Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk

Stuart, VA

Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center - Patrick County Satellite Site will host the 10th Annual Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk on November 14, 2020.  This will be a fundraiser event only with no shirts, chip timing, or swag bags.  There will be custom award medals and finisher medals for all participants.

Registration Fees:

  • Youth Early Registration (ages 6-12) through 11/7:    $15.00
  • Youth Standard Registration (ages 6-12) 11/7-11/14: $20.00

  • Adult Early Registration through 11/7:   $25.00
  • Adult Standard Registration 11/7-11/14: $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

Race day registration is from 8:00 - 8:45 AM. Race starts at 9:00 AM.  Register at Smith River Church of the Brethren with transportation being provided via pickup trucks 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

For more information, email Stephanie at or call (276) 694-3945.

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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.

Course Description

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.


First Place Overall Male and Female

Top 3 Male and Female Age Group: 12 and Under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Results will be displayed at after the race.

Post Race Activities

For more information about Patrick County, where to stay, where to eat, and where to shop, visit: and

When & Where

Nov 14, 2020


9:00 AM

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