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Preblast (Final)-Reesestrong 5K


This Saturday, 9.16.2017, is the Reesestrong 5K organized by our very own Phonics.  This is a great race and benefits a great cause, Childhood Cancers.  F3RVA set a goal of fielding the largest team in the 2017 event.  When a challenge is thrown down, F3RVA responds.  As of this morning, F3RVA is the largest team with 59 members.  It is still not too late to register.  Online registration ends at 1159pm tonight, but I am sure Phonics will still take your money the morning of race day.  This is a race for every level of participant.  You can run or walk or you can participate in the 5K The Hard Way (25 merkins and 25 squats every 5 minutes.)  As this is a very family friendly event, there are 2 kids runs as well.  As you can see, there is something for everybody to do at this race.  Kids races start around 830am and the 5K starts at 855am.

After the race, the plan is for everybody to Mosey to YHCs house for some good eats and coldbeer.  The menu will include: Crabs, Oysters, Shrimp, Hotdogs, Lab Rats BBQ, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Water, Gatorade and COLDBEER.  If you make a side dish that you think everybody would enjoy, feel free to bring to share.

The only thing I would definitely bring is a folding camp chairs, as I will not have enough for everybody.

YHC will also have cornhole (for TYA), Badminton (for the kids), and footballs to toss around (Swirly). YHC will also have a couple of TVs setup to watch college football. This is a great way to experience 2ndF with our F3 brothers families.  Even you are not available to run the race, plan on stopping by sometime (in between kids athletic events) during the afternoon.  YHC will have the food ready sometime around noon and then we can hang out the rest of the afternoon.

Circle Ks address

8146 Ashby Ridge Place

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

804-787-3720 cell

Reesestrong 5K website-to sign up for race (do not forget to sign up as a member of the F3RVA team)




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  1. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Huge thanks again to Circle K for hosting and coordinating this 2nd F event – looking forward to this an the 5k the hard way in support of Reese Strong..
    Let’s be the team with the most participants – F3RVA baby !

  2. I’m still coming.

    TBH, I almost forgot the BBQ until I saw the Thurman girls earlier in the week. Reminder noted.

    59 on the F3 team as of this morning!!!! Good luck catching that number, Chickahominy Middle!