|Heart of Virginia Festival to Open With 10K Run/5K Fun Walk|
The annual Heart of Virginia Festival on Saturday, May 7, will get off to a running start with a 10 kilometer run. Those who prefer a slightly less vigorous way to begin the day may substitute a 5 kilometer fun walk instead.
Both the run and the walk will originate at Hampden-Sydney College at 8:30 a.m. and finish at the First Avenue Field in Farmville.
The 10K begins at Hampden Sydney near the intersection of College Road and Via Sacra and follows a mostly flat, fast course along the Back Hampden-Sydney Road to the finish at First Avenue Field. 5K participants will be shuttled from First Avenue field to their start line along the Back Hampden Sydney Road and will follow Back Hampden Sydney Road to the finish line at First Avenue Field. Entry fees for the event are $15 if paid by April 15 and $25 after that. These fees are non-refundable.
Medals will be presented to the top 3 male & female finishers in each age category that participated in the 10K. Categories for men and women include: 18 & under, 19 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 & over.
Transportation will only be available to Hampden-Sydney College (start line) from 7:30-8:00AM if you would like to leave your car at the finish line (First Ave Field.)
The Heart of Virginia Festival is an annual family-oriented celebration of the arts, crafts, culture and music in Virginia and is held in Farmville the first Saturday in May.