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Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run

August 21 from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Test your mettle on a run through the hills, dales and woodlands of Poplar Forest plantation. Join the Jamerson YMCA and Poplar Forest for the annual Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run and take on the obstacles—climbing walls, flipping tires and trenching through mud—placed along the way. The competition is open to families and teams of all ages. Face the Forest entry fees support children’s educational programming at Poplar Forest as well as the community programs of the YMCA of Central Virginia.

Register early and save! Registration fees increase by $5 on August 1, 2021. Late registration and day-of registration fees increase to $50 beginning on Thursday, August 19th.

Packet Pickup will be held at the Jamerson Family YMCA (801 Wyndhurst Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502) from 7-9am, 11:30am-1:30pm and 4-6pm on Friday, August 20th.

We highly encourage everyone, if able, to pick up your packet on Friday August 16th at the Jamerson Family YMCA. Once you have picked up your packet, there is no need to “check in” at the registration table the day of the race. This will alleviate the congestion and lines at the registration and packet pick up tables. If you pick up your packet on Friday, please just meet us at the starting line 10-15 minutes prior to your starting wave time.

If you are unable to pick up your packet on Friday, we will begin allowing new race registration and packet pickup starting at 6:30 am on Saturday morning, August 17th.

T-shirts will ONLY be given to those who registered prior to August 1st. All others will be invited to come back immediately after the race and claim their t-shirts. First come, first served.


August 21
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States