43rd Annual Fodderstack 10K Classic

Saturday, October 2nd 2021, 9AM.
Flint Hill to Washington, VA.

 

We are pleased to announce that registration for the first ever Fall running of the Fodderstack 10K is now open.

In addition to our in-person race, we are also very excited to offer a “Virtual Fodderstack 10K” this year. This is a great option for anyone not comfortable with live racing or for those not in the area but still wanting to participate and support the Rappahannock County Park (and get one of our collectable t-shirts!).

Pricing for the in-person and virtual races will be the same and both utilize the same platform, RunSignup.

Please note that for our live race, precautions will be taken to ensure proper CDC, State, and Local COVID protocols are properly followed and adhered to.  Because rules and regulations may change between now and race day, final details will be communicated when we get closer to the event and have real-time restrictions to guide our COVID Mitigation plan.

If the October running is cancelled due to Covid-19, all runners will be automatically switched to the virtual option. If runners perfer not to participate in the virtual race, please let us know at that time and your registration can be deferred to the 2022 running. Fingers crossed we don’t need to go this route.

For both the in-person race and the virtual option, the awards categories will need to be determined based on registration and participation numbers. The two options will be scored separately.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Click here to register for the in-person or virtual race

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Hosted in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tradition of the 43rd Annual Fodderstack 10K race begins again in the Fall of 2021. Located in beautiful Rappahannock County the 10K course follows the historic hills and valleys between the towns of Flint Hill and Washington, Virginia. Whether you’re looking for a serious race against other accomplished and proven runners, or simply challenging yourself for a morning, The Fodderstack 10K is sure to leave a lasting impression. Sign up today!

AVAILABLE AGAIN THIS YEAR:

Groups or organizations with teams of 10 or more participants please contact us prior to registering to receive a $5 discount per runner.  We will provide you with a custom discount code for your team members to use when completing online registration.  Discount is not available retroactively.  Only applicable for pre-registrants (not available on race day).

 

Race Details


WHERE:

In beautiful Rappahannock County, Virginia, the Fodderstack10k is a point-to-point race that begins at the north end of Flint Hill on Route 522 at the Packing Shed and ends at the court house in Washington, VA, via the Fodderstack Road. Click here for directions.


PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:

Parking is available either in Washington or Flint Hill.  We are planning to have bus service from Washington to the starting point of the race as with previous years, but details are still to be confirmed.

Ample parking is available at the Flint Hill Fire Department (registration area) as well as in Washington.

We also plan to have bus service back to Flint Hill after the race, details to be confirmed as the race nears.


CATEGORIES:

For both the in-person race and the virtual option, the awards categories will need to be determined based on registration and participation numbers.


REGISTRATION AND FEES:

Race Day Registration:
Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Dept., Rt. 641 on Fodderstack Rd. in Flint Hill. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. There is a 1/2 mile walk/jog from the registration area to the start of the race.
Please allow enough time to register and meet the 9:00am starting gun.

Pre-registration:
NEW THIS YEAR: Register now to avoid the fee increase to $30.00 on February 28th!
On April 1, the fee increases to $35.00.  If you wait until race day, the fee will be $40.00.

$25 – thru July 31, 2020
$30 – August 1st to August 31, 2020
$35 – from September 1st (until cut-off of online registration, a few days before race day)
$40 – Race Day (cash or check only)

Family Rate:
When you register 3 or more family members in a single transaction online, save $5 per runner.

Click here for the current participant list


AWARDS:

All award winners receive trophies crafted by noted artist Merrill Strange.


FAQs:

What is a Virtual Race?
A Virtual Race is a race you can do at any location, at your pace, either outside or on a treadmill.

Do I need to run the actual Fodderstack 10k course?
No, the course does not need to be run. In fact, due to the roads not being closed and lack of police assistance, we request you DO NOT run the actual course

When do I have to run the virtual race?
You will need to run your virtual 10K between September 25th and October 3rd, 2021

How do I enter my virtual time?
Runners can either utilize RaceJoy GPS tracking or you can log in your 10k times manually

Can I register for the virtual race and then later switch to in-person? Or vice versa?
Yes, that is possible however we’ll need a final decision by September 17, 2021

If I do virtual, how will I receive my t-shirt and possible award
We’ll have the t-shirts available for pickup at the Rappahannock Welcome Center for locals and we’ll mail the rest to those who are out of the area. If you are local and need the shirt mailed, we can do that too.

What happens if things get worse and the October running also has to be cancelled?
If the October running is cancelled due to Covid-19, all runners will be automatically switched to the virtual option. If runners do not want to participate in the virtual race, please let us know and your registration can be deferred to the 2022 running.

Will there be an in-person awards ceremony and after race gathering/party?
Were planning on it, but will have to wait and see based on provided guidelines and regulations in the time leading up to the race.

How will award categories work?
We’ll need to wait and see how registration for the in-person race progresses before determining category breakdowns.


COURSE RECORD:

Men – Steve Pinard – 31:26
Women – Julie Culley – 36:20


INFORMATION:

Email: info@fodderstack10k.com or write the Recreation Authority at: PO Box 172 Washington, VA 22747.


OTHER THINGS OF NOTE:

Other activities scheduled in Rappahannock on October 2nd.
Numerous gallerys and shops will be open in Historic Washington.
The race proceeds benefit the Rappahannock County Park and its programs.