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2020 Viking Dash Trail Run Williamsburg - 10.11.20

Sunday October 11th, 2020

Williamsburg, VA

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COVID-19 RACE MODIFICATIONS.  Your health and safety are our #1 priority.  Guidance changes quickly so we are implementing a plan that gives us the greatest flexibility.  It is something new and different and we hope that in 2021 these types of rules will be a thing of the past.  With everyone's cooperation and understanding, we will have a great race day.  

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING.  Athletes must adhere to social distancing.  Athletes are required to bring and wear masks prior to the race.  There will be extra masks in case you forget to bring one.

  • PARTICIPANT LIMITS.  Each event (5K, 10K & 13.1) is limited to 45 athletes.  There are restrictions relative to the number of people on-site and they change frequently. 

  • SPECTATORS PROHIBITED.  We regret that spectators will not be able to attend.  

  • STAFF LIMITS.  We are limiting staff to allow more athletes to participate.  Staff will only include the Race Director, Timer, EMT, Photographer and Announcer/DJ as well as a couple of volunteers at key positions on the course.  We are trying to maximize the limited number of participants by dramatically scaling back our staffing and volunteering presence.

  • 3 SEPARATE EVENTS.  For practical purposes, the 5K (7 am start), 10K (8 am start) and 13.1-mile (10 am start) are actually 3 separate events held over the morning.  This may be revised if relaxed guidance is provided race week.

  • ARRIVAL TIME.  Please plan to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before your specific event (5K, 10K, or 13.1) and plan to depart shortly after you complete the race.

  • COURSE & SAFETY BRIEFING.  The course & safety briefing will be posted online the week of the race.

  • TEMPERATURE TESTING.  An EMT will take all athlete's temperatures before packet pickup.  Any temperature 100.4 or greater is considered a fever and sadly those athletes will not be able to participate.

  • RACE BIB, SHIRT & MEDAL.  Athletes will receive their race bib, race shirt, and finisher medal BEFORE the race at packet pickup.  Also included in the race bag will be nutrition and hand sanitizer. 

  • SOCIALLY DISTANCED RACE START.  Athletes will be assigned a start location assignment based on their projected race pace.

  • AID STATIONS.  Bottled water will be the only available item on course.

  • TOP 3 OVERALL AWARDS (MALE & FEMALE).  Finisher awards will be given immediately after the first 3 athletes cross the finish line.

Viking Dash Trail Run Williamsburg will be held on Sunday, October 11 at York River State Park.  Participants can choose from a 5k, 10k, and 13.1-mile distances.  The park is known for its rare and delicate estuarine environment, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a rich habitat for marine and plant life. It is on the York River and is designated as a Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The pristine environment offers clues to a rich natural and cultural history and hosts fossil beds and Colonial and Native American artifacts. More than 30 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails allow visitors to explore the marsh, river shoreline, and forests. A boat ramp, fresh and saltwater fishing spots, a fishing pier, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and seasonal boat and recreational equipment rentals are available.

6:30 am - 5K Packet Pickup - Please do not arrive earlier than 6:30 am
7:00 am - 5K Start 
7:30 am - 10K Packet Pickup - Please do not arrive earlier than 7:30 am
8:00 am - 10K Start 
9:30 am - 13.1 Packet Pickup - Please do not arrive earlier than 9:30 am
10:00 am - 13.1M Start 
1:00 pm - All Athletes Must Finish   

ROUTES.  Participants can choose from a 5k, 10k, and 13.1-mile distances.  

AID STATIONS.  Bottled water will be provided on the course.  We advise that athletes carry any nutrition they might require during the race.

FINISHER AWARDS.  Every finisher receives their choice of a 7' Battle Axe or Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). 

OVERALL AWARDS.  The Top 3 men and women for each event:  5K, 10K & 13.1-mile.  There are no age group awards.

PACKET PICKUP.  Race morning only. 

RACE PHOTOS.  A couple of days after the race photos will be uploaded in a folder on the Cal Tri Events Facebook Page so they can be tagged and shared.

Race Distances

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Start Location

York River State Park, Williamsburg, VA

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