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Great Train Race
May 5 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for the 30th annual Great Train Race
The Great Train Race will return to downtown Fredericksburg, VA on May 5th 2024! This is one of the largest timed kid’s races on the east coast. Young runners get the rare opportunity to compete in a race just for them.
The race starts near the Fredericksburg Train Station and runs through historic downtown. Runners finish at the City Docks. Runners and families are invited to the Race Festival located in the commuter lot behind the Train Station for awards, music, vendors, and treats.
The race consists of 3 events for kids under 18:
- The 1-mile Express for ages 6 to 17
- The 1/2-mile George Dashington for ages 10 and under
- The 1/4-mile Caboose Run for ages 5 and under
The Express and George Dashington will be chip timed races. The Caboose Run is a fun run and will not be timed.