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Cardboard Boat Regatta Returns to Lake Anne in August

For the second year, homemade cardboard boats will compete in the popular regatta at Lake Anne. All proceeds from the event on August 11 will go toward the Reston Historic Trust & Museum.

Participating teams of all ages will construct and decorate a life-size cardboard boat, which will compete in timed heats. Team members will row to a designated buoy and back to the docks.

Last year, 20 teams and more than 65 individuals participated in the event. The event is presented by the museum and the lead sponsor is Griffin-Owens Insurance. Other sponsors include Reston Association and Aperture.

Registration for the event is not open yet. During last year’s regatta, 30 preregistration slots were filled for this year’s event. A waiting list with 20 additional slots is available online. Registration will be opened to the public when the number of maximum competing teams is determined by organizers.

More information about the event is available online.

Image via Nova Labs/Facebook

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Saturday: Susco 8K Honors Late SLHS Grad

Susco 8KThere is still time to register for Saturday’s Susco 8K: Running with Tim.

The race is an annual event that honors Tim Susco, a 1999 South Lakes High School graduate who died of a bran aneurysm in 2007.

The race benefits both brain aneurysm and organ donor awareness. Susco was an organ donor, and his parents have, over the years, met several recipients of Tim’s otherwise-healthy organs.

The race begins at South Lakes High School at 8:30 a.m. There is also a 2K fun run/walk that starts at 8:35 a.m.

Online registration is closed, but you can register at packet pickup at SLHS ($35) Friday night or at the race ($40) Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m.

The course will go through streets near SLHS. Roads will not be completely blocked, but certain lanes will be for runners only. So plan ahead and use caution.

Affected streets include Ridge Heights Road, South Lakes Drive, Twin Branches Road, Glade Drive and Soapstone Drive.

See the full course on the race website.

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Sunday: 10-Miler Runs Through Reston

Finisher at 2014 Reston 10-Miler/Credit: P0tomac River Running

Spring running season is nearly here. If you have been training all winter, challenge yourself to the Reston 10-Miler Sunday at 8 a.m.

Here is what you need to know:

The race starts and ends at South Lakes High School

Runners must complete the course in 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Online registration closes Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.  Cost: $45

Late registration is also available at packet pickup at Potomac River Running at Reston Town Center Friday and Saturday ($50)

The course takes runners thorough South Reston. Streets involved include South Lakes Drive, Sunrise Valley Drive, Soapstone Drive, Colt’s Neck Road, Twin Branches Road,  Ridge Heights Road and Glade Drive. Roads won’t be closed, but lanes may be blocked off, so plan accordingly if you are driving somewhere early Sunday. See the course map on the race’s website.

All 10-Miler finishers will receive an original design finishers medal.

Proceeds will benefit South Lakes High School’s Track and Field program.

Photo: Finisher at 2014 Reston 10-Miler/Credit: Potomac River Running 

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