Mission Statement: Historic Smithfield is having this event to educate people on the rich history associated with the Smithfield Plantation, as well as provide the community with a fun, healthy, and unique experience.
About the Event: The 5K will take place along the Buford Meredith Cross Country Course, which is Virginia Tech's cross country track. Participants will run/walk past many historical sites and places that are saturated with history of the Prestons, as well as the settlement of southwestern Virginia, and beyond. During the event there will be interpreters at many of the different locations so that participants will get a genuine feel of what life would have been like at Historic Smithfield in 1776. After the 5K, participants will be provided with a meal and there will be an award ceremony for those who placed in their respective age groups. At 3pm we will have the 1776 adventure run, which will take particpants to a multitude of historical locations on Smithfield's property that the 5K wasn't able to go by, as well as provide particpants with a more leisurely view of Historic Smithfield. In addition, the Smithfield house will be open the entirety of the event for people to tour if they so wish. All of these activities are included in the registration fees.
Information about the course: To find out more about the Buford Meredith Cross Country Course, and to see a map of the course please click the link:
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Rain Date: If the weather prevents us from being able to have the event we will reschedule it for the next Sunday, March 25, 2018.
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm (Check in is at 12:15pm!!!!).
Awards: Each participant who finishes the race will receive a certificate of completion. Medals will be given to participants who finish in the top 3 of their age and gender groups. Children ages 12 and under will receive a special certificate but not a medal.
The age groups are as follows 12 and under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-49, 50+