Announcing our race for 2018!
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Where: Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet, Virginia
7-8 a.m.-Day-of registration/packet pick-up at Crozet Park YMCA
8 a.m.– Kids Run starts
8:30 a.m.– Start of 5K race
9:30 a.m. (or earlier)– 5K awards ceremony
9:45 a.m.– Timing closed (walkers can take their time, the course won’t close until all participants finish)
10 a.m.-6 p.m.– Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival
The Kids Run course: The kids run (for kids aged 1 to 7 years) will start at the 5K start line (just south of the soccer field) and will be run around the soccer field so that the kids will be visible from the field at all times. Parents are welcome to run/walk with their kids. No fee for kids run, but please include their info on the registration page (see below).
The 5K course:
The Crozet Connector Trail (Crozet Greenway), starting and finishing at Crozet Park. This is a somewhat rugged trail course with a few stream crossings and varied trail conditions through scenic eastern Crozet. Prepare to get dirty, but in a fun way. 🙂
1-day-only access to the Crozet Connector Trail (Thanks to the property owners who have granted 1-day race access).
Race shirt and prize give-away eligibility ($20 value).
Entry into the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival for the day ($6 value).
Overall male and female winners of the 5K race will have a trail bridge named in his/her honor (PRICELESS).
$20 on-line, $25 Friday October 5 (6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Crozet Library parking lot) and day-of race.
Support the work of The Crozet Trails Crew (CTC), made up of community members who are interested in helping plan, build, and promote pedestrian and bicycle trails in and around Crozet, Virginia.
If you are a business wanting to get involved or someone who would like to volunteer for either event, please contact Colleen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER IN PERSON (INCLUDES PACKET PICK-UP FOR ALL REGISTRANTS):
Friday, October 5, 6-8 p.m., Crozet Library parking lot in downtown Crozet, VA
Saturday, October 6th, 7-8 a.m. at the Crozet Park YMCA
Included with your registration:
Race shirt, designed by local designer
and sponsored by local businesses.
We have several work days scheduled:
- June 9 to trim the Connector Trail at Foothill Crossing
- June 23 to trim the Creekside Trail in Old Trail
- July 14, location will be determined by the beginning of the month
We are also preparing for the Independence Day celebration on June 30.
Sign up here to sell beer and show up at Crozet elementary by 4:30 that afternoon to walk in the parade.
Our monthly meeting will be at 6:30 on June 28. Come and meet the Crew!
Summer weather has struck — We need help mowing and trimming the trail between Western Ridge and Lickinghole Basin! Meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday on Lake Tree Lane, just past the intersection with Vista View Lane. We’re looking for anyone willing to push a mower or operate a string trimmer, plus people to clip and prune branches and vines along the trail. We should be done in about 2 hours.
Wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Bring water. Long pants and insect repellent are recommended. Bring your own tools or use ours.
Between April, 2018, and mid-summer, the Crozet Connector Trail will be closed at the location of construction of the Eastern Avenue extension (to the east of Summerdean Road in Westhall). A temporary detour has been developed.
1.) When heading east (away from Crozet Park) – approximately .15 miles from the park, exit the trail to the right and cross a pedestrian bridge which leads to a paved trail up the hill to the intersection of Summerdean Rd. and Jonna St. Turn left to follow Jonna St. less than a quarter mile. When you reach the grassy slope on your left — it’s across the street from a pond — follow the flags down the slope, across the small stream, and then turn right to resume the trail.
2.) When heading west (toward Crozet Park) – watch for the detour sign immediately after you pass the cleared grassy slope on your left. Follow the flags across the stream and up the grassy slope. When you get to Jonna Street, turn right and follow the sidewalk to the intersection of Summerdean Rd., where a paved path on your right leads back downhill to the trail.
Caution — the grassy slope is steep, please be careful!
We plan to install a temporary bridge over the stream, and mow the path up the slope, soon.
Construction has begun on the extension of Eastern Avenue between Westhall and Foothill Crossing. As a result, the Connector Trail is temporarily closed near Summerdean Rd. (See yellow area on map). When walking from Crozet Park, you must exit the trail at Summerdean Road. When walking toward the park from Western Ridge, the trail is closed several hundred yards before you reach the connection to Summerdean Road, and there is no detour or other trail exit in the area.
As we learn more about the extent of this project, we’ll pass it on. In the meantime, please respect the trail barricades.