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Kick Off 2017 With the New Year’s Day 5K in Reston

New Year's Day 5K 2015/Courtesy: PR Running FlickrIf your New Year’s resolutions include being more active or perhaps running a 5K or marathon, then Reston Town Center is where you might want to be on Sunday.

Once again this year, the shopping center will be the starting and finishing points for the New Year’s Day 5K, sponsored by Potomac River Running, PR Races, Dunkin’ Donuts and Commonwealth Race Management.

Even better, you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn after a night of countdown celebrations, because the race begins at 10 a.m.

The race will be professionally timed by Commonwealth Race Management and racers will be given ChronoTrack B disposable tags. The full results of the race will be posted online following the event.

Cash awards of $150, $100 and $50 will be presented to the top three male and female race finishers in each of several age categories. In addition, anyone who pre-registers for the race will receive a long-sleeved “tech” t-shirt.

Parking at Reston Town Center will be free on New Year’s Day. Strollers and dogs are prohibited along the race route.

High-resolution photos of racers will be taken by Potomac River Running and will be available for downloading for free on the store’s Flickr page after the race.

Potomac River Running is looking for volunteers to help with the event. Those interested in volunteering should email [email protected].

Advance registration is $35 and will be open until 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 online. Registration will be available for $40 during packet pickup, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 31. at Reston Town Center. Runners can register in person on race day for $40 if the event is not sold out.

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Sunday: ‘Perfect 10’ Races in Reston

Perfect 10/Credit: PR Races Here comes another race through South Reston this weekend.

The Perfect 10 is Sunday at 8 a.m. Participants can pick which course to run — a 10K or a 10 mile. There is also a 1-mile fun run or walk that begins at 8:05 a.m.

The race starts and ends at South Lakes High School.

Registration is available online through Friday ($45), as well as at packet pickup and on race day (space permitting).

The races will affect some nearby streets. The curb lanes will be closed to traffic while the races are underway. Click below to see the course maps.

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Saturday: Kids-Only Race at Reston Town Center

2015 Mighty Mile at Reston Town Center/Potomac River Running

Get your young runners ready — the Mighty Mile is this Saturday at Reston Town Center.

The annual Mighty Mile is a race just for kids ages 6 to 14.

Race time for the oldest runners (ages 12 and up) is 8 a.m., with the rest of the age groups following every 15 minutes. Runners ages 4-5 will have a half mile course at 9 a.m., and there will be a Tot Trot (100 yards) at 9L15 a.m.

Packet pick up will be at the Reston Town Center PR Running store (11911 Democracy Dr.) on Friday April 1, 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday before the race starting at 7 a.m.

All runners in the mile and half-mile will be timed and will receive a finisher medal (ribbon for the Tot Trot runners). No parents will be allowed on the course with their children; parents will only be allowed to run in the Tot Trot. The course will be blocked off to all traffic and lined with volunteers for monitoring and safety of all participants.

Entry fee is $20 ($15 for half mile; $10 for Tot Trot). Sign up on PR Race’s website.

Photo: 2015 Mighty Mile/Credit: PR Races 

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Sunday: For The Love Of It 10K in Reston

For the Love of It 10K/PR RacesThe spring slate of Potomac River Running races kicks off in Reston at Sunday’s For The Love Of It 10K.

Here is what you need to know:

Race starts at 8 a.m. at South Lakes High School. The finish line is on the SLHS track.

The course runs on several nearby streets. Streets will not close, but lanes may be blocked. Affected streets include South Lakes Drive, Ridge Heights Road, Sunrise Valley Drive, Soapstone Drive and Colts Neck Road.

Online registration closes Thursday at 8 p.m. Advance registration is $40.

Registration also available Feb. 5 at packet pickup and on race day; $45.

All pre-registered runners will receive a Long Sleeve For the Love of It 10K commemorative technical shirt and all runners get post-race Valentine’s Day treats.

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