Race Details

Date

In-Person Event: Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8:00am

Virtual Event: Begins Friday, April 1, 2022 and ends Saturday, April 30, 2022 – participants in the virtual race are invited to run or walk their selected 8K or 3K at their own pace on any day throughout the month of April.

Brief Description

The 12th 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 County Courthouse Complex on Chain Bridge Road. Both the 8K Race and 3K Run/Walk begin at 8:00am. This is a great  venue with an attractive USATF certified course and ample free parking. Our post-race celebration features complimentary food from local vendors, family friendly tunes from our DJ, children’s activities, a photo booth and more! Prizes are given to top runners in a variety of categories and a raffle is also hosted to benefit Fairfax CASA.

At Fairfax CASA, we recognize and honor the heroic dedication of our CASA volunteers and the heroic resilience of the children we serve. We believe all race attendees play a great part in helping our mission and we invite you to join us in our superhero themed celebration! Superhero costumes and gear are encouraged and all children participants receive a complimentary superhero cape and mask of their choice with their race registration.

For further information, call our Race Hotline at 703-273-3526 or email raceinfo@casafairfax.org.

Registration Fees

Adult 8K Race

  • Early Bird Pricing January 1, 2022 through February 28, 2022 $30
  • Standard Pricing March 1, 2022 through April 26, 2022 $35
  • In Person Pricing $40

Adult 3K Run/Walk

  • Early Bird Pricing January 1, 2022 through February 28, 2022 $25
  • Standard Pricing March 1, 2022 through April 26, 2022 $30
  • In Person Pricing $35

Youth 8K Race

  • Early Bird Pricing January 1, 2022 through February 28, 2022 $15
  • Standard Pricing March 1, 2022 through April 26, 2022 $20
  • In Person Pricing $25

Youth 3K Run/Walk Race

  • Early Bird Pricing January 1, 2022 through February 28, 2022 $15
  • Standard Pricing March 1, 2022 through April 26, 2022 $20
  • In Person Pricing $25

Virtual 8K

  • Early Bird Pricing January 1, 2022 through February 28, 2022 $15
  • Standard Pricing March 1, 2022 through April 26, 2022 $20

Virtual 3K Run/Walk

  • Early Bird Pricing January 1, 2022 through February 28, 2022 $15
  • Standard Pricing March 1, 2022 through April 26, 2022 $20

Online Registration for our in-person event closes at 11:59pm on April 26, 2022, but don’t fret – YOU CAN STILL REGISTER IN PERSON AT PACKET PICK UP OR BETWEEN 6:30am and 7:30am ON RACE DAY.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up, including race bibs, timing tags, t-shirts, and goodie bags, is hosted by our local partner, Pacers Running Fairfax, located at: 10420 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. Packet Pick Up is available at that location at the following times:

  • Thursday, April 28th from 12pm-4pm and
  • Friday, April 29th from 11am-7pm

Packet Pick Up is also available on race day at the event grounds adjacent to the Courthouse Complex from 6:30am until 7:30am.

We do allow participants to pick up for friends and family. Packets, t-shirts, and goodie bags cannot be mailed out to race participants.

Please Note: When you select your t-shirt size at registration you will receive that size at packet pick up. If you need to revise your t-shirt selection size, please contact the Race Director at raceinfo@casafairfax.org.

Race Start Times

8K Race: 8am

3K Run/Walk: 8am

Both races begin at simultaneously in front of the Fairfax County Courthouse. We encourage faster paced runners to position themselves towards the front of the starting line. If you have a slower pace time, are running with a four-legged friend, or participating with a stroller, please position yourself towards the back of the starting line.

Awards

Top 3 finisher prizes are awarded in the following categories:

  • Adult (18 and over) 8K
  • Adult (18 and over) 3K
  • Older Youth (12-17) 8K
  • Older Youth (12-17) 3K
  • Younger Youth (5-11) 8K
  • Younger Youth (5-11) 3K

Overall awards will be based upon net time. Please stay for the awards ceremony immediately following the race to claim your prize.

Volunteering

It takes many volunteers completing a variety of tasks on race day to make our event a success! If you or your group/organization are interested in volunteering for this fun event, check out more information here or email raceinfo@casafairfax.org.