Saturday, September 13, 2014


Mechanicsville, Virginia


 About the Event 

Join us for the 6th Annual ReeseStrong 5K and Gold Ribbon Kid's Run on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM.  Once again, we are racing to fight childhood cancer that has interrupted the lives of families in our community.  This race allows us to bring awareness to these children's fight, educate about childhood cancer, and help ease the burden on our friends who are raising their children in and out of the hospital.  Stay for the family friendly festival following the 5k.  The 2014 ReeseStrong 5K and Gold Ribbon Kid's Run will benefit the ReeseStrong Family Emergency Fund and childhood cancer researchl.  Family beneficiaries for the event will be announced on July 15.

Starting Times

Gold Ribbon Kid’s Run   8:30 AM                              

ReeseStrong 5K Run/Family Walk  8:55 AM  


About the 5K Course

The course is set in the neighborhoods of Rutland and Cool Spring Forest off Route 301 in Mech, Virginia. It will start and end in the Rutland Commons shopping center. Timing is provided by Commonwealth Timing, and 5k runners will be chipped timed. For the course route, click here.

New this year!!  Finisher medals for all participants.


Course Records

Male         Bruce Berger 2012 15:55

Female     Emma Moyer 2013   18:53

For 2010, 2011, and 2012 ReeseStrong 5K results, click here

For 2013 ReeseStrong 5K results, click here.


Gold Ribbon Kid’s Run   

The Gold Ribbon Kid’s Run will take place in the Rutland Commons shopping center.  There will be two kid’s runs. 

Children ages 5 and under will run ¼ mile. 

Children ages 6 – 12 will run ½ mile. 

All children who sign up for the Gold Ribbon Kid’s Run can also participate in the ReeseStrong 5K run/walk at no additional cost.    


Entry Fees   Thru 8/15   8/16-9/10   9/12-9/13

12 and Under     $10              $10                $15

13 thru 18          $15              $15                $20

Everyone Else    $25               $30                $35


T-Shirt Information

All participants who register for the race by Friday August 29th, will be guaranteed a souvenir T-shirt. After August 29th, T shirts and t shirt sizes and not guarenteed.  

FUN FOR KIDS:  All children 12 and under who are registered by Wednesday, August 27 will have their name listed on the back of the T-Shirt.


Up for Some Friendly Competition?

While individual participation is welcome, more impact can be made by forming teams.  Challenge your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to join your team today! Participants can register under their team names when registering.  The largest three teams will be recognized at the event.



A variety of prizes and awards will be given out including recognition of the top 3 male and female 5K finishers and the top age group winners (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 and over and 1st place male and female finishers of the Gold Ribbon Kid's Run).


Directions to the Event

The event will start and finish in the Rutland Commons Shopping Center between Kroger and the Atlee Station YMCA.  The address of Kroger is 9351 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116.  The Rutland Commons shopping center is located 1.3 miles north of interstate 295 at the intersection of Atlee Road and Chamberlayne Rd (Rt 301).
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Packet Pick-up

Race Packets will be distributed in front of Marty’s Grill next to Kroger in the Rutland Common’s shopping center on Friday, September 12 from 5 pm – 7:30 pm and at ReeseStrong Field near the Atlee Station YMCA on Saturday, September 13 from 7 am – 8 am.   


The ReeseStrong Raffle  

Raffle tickets for various prizes including gift cards, merchandise, and services can be purchased during packet pick-up and on Raceday until 10 am. (1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20).


Parking Information

Please follow arrows, cones and course marshal directions when arriving for the event.  Parking will be available in the Rutland Commons Shopping Center in front of Kroger off Route 301 and Atlee Road, on a first come first serve basis.


Interested in Sponsoring the Event?

Your company/business can be a part of this premier community event.   To get information about the sponsorship levels, click here.  Donations to the ReeseStrong Foundation are tax deductable.  ReeseStrong 501(c)(3) Letter.  Together we are helping families stay strong in the battle against childhood cancer.  

Click Here to see the ReeseStrong 5K and Gold Ribbon Kid's Run Sponsors.


Volunteers for the Event are Needed

Interested in Volunteering during the event? This event would not be a success without our volunteers.  Duties include passing out water at waterstops, serve as course marshals, assist with the Gold Ribbon Kid's Run, pass out food at the end of the 5K, etc.  And yes, you can volunteer and participate in the ReeseStrong 5K.  Students can also receive community service credit for volunteering. 

To register to volunteer, click here.


Permitted during the 5k and Family Walk

Headphones, Baby Joggers

Baby Strollers and wagons (for walkers only)  


Not Permitted

Bicycles, Skates and Skateboards

Animals on leashes


E-mail us at or contact event coordinators Randy Mudd at 804-512-4101, Lacey Thurston at 804-241-9103, or Kristin Mudd at 804-971-8076.