Are you the type of person who runs only if being chased by a wild animal? What if there was an incentive at the end of the race? A sweet, red, fruity, full bodied incentive? Then get off the couch and get registered for the Crooked & Weedy 5K at Bluestone Vineyard. Runners, joggers, walkers, of any level--enjoy the day complete with food, live music, and of course, the great wines at Bluestone Vineyard.
Race Shirt (must be signed-up by 4/1 AND be one of the first 250 runners to be guaranteed a race T-shirt).
Wine Glass: Be one of the first 100 runners to sign up and receive a free, exclusive Crooked & Weedy wine glass! (New design this year!)
Early Bird Special ends 4/20 at 11:59p!
Day of Race Registration- $40
Race Packet Pick-up: April 22-25 | 8a-5p | Harrisonburg Radio Group (1820 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801)
A portion of the race proceeds beenfit Anicira of Harrisonburg/Rockingham
We want to share the fascinating story behind why our 5K race is named the "Crooked & Weedy."
To start, no, you will not be running on a "crooked and weedy" path! The name is rooted in Shenandoah Valley history:
Let's take a trip back to the late 1800s. The Virginia-Chesapeake Western Railroad, originally running through the Shenandoah Valley, connecting Harrisonburg to Bridgewater, Elkton, and Staunton, was used to raw materials from town to town. The railroad is now primarily used for the poultry industry in the Valley.
Locals and train guys nicknamed the rail line the "Crooked & Weedy Rail Road" because of the hilly and rural landscape through which it traveled.
A piece of the Crooked & Weedy used to run through Bluestone Vineyard, but is not longer operating. To honor its history, Bluestone Vineyard named one of their popular red wines after the infamous railroad.
So no worries, we promise the race route is not "Crooked" and "Weedy". Instead, you will be running through a piece of Shenandoah Valley History.
For more information about the "Crooked & Weedy" Railroad: Virginia Museum of Transportation
Race Title Sponsors:
Pepsi Bottling Company of Central Virginia