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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 ninth 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 December 1 for discounted rates; register early to claim your preferred sweatshirt size!

Individuals:

  • $35 through November 30
  • $40 December 1 and beyond (space permitting)

Groups:
Register 3 get one free! Register a group of four for the price of three. Simply register and pay for your team and follow instructions on how to register your teammates. Group rates end MONDAY, December 28 at Midnight (before packet pick up) for creating a group AND for group members to complete a pre-paid slot so register early.

Check your registration status here

Race Packets & Packet Pick Up

Your race packet includes your cozy sweatshirt, your race bib, and complimentary glow sticks (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.

Packet Pick Up Schedule:

Friday, December 30 10AM – 8PM
Pacers Fairfax
Saturday, December 31 10AM – 3PM
Pacers Fairfax
Saturday, December 31 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Old Town Hall Square (directly across from Pacers Fairfax):
3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030Please note: there is no packet pick up between 3PM – 4:30PM while we set up

Course

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)
22:26, Mindy Sullivan (2010)

Race Day Details: Where to Go, What to Do

Directions & Transportation

The race is located next to Pacers Fairfax (10427 North Street Fairfax, VA 22030). Pacers Fairfax is located at 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.

Parking

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

Post-Race Dining

Old Town Fairfax is home to numerous restaurants and pubs. And bonus! They don’t care if you are sweaty!

Participant Services

Bag Check

Bag Check will be located outside  Old Town Hall 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.

Restrooms

There will be portable restrooms available behind Pacers Fairfax (adjacent to 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.

Safety

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!)

Awards and Post-Run Festivities

Hot pizza and beverages will be served post-race to all participants in Old Town Hall.

Awards

Top 3 overall M/F ($100/$75/$50)

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

Note: awards will be presented outside this year.

Archives

Click here to access the 2015 Fairfax Four results.

Click here to access historical results from Pacers Running.

Click here to access photos provided by SwimBikeRun Photography for Pacers Running.

 

Interested in volunteering for this event? Let us know here.