IRON 5k & Kids Fun Run

Edition 10

Amherst, VA, USA
23 Apr, 2023 (Sun)


1 mi, 3.1 mi

About the event

Spring into Spring with the 11th running of the IRON 5k Run/Walk.  This traditional road course is on the streets in the town of Amherst, Virginia.

2023 COURSE:
Race day HQ and course returns to our traditional location, Amherst County High School. The starting line will be on South Main Street at the entrance to the high school. 5K participants will follow an out and back course on South Main Street towards downtown Amherst and retrace their steps to a finish line located on the AHS track. The Youth 1 Mile Fun Run (not timed) is located on the Amherst County High School track and begins at the conclusion of the 5k (approximately 4pm).

Event Description:
The Iron 5K run/walk, presented by Iron Lives Inc..  This event will benefit students, families, and the greater community who are impacted by IRON Lives programming. 

Date & Time:
IRON 5k, Sunday, April 23, 2023. Start time is 3:00PM.
Youth 1 Mile, Sunday April 23, 2023. Start time is 4:00PM.

Race start and finish is located at Amherst County High School, 139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA  24521

A 3.1 mile, road course with rolling hills on the streets of the town of Amherst out and back on South Main Street.

IRON 5k: $25 ($30 after 4/1) (Packet Pickups/Race Day $35)
IRON 5k (12 & under): $15.00 ($20.00 after 4/1) (Packet Pickups/Race Day $25)

YOUTH 1 MILE Fun RUN (not timed):  $15, run on ACHS track 4:00pm

***Race entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable to another event or person***  

Lynchburg Road Runners Club Member Discount:  A $5.00 discount is available to current Lynchburg Road Runners Club members registering for the 5K. Discounts will not be given after March 1st. Participant membership must be current with LRRC membership roster found on RunSignUp. Discount will be given at checkout automatically. Refunds and discounts will not be given after completing online race registration. This discount does not apply to 5K 12 & Under pricing or our Youth Mile.

Timing services will be provided by Riverside Runners. State-of-the-art, electronic, MyLaps bib timing will be used. Please wear your number on the front of your shirt or shorts and have it visible through-out the event.
Results will be posted on and

Finisher Medals to all 5K finishers.
Top 2 Overall M&F, Top 2 Master M&F (40+ yrs.), Top 2 M&F in each age group (12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99)
Chip Time (Net Time) will be used to determine placing in all award categories.
Top TEAM (IRON Business, IRON Church, IRON School)

Team Competition:
Team registration will close on Saturday Apr. 22nd at 6:00 PM. Total number of team members is unlimited. Top 5 on each team score. Ranking will be based on cumulative time of scoring team members. An individual may only compete on one team. There are 3 team categories; IRON Business, IRON Church, and IRON School. Participants should select their team category and then select/enter their team name. 

Packet Pickup: 
Sat. April 22nd , 12:00 PM  - 3:00 PM Riverside Runners on 2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sun. April 23rd, (RACE DAY), 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Amherst Country High School (track), 139 Lancer Way, Amherst, VA  24521 

Guaranteed for those participants who pre-register, online by Monday, March 27th. A limited number of extra t-shirts are available for those who register after the March 27th deadline. They will be available on a first-come basis at packet pickup.

Strollers & Pets
Strollers are allowed for this event. Please make sure you stroller is in good working condition (ie. hand brake, tether, proper tire inflation, etc..). Pets are not allowed to participate. Please leave your dog and other pets at home.

Races offered by this event


23 Apr, 2023 (Sun) - 15:00
3.1 mi
On site

1 Mile-Kids Run Fun (5-12 yrs. old)

23 Apr, 2023 (Sun) - 16:00
1 mi
On site

IRON 5k & Kids Fun Run