There is no better way to take in the outdoors than going for a walk or run around the neighborhood. Whether you want to run through the changing fall foliage or jog on the treadmill, here are five 5Ks and 10Ks to join this weekend.
Saturday through Nov. 17
Old Dominion Racing, Old Ox Brewery and Carolina Brothers Pit BBQ are joining forces to bring you the ultimate social distanced Oktoberfest experience. Pick a day to run your race, then head over to the bar or restaurant to use the included vouchers for some delicious grub. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the non-profit or school of your choice. // $35-$55
The annual Dulles Day race is going virtual. Just map out your 5K or 10K route near your home or at a local park, lace up your shoes and go for a run. All participants will be entered to win two United Airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S. Registration closes Thursday, Oct. 15. // $35
Sunday, 8-11 a.m.
Relive history as you run through the historic Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield. The annual event will feature increased safety precautions, including face masks for before and after the race, social distancing during the start and no spectators. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local mom who is battling ALS. // Spotsylvania Courthouse Village Pavilion: 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd., Spotsylvania; $35-$45
Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon
Join the Fall Backyard Burn series for a run with a view. This race allows runners to choose between the 5- and 10-mile course as you run past the lakes and through the hiking trails and grassy fields. To encourage social distancing, groups of 10 will start the race in five minute increments. // Lake Fairfax Park: 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston; $50-$65
Through Oct. 31
Get your little ones hooked on the racing bug with this virtual series for kids. Whether you want to take a walk in the neighborhood or sprint on the treadmill, runners of all abilities can participate. Don’t forget to take photos to share with the other virtual runners. // $35
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