for its school or religious education program. Choose an existing team name from the drop down box below, or add a new team name in the space below the drop down box.

Team Rules:

  • 10 member minimum (no maximum)
  • Each member must be a registered parishioner or enrolled in the parish school
  • Top 5 times (including at least 1 female time) will be combined, and the fastest team time wins $1,000!

Course Map:

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/85455973

Download the Course Map [PDF 972KB]

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