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BLOSSOM TO BOTTLE 5K RACE - 3K WALK
August 29th JOHNSON’S ORCHARD - PEAKS OF OTTER WINERY
2122 Sheep Creek Road, Bedford VA 24523 - SITE ADDRESS 1410 ELMOS RD
Not your typical event
You will race for a taste!
Give us the shirt off your back!
Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl over the hills and through the blossoms, down in the valley and across the streams in a benefit race for the Bedford Area Family YMCA programs.  The course is an off road venue with spectacular mountain views at the foot of the Peaks of Otter in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  It will be a wonderful spring, filled with the smell of blossoms, views of animals and companionship with good folks united in a good cause.  At the half way mark we will serve samples of the famous Peaks of Otter wine.  Taste a little bit and continue towards the finish line while you traverse the valley on either a 5K competitive run or a 3K walk over an off-road course.
In addition to the entry fees contributed to the Y, donate a shirt and you will benefit a third world country through the auspices of Goodwill.  They will accept any shirt regardless of condition.  These items donated that are not destined and suitable for resale are packaged as salvage and shipped to be used for the making of braided rungs, wall hangings, mattress stuffing and other useful purposes.  A container will be provided for collection.
After the race you may listen to music, enjoy some chili and free wine samples with a roaring fire. On-Site registration 4:00 - 5:15 pm.  Race starts at 5:30 pm SHARP!
Advanced Registration on this website
5K is $20 and increases to $25 on  Feb. 29th and the 3K is $15 and increases to $20 on Feb. 29th. Then again on Race Day.
T-shirt guarantee deadline is Aug 14th
Registration: Pre-registered participants may pick up packets at noon at the Bedford YMCA the day before the race. Race day registration will be at Johnson’s Orchard at 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Amenities: There will be restrooms along with free wine samples, Chili Cook Off!, camp fire, s’mores, & etc.
Course: Very exciting & scenic, rolling off-road course, through apple fields, short gravel road and bridges over small streams with spectacular mountain views.
5K Awards:  OVERALL: 1st Place M & F awards
AGE DIVISIONS: MEDALS TO TOP 3 MALE AND FEMALE IN EACH AGE GROUP of 5K (*SPECIAL ENGRAVED MEDALS )
Presentation of 5K awards follows the race.                                                                                                  
5K Age Division: 12 and under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29 ,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70&up


Information: email Josh Ranes jdranesymyw@gmail.com or phone for Josh at the Y 540-586-3483