About this Event
The FISH Swim Team will be hosting their 4th Annual FISH 5K & Fun Run. We are excited to start off the 2019-2020 season with this energizing fundraising event for the whole family.
Check-in: 7:00 am, Race Starts: 7:30 with no set finish.
After the Race, please join us for breakfast and our awards ceremony.
Our Amazing Sponsors
We are very thankful for our 2019 Sponsors whose support makes a huge difference for our team and community!
Top Fish: SILVERLINE Realty & Investment
Super Fish: Vera Aquatics
The FISH Swim Team is a non-profit USA Swimming Club located in Northern Virginia, whose mission is to encourage the pursuit of excellence while nurturing a love for the sport of swimming and developing the values and skills for success in life along the way. As a nonprofit, the FISH relies on fundraising activities such as this to meet the financial challenges of operating a team of this stature and to help ensure our continuing success.
Course & Timing
From the start heading south, the fun run will run along the County Connector Trail. The 1 mile will have monitors to make sure our youngest runners stay safely on course.
The 5K race continues along The County Connector Trail, running next to the Accotink Creek, toward Wakefield Park and finally reaching the turn around point shortly thereafter. The half-way point will be clearly marked, and there will be volunteers there to cheer you back on your way to completion of the race. There will also be a water station set-up at the halfway point.
Trail surfaces: the trail is Asphalt/concrete the entire way.
Trail category: Rail-Trail
The Course: Mainly flat with very limited elevation.
Racewire Timing System: Gun Timing System; runners w/bibs
Prior to Event: $35 per person or $100.00 max per family.
At Event: $45 per person/no family discount. Exact Cash or Check - only.
For our competitive spirited crowd (parents and children alike) there will be medals for the top three runners in numerous age categories for both the 1 mile and 5K races.
T-Shirts & Bibs
T-Shirts and bibs will be handed out on Race Day at the Registration Tent.
From Tysons Corner, take 495 South and get off at exit 52A - 236 Little River Turnpike, then quickly get in the left lane, as you need to turn left at the first street - Pineridge Dr.; then make a sharp & immediate left onto the side road (Accotink Pkwy) that will lead you into the park.
Americana Park offers plenty of parking throughout the park near the trail head.