Great Train Race

Come and be a part of the Largest Timed Youth Road Race on the EAST COAST!
May 4, 2014


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CABOOSE RUN

AND NEW THIS YEAR:
'GEORGE DASHINGTON' HALF-MILE  FUN RUN
THIS RACE  WILL BE OPEN TO ALL RUNNERS 5 to 12 years old. IT WILL INCLUDE SOME SURPRISES. IT WILL NOT BE TIMED, SO RUN FOR FUN. THIS RACE IS LIMITERD TO 300 RUNNERS
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Race information - http://www.gtrfredericksburg.com/

Where does the race start? The race starts at the corner of Lafayette Blvd and Caroline Street in front of the Fredericksburg Train Station, downtown Fredericksburg

The Course is a USATF Certified Mile, for course map go HERE

Who can run the Mile Race? Any runner that is 18 or Under on race day can run this event!  Runners with special needs are also welcome.  Parents or Guardians will be allowed to accompany or assist special needs runners.

Are there rules?  Yes!  Parental participation is limited.  A parent or guardian may only run in the heat with their special needs child, the 7 year heat, or the 6 & Under heat. 

All parents/guardians must start at the back of the corral, and are only there to support their runner in times of need (emergency or moral support).  Parents are not allowed to run directly next to their child.  This is to be a safe, fair, and competitive event.  You wouldn't run out onto a soccer field and help your kid score a goal, would you?

What do you get when you run this event?  First, you get the pleasure of having hundreds of people cheer you on while you run.  You are the star of the day!  Then, when you cross the finish line you will receive the coveted Great Train Race Medal.  Of course, there is also the great post-race food, the awards, and the AWESOME Great Train Race T-Shirt you get just for registering.

Registration for the Mile will close at 3,500 runners!

CHIP TIMED!
This event will be chip-timed by Race-Timing Unlimited, which means all times will be accurate, and result processing almost instantaneous.

RACE PHOTOS!
After the event look for action photographs at The Free Lance-Star Photo-Store and TriDuo.com


CABOOSE RUN

Race information - http://www.gtrfredericksburg.com/

What is the Caboose Run?  A 400 meter non-timed Fun Run for those 5 & Under kids who just aren't ready for the Big Kahuna (Mile).  It starts under the train bridge on Sophia Street and ends at the City Dock.  Only runners with special needs will be permitted to run with a parent or partner. 

When does it start? At approximately 11:30 AM - We will send off waves of 50 children each wave in 2-5 min increments.  Our number one goal is safety!  All children will be assigned a wave.  Oh....and if you miss your wave?  Don't worry!  You can always go in the next wave.

Who can run the Caboose Run?  Any child age 5 & Under, AND who can walk for a minimum of 400 meters.  Just a reminder for parents, this course is on a downhill section, if your child is still just learning to walk (let alone run) we do not advise them to participate.

What do you get when you run this event?  A chance to feel like a BIG kid, the coveted Great Train Race medall when you finish (like the BIG kids), post-race food, and of course a special Caboose Run T-shirt that you can proudly show your Grandma and Grandpa that you ran a race!

This is a NON-TIMED Event!  No Awards, just smiles!

Registration for The Caboose Run will close at 400 participants
Your Children's Safety is our main concern in this event!


Packet Pickup will be held at VA Runner in Central Park, Fredericksburg, VA. 

     Registration Information:
Entries postmarked by April 22, 2012: $15 or $12 each runner for family of 3 or more runners. Late entries after April 22, 2012: $20 or $15 each runner for family of 3 or more runners
     Online registration at https://www.racetimingunlimited.org/, starting @ noon on March 1. Online and mail in registration will close on April 24. Do not mail entries after 4/21. If there are any entries available after April 24, they will be for sale as a first come first served at VA Runner at LATE REGISTRATION, beginning Wed. May 2@ 3:00 p.m.. Cash or Check only. Entry fees are non-refundable. PDF mail-in registration forms are available by clicking here!

What is a packet pickup?  This is where you will get your race number to wear on the front of your shirt on race day, where you will get your Great Train Race T-Shirt, and other give-aways that we have to hand out from our various sponsors.  This is also where you can ask any last minute questions that haven't been covered on this web page.

At this time we will also take any last minute registrations if race is still open.  Please visit the FARC website for any up to the minute changes.

Packet Pickup Hours:

You need to make every effort to retrieve your race packets at this time.  You may have a friend or teacher pick up your child's packet, but please make sure that you know that they are doing this for you to avoid confusion.

There is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP! 

School Participation Program:
The Top 5 Schools with the largest number of Great Train Race(Mile Only) participants will win prize money totaling $2,000 to be used for school physical fitness programs.

Teachers, make sure that your students put your school name on their entry form for credit!

Lori Ann Libby Spirit Award:
The school that shows the most spirit during the race (be it banners, t-shirts, or noisemakers) will win the 2008 Lori Libby Spirit Award (no cash on this one, just an award).

It is named after Ms. Lori Ann Libby, a teacher in the King George elementary school system who has single-handily raised the bar on school spirit, participation, and has also coached some really great runners out of her schools!

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HEAT SCHEDULE
 
AGE
SEX
HEAT #
AGE
SEX
1 – 7:30
12 TO 13
BOYS
2 – 7:45
12 -  13
GIRLS
3 – 8:00
14 & OVER
BOYS
4 – 8:15
14 & 0VER
GIRLS
5 – 8:30
11 YEARS
BOYS
6 – 8:45
11 YEARS
GIRLS
7 – 9:00
10 YEARS
BOYS
8 – 9:15
10 YEARS
GIRLS
9 – 9:30
9 YEARS
BOYS
10 – 9:45
9 YEARS
GIRLS
11 – 10:00
8 YEARS
BOYS
12 – 10:15
8 YEARS
GIRLS
13 – 10:30
7 YEARS
BOYS
14 – 10:45
7 – YEARS
GIRLS
15 – 11:00
6 & UNDER
BOYS
16 – 11:15
6 & UNDER
GIRLS
                                        CABOOSE RUN-FIRST OF 8 WAVES STARTS AT 11:30
                                        ALL CABOOSE RUNNERS WILL BE ASSIGNED WAVES


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