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Join us in our third annual Boys Home 5K – and this year, we’re expanding! A full morning of running will include a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and family fun run. All races start and end at the Intervale Trailhead of the Jackson River Scenic Trail, in Covington, VA. The USATF-certified course has a smooth crushed gravel surface and is mostly flat, with some small hills. The course follows an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, winding along the Jackson River through the scenic Alleghany Highlands. 30 minutes after the top 3 male and top 3 female runners finish each event, the awards ceremony for that event will be held at the start/finish site. All registrants will receive a race T-shirt; all finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. You are welcome to run or walk at your own pace; please be aware that aid stations will close at noon. *This event will take place, rain or shine!* Proceeds from the race will benefit Boys Home of Virginia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, housing, and basic living expenses for young men whose lives have been negatively impacted by poverty or family instability.