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Run in the New Year!

What better way to ring in the new year than a run with thousands of your closest running buddies? Celebrating our eleventh year, the Fairfax Four is a favorite for its post-race pizza party and cozy sweatshirt premium! Register early to secure your sweatshirt and your spot in this sell-out event!


Registration Information

Group rates and early bird registration!

Online registration is available through race evening (if space permits); register before November 30 for discounted rates; register early to claim your preferred sweatshirt size!


  • $38 through November 29
  • $43 November 30 through December 25
  • $48 December 26 and beyond (space permitting)

Register 3 get one free! Captain – create a group  and prepay for a group of 4 for the price of three. Simply register and pay for your team and follow instructions on how to register your teammates. Group rates end Sunday, December 29 at 5:00 PM  for creating a group AND for group members to complete a pre-paid slot so register early. EACH TEAM MEMBER NEEDS TO COMPLETE THEIR INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FORM AFTER THE CAPTAIN CREATES AND PAYS FOR THE GROUP/TEAM.

In the Athlinks system to complete registrations for a Team or Group-Pre-Pay and collect all of the important information on each member, you will need to have each of the team/group folks complete a registration form.  The important steps are to first have each of the group members select the race choice that refers to the Team/Group-pay – like 5K Team or 5K – 4 Runner Group Bundle
When they see the choice to Create a Team or Join a Team – they want to Join a Team and select the correct team that you created – ” xxxx”
When they get to the end of the form, since the team creation/group-pay pre-paid their entries, they will not be asked to make a payment.  Easy!!

  • $114 through November 29
  • $129 December 1 through December 25
  • $144 December 26 and beyond (space permitting)

Confirm your successful registration status – click here

Race Packets & Packet Pick Up


Your race packet includes your premium – a cozy sweatshirt (while supplies last) or $10 Retail Buck or a Thank you for your charity donation, your race bib, and a complimentary glow stick (while supplies last!). Please note that we cannot transfer or hold packets; packets may be picked up by friends or family. No ID required for pick up.

EARLY PACKET PICK UP is available from Wednesday December 4  through race night in Pacers Fairfax during the hours noted below!                                                                   


Packet Pick Up Schedule:

Wednesday, December 4 though Monday, December 30, ‘regular’ store hours  — special Monday 11:00 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday, December 31  11AM – 5:45 PM
Pacers Fairfax


If you have waited until race night to collect your packet, Packet Pick Up will remain inside the Pacers Fairfax Store for the duration of race day – December 31st.    The store closes for business at 5:00 PM – you will be able to come on in and get your bib and premium and then directly exit to Old Town Hall for pre-race.  PPU will close promptly at 5:45 so you can drop your gear bag and be ready at the start line.

** The Fairfax store closes on race night at 6 PM for a private event, so please do NOT leave any personal items inside the store.  (Any needed premium exchange will be just inside the door of the Fairfax store for immediate post-race only please. )


This course has a few rolling hills and a great downhill grade finish. Runs through Old Town, Fairfax and George Mason University.

Course map available here.

Course Records:

19:24, Andrew Brodeur (2014)
22:05, Bethany Sachtleben (2018)

Race Day Details: Where to Go, What to Do

Directions & Transportation

The race is located near Pacers Fairfax (10420 North Street Fairfax, VA 22030). Pacers Fairfax is located across the street from the corner of University and North in the heart of Old Town Fairfax.

The closest Metro is Vienna/Fairfax (3.5 miles from store); location is also served by bus. For schedules, visit WMATA.


Old Town Fairfax has ample free parking for race participants and spectators. Parking area map is available here.

Participant Services

Bag Drop

will be located OUTSIDE of Old Town Hall under the 10×20 Pacers tent in the parking lot from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Any items left after 8:00pm will be transported to Pacers Fairfax for pick up on or after January 2nd. Items left after one week may be discarded or donated..  Please use the clear gear bag distributed at PPU and mark your bag with your bib number.


There will be portable restrooms near the start line.

Water Stop

There will be one water stop located approximately half way on the course.

Strollers & Pets

This is a kid and pet friendly event!  However, runners with strollers or pets on a leash are asked to start at the back – check the web page FAQs for details.


This event starts after dark. While we do place light towers at strategic points in the course, there still will be areas where it may be darker than others. Please be sure to be cognizant of your surroundings including your fellow runners.

Pacers Running runs our events rain, snow, or shine. We adhere to strict internal procedures related to course safety and work closely with our municipality partners and medical providers. If at any time we believe the course is or will be unsafe we reserve the right to modify, delay, or cancel the event. However, we do our best to communicate any changes or updates to our participants in real time via Twitter and our website. Please note that in our almost decade of producing events we have only canceled one event and modified two courses due to weather (this one included when in 2008 a downed power line of all things forced a double loop reroute!)


Old Town Hall will be the location for the Photo Booth Back-Drop, the Pizza Party, Awards, and any needed shelter from inclement weather.


Top 3 overall M/F – Overall – Gifts

Age groups (3 deep M/F Age Groups Gifts; no duplicates.):
1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Note: Dependent on the weather, awards will be presented outside in Old Town Hall Square.


On race evening and through Saturday January 4, 2019 Fairfax Four results can be  found by following this link:

After then, the long-term archive of 2019 Fairfax Four Results can be found here on Athlinks.


Click here to access the 2018 Fairfax Four Miler RESULTS.                                                 


At every race, we partner with Swim Bike Run Photo to provide top-notch photobooth  and event images to you for free!

Click here to access photos provided by Swim Bike Run Photo for Pacers Running.