Face the Forest 5K (Obstacle Course Race)

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August 15, 2020 Cancelled

Are you up for an adventure? Challenge yourself to beat the clock as you take on a 3.1-mile obstacle race through Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest plantation encountering obstacles (and some mud) along the way! Entry fees will support children’s educational programming at Poplar Forest and the Jamerson Family YMCA’s annual campaign.

Corporate Team Competition & Sponsorship, Elite/Competitive Team Challenge and CHOOSE YOUR OWN START TIME!!!  Please make sure all participants you wish to race with choose the same wave time.  Register early as once a wave time is filled, it will disappear!  (20 person limit per wave time)

Register early and save! Registration fees increase by $5 on August 1, 2019. Late registration and day-of registration fees increase to $50 beginning on Thursday, August  15.

Packet Pickup will be held at the Jamerson Family YMCA (801 Wyndhurst Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502) from 7-9am, 11:30am-1:30pm and 4-6pm on Friday, August 16th.

We highly encourage everyone, if able, to pick up your packet on Friday August 16th at the Jamerson Family YMCA. Once you have picked up your packet, there is no need to “check in” at the registration table the day of the race. This will alleviate the congestion and lines at the registration and packet pick up tables. If you pick up your packet on Friday, please just meet us at the starting line 10-15 minutes prior to your starting wave time.

If you are unable to pick up your packet on Friday, we will begin allowing new race registration and packet pickup starting at 6:30 am on Saturday morning, August 17th.

T-shirts will ONLY be given to those who registered prior to August 1st. All others will be invited to come back immediately after the race and claim their t-shirts. First come, first served (but, we have PLENTY!) :)

All Corporate teams should plan to send ONE representative from their team to pick up their entire teams packet on Friday, August 16th during the times listed. We will “pre-pull” all corporate team packets to make a quick and easy pick up.


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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-08-25




August 15, 2020 (Saturday) - 07:30
Obstacle Race
5 kilometers

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