Face the Forest 5K (Obstacle Course Race)

Sat August 19, 2023 Lynchburg, VA 24502 US Directions


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.poplarforest.org/event/face-the-forest-5k-2023/.


1776 Poplar Forest Parkway
Lynchburg, VA US 24502


Are you up for an adventure? Challenge yourself to beat the clock as you take on a 3.1-mile obstacle race through Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest plantation encountering obstacles (and some mud) along the way! Entry fees will support educational programming at Poplar Forest.

Corporate Team Competition & Sponsorship, Elite/Competitive Team Challenge and CHOOSE YOUR OWN START TIME!!! Please make sure all participants you wish to race with choose the same wave time. Register early as once a wave time is filled, it will disappear! (20-person limit per wave time)

Register early and save! Registration fees increase to $45 on July 30, 2023. Late registration and day-of registration fees increase to $55 beginning on Thursday, August 17th. Race Day registration will be available beginning at 6:30 AM on Saturday, August 19th.

New for 2023: Packet Pickup will be held at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (1776 Poplar Forest Parkway, Lynchburg, VA 24502) from 11 am - 2 pm and 4-7 pm on Friday, August 18th.

We highly encourage everyone, if able, to pick up your packet on Friday, August 18th at Poplar Forest. Once you have picked up your packet, there is no need to “check-in” at the registration table on the day of the race. This will alleviate the congestion and lines at the registration and packet pick-up tables. If you pick up your packet on Friday, please just meet us at the starting line 10-15 minutes before your starting wave time. 

If you are unable to pick up your packet on Friday, we will have pickup starting at 6:30 am on Saturday, August 19th. 

T-shirts will ONLY be guaranteed to those who registered before July 29th. All others will be invited to come back immediately after the race and claim their t-shirts. First come, first served.

All Corporate teams should plan to send ONE representative from each team to pick up their entire team's packet on Friday, August 18th during the times listed. We will “pre-pull” all corporate team packets to make a quick and easy pick-up.

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