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Sign UpSIGN UP FOR THE WINTER SERIES BY CLICKING HERE OR ON THE RUNSIGNUP LOGO!

To get the member discount for the Winter Series, you must renew or activate your membership before you sign up for the Winter Series.

Download the Winter Series flyer here!

Please be sure to read the fine print below or on the back of the flyer about how the Winter Series is scored, our inclement weather policy, race locations, and info about if a minor is racing.

2014-2015 Results & Standings

About the Winter Series: Sign Up

  • Eight Races for One Great Price!
    • Dec. 6—Mystery through History Race, Winchester, VA
    • Dec. 20—Jingle 5k, Blandy Arboretum, Boyce, VA
    • Jan. 3—Long Branch Plantation 5k, Millwood, VA
    • Jan. 17—Predicted Time Five-Miler, Front Royal, VA
    • Jan. 31—Stickman’s Tandems 5k, Strasburg, VA
    • Feb. 14—Heart and Soles 5k, Middletown, VA
    • Feb. 28—Lose Your Shirt and Shoes  5K, Front Royal, VA (New Location)
    • Mar. 7—Treasure Hunt 5K, TBD
  • A Shenandoah Valley Runners favorite for 25 plus years
  • Get outside during the winter to run in beautiful places in the Shenandoah Valley
  • Run with like-minded people not daunted by freezing temperatures and frigid winds
  • Welcomes runners of all abilities
  • Hundreds of hours go into making these races happen,  so please help by volunteering
  • Contact individual race directors or Winter Series Director Jamey Walters (jamey312@gmail.com; 540-660-2701) to volunteer or with questions
  • We post last-minutes news on Facebook under Shenandoah Valley Runners
  • Download the Winter Series flyer here!

Entry Fees and Registration

1. This option is easiest, and you get more bang for your buck!  Every person that signs up for the entire series gets an awesome SVR Winter Series Beanie for FREE!

Register for the whole series.

  • Option 1 helps everyone. Register now!
  • Saves us a big headache on race morning
  • Show up  and pin on your number. Cool.
  • Only available until the second race.
  • SVR members ($16 age 65 or older/students); $40 non-members ($20 age 65 or older/students);  $72.00 SVR Family (Up to 8 family members); $90 non-SVR Family

2. Online pre-registration for each race.

  • Option 2: Still good. Really helps our registration team. Please pre-register.
  • $8.00 for SVR members; $10.00 for non-members; $2.00 for students/seniors.

3. Show up on race day, wait in line to register, go back to your car because you forgot your money, go back in line, register, get your number, go race.

  • Option 3: Really? See option 1 or 2.
  • $8.00 for SVR members; $10.00 for non-members; $2.00 for students/seniors

Series Points & Awards

  • After each race, runners will be assigned points based on how they finished against members of their own gender
  • Awards given based on each runner’s six best point scores
  • Awards: Top five males & females overall; top three males & females in the following age groups (as of Dec. 31):  10 & under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-29, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
  • Perfect attendance awards
  • Awards presented at annual SVR banquet on March 23

Eligibility:

  • ONLY CLUB MEMBERS WHO HAVE RENEWED THEIR 2015 MEMBERSHIP BY JANUARY 3, 2015 ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AWARDS.
  • Non-members may join the club at any point prior to JANUARY 3 to become eligible
  • Must complete at least five races to be eligible for awards
  • Required number of races may decrease with cancellations
  • No duplication of overall and age group awards

Minors:

  • ALL MINORS (UNDER 18) MUST HAVE A WAIVER SIGNED BY A PARENT NOT JUST AN ADULT
  • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE WAIVER SIGNED BY A PARENT, WE WILL NOT LET YOU RUN THE RACE
  • Obtain a waiver before you arrive at the race if your parent will not be with you
  • Contact Vern Heavner vernn2008@gmail.com to have one sent via e-mail or download from the SVR website

Winter Series Inclement Weather Policy:

  • Yes, there will be inclement weather
  • It will be cold, it will sleet, it will snow.
  • We run anyway unless there’s ice
  • A race may be cancelled at the absolute last minute on race day due to developing conditions impossible to predict until the snow/sleet/ice begins to fall
  • YOU ARE THE BEST JUDGE OF WHETHER OR NOT IT IS SAFE TO TRAVEL TO AND FROM AND RUN IN AN EVENT
  • Call the individual race directors if you are unsure about the scheduling of a race
  • We will try to  post a cancellation on Facebook and/or the website

 

 

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  1. I’m one of three locals who’d like to rejoin SVrunners but your registration page (who’s raceit?) is not working. One of my fellow runners says it’d be easier to register for Boston than join SVR !
    Seriously, in the past I always enjoyed the SV newsletter.
    Can’t you email an SVR membership form to us?

      • Not helpful if you can’t be more specific about what trouble you had. We have had 90+ successful registrations with no reported issues and this is the same registration form used for a couple years. Happy to fix issues if there are any. We did add the list of races as suggested previously. So you are saying you did get registered for Obamacare?

        • My SVR membership renewal and winter series registration was flawless via raceit. I’m still waiting on my Obama phone and Obamacare. Jimmy Carter may be sending me a block of cheese for Christmas too!

  2. I’d like to sign up for the Winter Series races, but I see only one listed (Dec. 7th) on the “schedule” pages. I wonder how many folks will sign up for the whole series of races when we don’t know when they are?! Please advise……Jim

    • I’d like to sign up for the Winter Series races, but I see only one listed (Dec. 7th) on the “schedule” pages. I wonder how many folks will sign up for the whole series of races when we don’t know when they are?! Please advise……Jim

  3. Thanks for the comment. We will add some additional info on this page for the races, but in the meanwhile, you can click the Winter Series Flyer link (middle of the page), or go to the registration page which also has the whole schedule. The calendar on the main page only lists upcoming races so doesn’t show the entire schedule. See you at the Winter Series!

  4. If I sign up for membership for SVR now (Jan 1- 12/31/14) do I get the discounted rates for all the Winter seriers races including this weekends’ ? Or will the discount only be for races after Jan 1st and the rest of the series?
    Jim

    • If you join now, your discount can be used for the this weekend’s race. It should be less confusing if you also resister for the race(s) online.

  5. I guess I’ll wait until the first race to pay my dues and whole series race registration fee in person. I just tried for 10 minutes to get in and register without luck. I recently used RaceIt to host a registration for a 5k myself and was very disappointed with their website and customer service. I will not be utilizing them in the future.

    • You will not be able to pay dues at the races so please go to the website and register there before the race. Website has been updated and the links corrected. You caught us as we were migrating from RaceIt to RunSignUp and things should be correct now. Go to our homepage for under Latest Club News for links to membership and Winter Series. Do the membership first so you get the club discount for the Winter Series.

  6. I am trying to sign up to be a member and for the winter series nut when you go to the Race-it site, I do not see anything to click on to register.

    Thanks for your help!

    Lisa

    • Website has been updated and the links corrected. You caught us as we were migrating from RaceIt to RunSignUp. Go to our homepage for under Latest Club News for links to membership and Winter Series. Do the membership first so you get the club discount for the Winter Series.

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