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Girls on the Run of Central VA Spring 2014 Celebration 5K

Event Itinerary

Our Spring Event will be held on May 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m. at Sweet Briar College. Pre-Run activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Athletic fields by the Train Station and Caboose at the end of Guion Parking Lot on the beautiful campus of Sweet Briar College (click to take a Virtual tour of the campus and to see the "Dairy Loop" course).

Packet Pick-Up

Run Packets for Participants (and registered family members) of this season's Girls on the Run teams will be delivered to their Coaches.  Unless otherwise designated, all other Run Packets may be picked up on Friday, May 9th from 10:00-5:00 p.m. at the downtown location of Highpeak Sportswear (corner of 10th and Main Street).  Packets may be picked up the day of the event at Sweet Briar College beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Course Information


The Celebration 5K course loops around the stunning campus of Sweet Briar College.  Setting off with a Cross-Country "wave" Start, the runners will head from the Athletic fields towards “Daisy’s Monument” and the stables, passing the horse pastures heading through the Student Parking lot to Chapel Road, and then down to Physical Plant Road to circle back from Elijah Road to the main road of the campus and back to Guion Parking lot and the Train Station.  This is a somewhat  challenging course with some hills; we encourage hill training to meet this challenge. To take a virtual tour of the course, click on the link below and select "Dairy Loop" from the "Locations" drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the map.

5K Course Map


Weather/Emergency Policy

The Girls on the Run Celebration 5K will happen Rain or Shine!  Participants should dresses in layers appropriate to the weather conditions.  While every effort will be made to work through difficult weather conditions, if it can be done safely, in cases of extreme weather the event may be cancelled and will not be rescheduled and refunds will not be issued. 


Parking is available in various parking lots throughout the Sweet Briar Campus but will be limited this season, therefore Satellite Parking will be made available with Shuttle Bus Service to and from the Start/Finish Line.  More details will be released shortly.  Handicap parking will be available in Guion Parking lot (closest to the Athletic Fields).  Cars must have a handicap sign unless otherwise arranged.  Buses will provide shuttle rides to and from the parking lots in a continuous loop until the start of the Run.  Once the Run starts the roads will close and no traffic will be permitted until the final runner/walker clears the area.  We encourage all of our Girls on the Run Participants stay to cheer in the final Runner/Walker and help us end the event with a final Girls on the Run Energy Award and Cheer.