Crozet Trails Crew 5K Run Set for October 11

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The start of the 2013 trail race
The start of the 2013 trail race

For the second year, the Crozet Trails Crew will combine their successful and much anticipated annual trail run with the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival. Slightly different than last year, the course winds through eastern Crozet on trails largely built and maintained by local volunteers.

The 5K Run/Jog/Walk is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11, with line up at 8 a.m.

Participants may register in advance by visiting www.crozettrailscrew.org, or in person on Friday, October 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crozet Running, 1159 Crozet Avenue, or on Saturday morning from 7 to 8 a.m at the Crozet Park YMCA.

All registrants will receive the 2014 Race Shirt designed by a local artist and sponsored by some of our local businesses. The online fee is $20 per person; in person is $25. This fee includes admission to the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, which opens at 10 a.m. at Crozet Park following the race.

Both events benefit the non-profit Crozet Trails Crew and Crozet Park.

This year’s Crozet Trails Crew 5K provides an opportunity to experience areas that are not normally available to residents, as a few private property owners have allowed one-day access to their properties for the run. Come and be part of the adventure and increase your local knowledge of our trails while you enjoy the beautiful scenery of western Albemarle County.

The crew also wants to show off the new bridges they have built to span the streams that made running and biking a little challenging in the past.

A new bridge will be named in honor of the first place male and female 5K winners, and prizes will be awarded to the first and second place runners in each age category, as well as all children under age 14. There will also be a prize drawing for all race registrants. The award ceremony will take place immediately following the race.

For more information, visit www.crozettrailscrew.org, or contact [email protected]

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