Holiday Fun: Turkey Day 5K at South Lakes High School

2013 Run Your Heart Out 5K/Credit: Potomac River RunningThe whole family is invited to burn before the bird on Thursday at the Turkey Day 5K at South Lakes High School in Reston.

There is an event for everyone — a 5K race, a 1-mile fun run, even a tot trot.

Here is what you need to know:

The 5K begins at 8 a.m.; The fun run/walk at 8:50 a.m.; the 100-yard tot trot is at 9 a.m.

Race proceeds will go benefit the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. A contribution will also be made to the South Lakes High School Track and Field team for track upgrades.

There will be prizes. Overall awards will be $300-$200-$100 for the top three men and top three women. In addition, the top 3 in the following age groups will be awarded: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 & over.

Entry fees: Adults — $40 at the packet pickup Wednesday or at the race Thursday (online registration closed Monday). Visit race site to see fees for kids and for fun run. Advance packet pickup is Tuesday and Wednesday at Potomac River Running at Reston Town Center.

The course will start and finish on South Lakes’ track, as well as go through the woods on Reston Association paths.

Photo: Racing on Reston trails/file photo

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