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SVR WINTER SERIES (ALL RACES) INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:

Dec 04, 2022, Event #1 – South Berkeley Christmas 5K
Dec 17, 2022, Event #2 – Jingle Bell 5K @ Blandy Farm
Jan 07, 2023, Event #3 – Pizzas & Resolutions 5K @ Skyline High School
Jan 14, 2023, Event #4 – Mystery Distance @ LFCC Middletown
Jan 28, 2023, Event #5 – Stickman’s Tandem 5K @ Strasburg
Feb 11, 2023, Event #6 – Heart & Soles 5K @ Middletown
Feb 25, 2023, Event #7 – Museum Of Shenandoah Valley 4 Miller

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Welcome To Shenandoah Valley Runners

SVR sponsors about 30 races a year, helping to bring outstanding community running events to Frederick, Warren, Clarke, and Shenandoah and even a few in West Virginia. Most of our runners are road runners but we also have quite a few trail runners who enjoy running the incredible trails we have in the Shenandoah National Park, George Washington Forest, or along the Appalachian Trail. SVR is a proud member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

We love to get out and move in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. Be sure to check out one of the largest races in the region, the Apple Blossom 10k and Kids’ Bloomin’ Mile, and don’t forget the annual Liberty 5k and the Loudoun Street Mile which has been a local favorite since 2003. We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities.

Our website is a good place to start to find information about the club and our races, but for up-to-the-minute news, please check out our Facebook page. This is where we post any last minute changes to our event calendar, post about group runs, and generally hang out.

So JOIN US!

SVR Statement about Headphones, Strollers, Dogs at Our Races

Shenandoah Valley Runners promotes health and fitness through running by sponsoring more than 30 races each year. It is important to us that our races are safe and fair.
 
In order to have our races, we need the insurance provided by our parent club, the Road Runners of America. After lengthy discussions, the SVR Board has decided to follow the RRCA recommendations that strongly advise against allowing strollers, dogs and headphones at races.
 
Unlike running alone with a stroller or headphones, races often involve hundreds of runners. They run on unfamiliar roads open to traffic with road hazards such as potholes, loose gravel, blind turns, distracted drivers, narrow shoulders, and given that this is the Shenandoah Valley, major hills. 
 
While SVR tries to make our race courses as safe as possible through good course management, marshaling, and marking, we believe that runners have a responsibility for their own safety and the safety of the runners around them by paying attention and running without distractions such as headphones.
 
We are a community of runners. We try to have the safest races possible. We hope that runners will come to our races for the camaraderie, competition, and fun, but we ask that runners please leave their strollers, dogs and headphones at home.
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