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Semper Fred 5K Course Map

The Semper Fred 5K boasts an exhilarating course to challenge runners in 2014.

The 3.1 mile course starts near the intersection of Route 1 (also known as Jefferson Davis Highway), and Fall Hill Avenue. The Semper Fred 5K will start outside the Fredericksburg Shopping Center located at the intersection of Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and Fall Hill Avenue.

Once runners start running south on Route 1, they will turn right at Mary Washington Boulevard onto the Mary Washington Healthcare campus. Semper Fred 5K runners continue along the boulevard as it turns left and continues up infamous Hospital Hill, where participants will tackle the noted 200-foot elevation climb to the summit on Care Way Drive.

Along Mile 2, Semper Fred participants will turn right onto Care Way Drive and continue toward the traffic circle at Hospital Drive, remaining with the traffic pattern.

Runners then make a right onto Cowan Boulevard where they will travel over the Route 95 expressway as they complete Mile 2. The Semper Fred course continues to take runners along Cowan Boulevard and under the impressive aerial display of the American flag, before turning them right onto Carl D. Silver Parkway.

Semper Fred 5K participants continue to traverse through Central Park, crossing Fall Hill Avenue where spectators are cheering along the final portion of the course to the Semper Fred 5K finish!

Training Runs
Prepare for Hospital Hill with the experts in elevation at VA Runner.  Historic Half training runs will be held on Wednesday, April 9 and Wednesday, May 7 at VA Runner's Fredericksburg, VA location (1993 Carl D Silver Pkwy).  Both sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m.  Coaches will provide information on proper running form and pace and will lead a run up Cowan Blvd, the final hill on the course.  Test out footwear, get recovery product samples and win raffle prizes.

At the VA Runner location in Woodbridge, VA (14210 Smoketown Road), training sessions will be held on April 16 at 6:00 p.m. focusing on strength and flexibility with a short run and on April 19 at 8:00 a.m. featuring a  long run.  Test gels and hydration drinks, speak with experts and get tips on how to properly fuel for training runs and event day.


Semper Fred Bib Back

The Semper Fred 5K utilizes Chronotrack Timing Systems, Inc. to record the results of runners. Each runner is provided a Disposable Timing Tag (B-tag) as part of their race materials. The B-Tag is a disposable UHF RFID tag that stays mounted on the runner’s bib. 

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