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Women-Only 5K Runs in Reston June 20

by Karen Goff — June 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm 7 Comments

Women's Distance Festival 2013/Credit: Brian Kent Potography Women runners will hit the trails near the YMCA Fairfax County Reston Saturday, June 20 for the “Ladies Sizzle” Women’s Distance Festival 5K.

The annual race is the culmination of a season of training for the Reston Runners’ Women’s Training Program. Each spring, the low-cost WTP helps walkers become runners and runners become faster runners alongside other women in training.

The race, which begins at 8 a.m., is open to the entire community, though, and not just WTP members. Men are encouraged to volunteer to help make the race a success.

Advance registration is open through Wednesday, June 18 at midnight. You may also register at packet pickup Friday or on race day from 6 to 7 a.m. at the YMCA.

The entry fee is $35; $40 day of race.

The flat course mostly takes place on the W & OD trail and other paths, so it should not impact local roads. See the course map on the WTP website.

Packet pickup, race registration and race headquarters is at the YMCA Fairfax County Reston, 12196 Sunset Hills Rd.

Women’s Distance Festival/file photo

  • Ming the Merciless

    Men are encouraged to volunteer to help make the race a success.

    And men who self-identify as women are allowed to run in the race?

    Just call me… Caitlun the Merciless. For two hours on Saturday morning, anyway.

    • Guy Montag

      Your momma named you Ming, so I’m going to call you Ming.

    • meh

      you can enjoy a post race shower in the gender neutral YMCA locker room!

  • Guy Montag

    Can Bruce Jenner run this?

  • Mike M

    This balances off nicely against the men-only events which are held . . . unconstitutional.
    Hmmmn. I feel discrimination.

  • Sorebonius

    “The following are the principal tasks for the race….”
    “Cheerleaders (handsome men) (12)”

    I will gladly volunteer to be a handsome cheerleader, if the participates agree to not wear a sports bras. Being well off would help too. (How is my comment any less sexist than asking for 12 handsome men cheerleaders)

  • Karen Goff

    This thread has gotten off topic and is very insensitive. Closing the comments now.

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