Fall Backyard Burn @ Lake Fairfax

October 17, 2021
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Lake Fairfax Course Description

Located in Reston, VA, this suburban park has a beautiful lake, huge open fields, pavilions, and an awesome trail network. Our course is almost entirely singletrack except for .4 miles of the prologue.  There is about 300 feet of elevation change on the 5 mile course.  While not overly technical, there are some rocks and roots to negotiate along most of the course.

Course Length: 5.2 miles (1 lap) OR 10.4 miles (2 laps)

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Race Information

COVID Precautions

We strongly encourage all racers and spectators to get vaccinated. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated to volunteer at any EX2 event. All members of the EX2 staff are already fully vaccinated.
 
Participants are encouraged to bring a mask with you to the race and wear it in common areas IF social distancing cannot be maintained.  Our races take place in parks with LOTS of room to space out.  Masks are NOT required when racing. We will have staggered starts of 50 to 100 people grouped by pace and encourage racers to space out at the start line. Our races are chip timed, so your time does not start until you cross the starting line.
 
There is nothing more important than our health. Let’s all continue to take good care of each other; be kind and respect each other; and enjoy the trails together as an EX2 community.

Registration Fees

5 Mile
$45 – Early (3 months+ out)
$47.50 – Regular (1-3 months out)
$50.00 – Late (1 month to race day)

10 Mile
$50 – Early (3 months+ out)
$52.50 – Regular (1-3 months out)
$55.00 – Late (1 month to race day)

Registration Fee Includes

Fun and challenging course design, professional race operations, wonderful volunteer support, awesome aid stations, medical support, plentiful post-race food (breakfast burritos and other tasty treats – yum!), electric atmosphere, great music, awards and give-a-ways, and a race t-shirt you’ll love.

Race Day Schedule

7:30 – Check-in opens
8:50 – Pre-race brief
9:00 to 9:04 – Staggered race start by pace
9:30 – Post-race food available
10:45 – FREE Kids Race*
11:00 – Awards (top 5 in each category) and sponsor give-a-ways

* Kids race is for ages 2-11. We split into age groups and run short out and back ‘race’. Kids who participate can pick from the Treasure Box.

Backyard Burn at Laurel Hill

9601 Ox Rd Lorton, VA 22079

Directions

Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

From Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway):

  • Lake Fairfax Park may be reached by taking Beltway Exit 47A which is Route 7 or Leesburg Pike west for approximately 7-8 miles to a left on Baron Cameron Avenue.
  • Take the second left on Lake Fairfax Drive which will lead you directly into the park.
  • Enter the park, pass the pool on your right, and continue down the hill to the pavilion parking on your left. Follow the race parking signs.
  • Park and follow the signs to check-in.

From Interstate 66:

  • Take I-66 to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway – formerly Rt 7100) towards RESTON/ HERNDON and travel about 9.4 miles.
  • Merge onto BARON CAMERON AVE / VA-606 E. Travel about 2.8 miles and turn right onto Lake Fairfax Drive which will lead you directly into the park.
  • Enter the park, pass the pool on your right, and continue down the hill to the pavilion parking on your left. Follow the race parking signs.
  • Park and follow the signs to check-in.

Race Rules

  • Portable music players or any device requiring earphones are not permitted.
  • Outside assistance is only permitted within 50 meters of an aid station.
  • Race numbers must be worn on the front and must be visible at all times.
  • There are no cut-off times.
  • Pets and pacers are not allowed on the course.
  • Baby strollers are not permitted on the course.
  • Respect other racers, volunteers, race staff, and the environment. No littering.
  • Poor sportsmanship may result in disqualification.
  • Racers must notify race officials if they drop out of the race.
  • Stay on designated trails.

Age Groups

Male and Female - 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

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