About the Race
Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 AM
The 7th Annual Fairfax CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Run for the Children 8K Race & 3K Run/Walk will be held in historic Fairfax City, starting and ending at the Fairfax Courthouse complex on Chain Bridge Road. The races start at 8:00 am. This is a great venue with an attractive USATF certified course and ample free parking. Great prizes, food, a raffle, and entertainment, make this a must run event!
At Fairfax CASA we consider our citizen volunteers superheroes! We believe all Race attendees play a great part in helping our mission, and we’d like to recognize these superheroes. This year we invite all child attendees to wear their best superhero costumes for our Superhero Children’s Fun Run! Children will receive a medal, balloon and the chance to meet the Fairfax County Fire Department’s Sparky the dog.
For further information, call the Race Hotline at (703) 273-3526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairfax CASA, a 501(c)(3) public charity, recruits and trains citizen volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the court’s protection in Fairfax County. Nicknamed “the eyes and ears of the judge,” CASA volunteers help ensure that these vulnerable children are placed in safe, permanent, and loving homes as quickly as possible.
If you cannot join us for the race but would like to support Fairfax CASA by making a sponsorship donation on behalf of a participant, please click here.
More Information About Our Organization
The juvenile court relies heavily on the CASA volunteer’s work and requests that Fairfax CASA assign a volunteer to every case of abuse and neglect before the Court. With an average referral of one case every 34 hours, the organization must recruit new volunteers year-round. Your race registration helps support the training and guidance given to these dedicated citizens. To learn more about this not-for-profit public charity, see www.fairfaxcasa.org.
Registration Fees –
8K – $40
3K – $35
8K Special – $20 for participants 17 and under.
3K Special – $20 for participants 17 and under.
Online registration closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 26th, but don’t fret – YOU CAN STILL REGISTER IN PERSON at Packet Pick-up!
Packet Pick-up will be available in Fairfax on Thursday, April 27th from 12-4pm and Friday, April 28th 11am – 7pm at the Pacers Running Store in Fairfax. Pacers Running is located at:
10420 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Also, on race day Saturday, April 29th, on the event grounds adjacent to the Fairfax Courthouse complex from 6:30 am until 7:30 am.
8K – 8:00 am
3K – 8:00 am
Top finisher prizes will be awarded in the 8K and 3K Races. The top three male and female finishers overall receive generous cash prizes. The top two male and female age group winners in the 8K also receive prizes. The age groups are Youth – 12 yrs. and under, Teen – 13 to 17 yrs., Young Adult – 18 to 24 yrs., 25 to 34 yrs., 35 to 44 yrs., 45 to 54 yrs., 55 to 64 yrs, and 65+ yrs. Overall awards will be based upon gun time and age group awards will be based upon net times. Please note that awards cannot be mailed. Please stay for the award ceremony immediately following the race to claim your prize.
Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
Packets, t-shirts, bibs, timing B-tags, and goodie bags will be available at Packet Pick-up on Thursday, April 27th from 12-4pm and Friday, April 28th 11am – 7pm at the Pacers Running Store in Fairfax. Pacers Running is located at:
10420 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Also, on race day Saturday, April 29th, on the event grounds adjacent to the Fairfax Courthouse complex from 6:30 am until 7:30 am. Please do not wait until race day if you want to avoid the lines.
T-shirts & Cinch Bags
High quality Softstyle T-shirts will be available in the following sizes: youth large, adult S, M, L, XL and XXL. Sizes may be limited on race day. All participants will also receive a reusable goodie bag.
Picking Up for Your Family and Friends
We do allow runners to pick up bibs and t-shirts for their friends. Please note that t-shirts and cinch bags cannot be mailed.
If you are interested in volunteering for this fun event, please email email@example.com
Delicious food and bottled water will be provided by local Fairfax restaurants.