Stuart Elementary Athletic Boosters will host the 6th Annual Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk in connection with the Virginia Covered Bridge Festival.
- Youth Early Registration (ages 6-12) through 5/24/16 - $15.00
- Youth Standard Registration (ages 6-12) 5/25 - 6/17 noon - $20.00
- Adult Early Registration through 5/24/16 - $25.00
- Adult Standard Registration 5/25 - 6/17 noon - $30.00
*Teams or groups of 5 or more save $5 on registration: Contact Stephanie Vipperman for your discount promo code at (276)-694-3945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance shirts are guaranteed to participants pre-registered by 5/24. Afterwards, we will do our best to accommodate participants, but there is no shirt or size guarantee.
Registration begins at 7:00 am, race at 8:00 am. Register at Smith River Church of the Brethren with transportation being provided via church vans to the starting line near Worley's Machines at the intersection of Route 8 and Elamsville Road.
To download a paper registration form to mail in with your payment, visit www.CoveredBridge5K.com
For more information, email Stephanie at email@example.com or call (276) 694-3945.
Take Route 8 towards Woolwine, turn on Elamsville Road. About 1 mile down will be Smith River Church of the Brethren.
Parking will be provided at the church and surrounding fields.
The course will head south on Route 8 towards Jack's Creek Covered Bridge where you will run through the bridge then double-back to the starting line. Then you will turn right onto Elamsville Road towards Smith River Church of the Brethren. You will turn right onto Bob White Road, and finish in the church parking lot where you registered. Except for running through the bridge, the entire course is on paved roadway, closed course with assistance from law enforcement, fire, and rescue.
The covered bridge is one of only six public covered bridges in the state of Virginia. You will also see a private covered bridge on the course while on Route 8. Bob White Covered Bridge, near Smith River Church of the Brethren, used to be part of the race course and was another public covered bridge in Virginia, but it was tragically washed away in the flood on September 29, 2015. Conversations on whether to rebuild the bridge are still in the works.
*** We just added more awards thanks to Marcus and Sarah Brinks sponsoring the Masters (40+) and Grand Masters (50-+) age divisions***
Top 3 Overall Males and Females
Top 3 finishers in each age group and gender
Age divisions: 12 and Under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-65, 66+
We try to give unique awards every year with all winners in 2014 and 2015 receiving a commemorative ornament of Jack's Creek Covered Bridge and Bob White Covered Bridge, respectively, designed by the Covered Bridge Festival Committee. The overall winners in 2015 additionally received a photo session with MacKenzie Mae Photography at the Covered Bridges, and the overall winners in 2014 received custom framed photographs of the two covered bridges. In 2013, the age division winners received matted art prints of the covered bridge drawn by a local artist and the overall winners received custom stained-glass sun catcher of the covered bridge. Our top Overall Male and Female winners for 2016 will again receive a photo session with Hopespun Folktales at the Covered Bridge. Jack's Creek Family Session
Results will be displayed at http://coveredbridge5k.itsyourrace.com after the race.
Post Race Activities
The Covered Bridge Festival will begin at 10:00 am shortly after the race finish. The festival will include food and craft vendors, live music, horse and buggy rides, and a rubber duck race down the stream. https://www.facebook.com/virginiacoveredbridgefestival/?fref=ts
Also in Patrick County is another festival called Bushels and Barrels which begins at 11:00am at Reynolds Homestead. It includes food, beer, wine, artists, artisans, and great music. http://www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu/programs-events/bushels-barrels/
For more information about Patrick County, where to stay, where to eat, and where to shop, visit: http://www.visitpatrickcounty.org and www.patrickchamber.com