10th Annual IRON 5k & Kids Fun Run

Wednesday July 1st, 2020

Amherst, VA

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Celebrate the 10th running of the IRON 5k Run/Walk and Fall at the same time!  This traditional road course is on the streets in town of Amherst, Virginia.  This is a road course with a finish on the track at Amherst County High School. 

Event Description:
The Iron 5K run/walk, presented by Iron Lives Inc..  This event will benefit students in Central Virginia Public Schools by providing funds for the IRON Lives program's student focused activities.  

Date & Time:
IRON 5k, Sunday, October 4, 2020. Start time is 3:00PM.
KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN (ages 5-12) will begin once the 5k has concluded (approx. 4:00PM) and will take place on the Amherst Country High School track.  All children who participate in the fun run will receive a finisher medal. 


Race start and finish is located at Amherst Country High School, 139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA  24521

A 3.1 mile, road course with rolling hills on the streets of the town of Amherst.

IRON 5k: $25 ($30 after 8/31) (Packet Pickups/Race Day $35)
IRON 5k (12 & under): $15.00 ($20.00 after 8/31) (Packet Pickups/Race Day $25)
KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN: $10.00 (Packet Pickups/Race Day $15)
***Race entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable to another event or person***  

Timing services will be provided by Riverside Runners. State-of-the-art, electronic, MyLaps bib timing will be used. Please wear your number on the front of your shirt or shorts and have it visible through-out the event.
Results will be posted on riversiderunners.com and RunSignUp.com.

Finisher Medals to all 5K finishers.
Top 2 Overall M&F, Top 2 Master M&F (40+ yrs.), Top 2 M&F in each age group (12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99)
Chip Time (Net Time) will be used to determine placing in all award categories.
Top TEAM (IRON Business, IRON Church, IRON School)
Youth Mile (12 & under):  Each finisher receives a finisher medal.

Team Competition:
Team registration will close on Saturday Apr. 11th at 6:00 PM. Total number of team members is unlimited. Top 5 on each team score. Ranking will be based on cumulative time of scoring team members. An individual may only compete on one team. There are 3 team categories; IRON Business, IRON Church, and IRON School. Participants should select there team category and then select/enter their team name. 

Packet Pickup: 
Fri.  October 2nd, 4:00 PM  -6:00 PM,  Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sat. October 3rd, 12:00 PM  - 5:00 PM Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sun. October 4th, RACE DAY, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Amherst Country High School (track), 139 Lancer Way, Amherst, VA  24521 

Guaranteed for those participants who pre-register, online by August 31st. Both 100% cotton and moisture-wicking ($5.00 more / some sizes not available) shirts are offered.  A limited number of extra t-shirts are available for those who register after the 8/31 deadline. They will be available on a first-come basis at packet pickup.

Strollers & Pets
Strollers are allowed for this event. Please make sure you stroller is in good working condition (ie. hand brake, tether, proper tire inflation, etc..). Pets are not allowed to participate. Please leave your dog at home.

Race Distances

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5K Click to Find Out Register »
5k-Youth (12 & Under) Click to Find Out Register »
1 Mile-Kids Run Fun (5-12 yrs. old) Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA

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