The 14th Annual Springfield 15K/5K walk/run will kick off the yearly Springfield Days 2013 celebration. The event — which has had a huge number of registrations so far — starts at 8 a.m. on Loisdale Road near Springfield Mall and participants will finish at the track at Lee High School.
This year, the 14th Annual Springfield 15K/5K will be the host race for the 35th Annual Patriots’ Cup Corporate Challenge, established by The Arc of Northern Virginia.
Although online registration has closed due to the high level of registration forms received, in-person registration and race packet pickup will continue May 30-31 at Metro Run&Walk in Springfield, and there will be no race day registration.
Some participants are runing or walking in the race individually while others have organized groups or teams. Lee District Supervisor Jeff Mckay will be one of many participants Saturday morning running with a group during the race.
Participants in wheelchairs are invited to participate in the fully-accessible 5K Saturday morning. All race participants will receive a goodie bag and a T-shirt. After the race, there will be a prize drawing for hotel getaways, golf rounds, massages, pizza coupons and other prizes.