I am Brave Frontier 5K 2019

I am Brave Frontier 5K 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019  @  9:00 AM   •  5k


1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA    view map


Come join us on Labor Day, September 2nd for a scenic 5K run/walk like no other!  Your journey through the Frontier Culture Museum campus will provide a visual story of early immigrants and their American descendants. The 5K route winds past thatched cottages, log cabins, duck-laden ponds, and historic livestock. You'll see traditional rural buildings from England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa, and America.  


After the event join us for an awards ceremony and the Labor Day Fair at the Museum with live music, games, face painting, great food, and much more!


Disposable chip timing provided by 5Kevents.org 





This event is to help raise funds for the Meredith Furr Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. During the past three summers, Mer’s Scholarship Fund was able to send over 60 deserving kids to camp!Meredith Furr

Meredith Furr was a wonderful little girl and a member of our Frontier Culture Museum family. As many of you know, we lost Mer to cancer in 2016.  To honor Mer, the Museum has created a scholarship program in her name. Mer spent 2 of her 10 summers as a camper here at the Museum, and we know she’d be happy to help other kids enjoy the same opportunity. Every year, the Frontier Culture Museum hosts hundreds of kids for week long summer camps. Camps are fun, educational, and offer the kind of adventure kids will long remember.  Sadly, too many kids don’t experience our summer camp because their families can’t afford to send them. Every scholarship generated opens the world of the Frontier Culture Museum for a child to learn and grow.


 T Shirt

 Finisher's Medal

 Goody Bag

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks


 Kids' Activities



Course description:

Toe the line for the competitive 5K race through the Old World and early American Frontier. The Frontier 5K is a closed course, multi-surfaced race that loops through the Frontier Culture Museum’s historic exhibits and nature trails.  The scenic route winds past thatched cottages, log cabins, duck-laden ponds, and historic livestock. Disposable chip timing provided by 5Kevents.org.


Course maps:

Directions to start:

The race will start at the Dairy Barn parking lot located behind the Cochran Pavilion.  After two laps through the Museum, racers will finish at the Cochran Pavilion.


Racers should park in the main parking lot.  Overflow parking will be available by the main parking lot or across the street on Frontier Drive at Dice's.  During the race, the main driveway, Cochran Parkway, will be one way.  Racers and spectators will need to exit at Frontier Drive to ensure the safety of racers, spectators, and Museum visitors.

Awards info:

5K race category winners, male and female, will receive medals.  Each finisher will receive a participant medal.

Additional info

7:00 am:  Packet pickup and registration table opens
(race packets may also be picked up on Sunday, September 2 at the Museum Welcome Center from 9 am- 5 pm)

8:00 am:  I Am Brave Frontier 5K Race starts

9:00 am:  Labor Day Fair activities begin

9:15 am:  Awards Ceremony at the finish line

Post-Race Activities:  Join us on the Pavilion after the race awards ceremony for the Labor Day Fair at the Museum with live music, games, face painting, great food, and much more!

Early Bird Registration (ends June 17): $35 per person.  Each registrant will receive an “I Am Brave” t-shirt, participant medal, and drawstring bag.

General Registration (ends August 31): $40 per person.  Each registrant will receive an “I Am Brave” t-shirt, participant medal, and drawstring bag.

Race Day Registration: $55 per person.  Participants who register the day of the event are not guaranteed a shirt or drawstring bag, so register early!

Remote Runners: ($40 per person).  Run your race wherever you like and we'll send you all your swag.


"No Swag" Option: $25 per person

Team Registration (up to 8 people):

$30 per person (Now through June 17)

$40 per person (June 18-August 31)



Can’t attend in person? Register to do your own 5K from wherever you are!

  • $40 registration fee includes t-shirt, drawstring bag, participant medal, and keepsake bib mailed to your home.
  • Run in your neighborhood, backyard, or on a treadmill!
  • Participants do not have to submit their times, but we encourage you to tell us about your experience on Twitter and Instagram using #frontier5k.
  • Get your family and friends involved to make it your own event in honor of Meredith.

Packet pickup:

Pre-race packet pick up will occur in the Visitor Center on September 2nd from 9 AM to 5 PM.


• General Registration

$45.00    Expires 8/31/2019 11:59 PM

• REMOTE RUNNER - Includes T-Shirt/Bib/Finishers Medal

$40.00    Expires 9/1/2019 11:59 PM

• NO SWAG OPTION - (No Shirt)

$25.00    Expires 8/31/2019 11:59 PM

• Family Pack (Up to 8 people)

$40.00    Expires 8/31/2019 11:59 PM









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