Market Days 5k & Fun Run

Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:00 AM (GMT-5) - Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 AM (GMT-5)

Event info
Sport: Running
Location: Mathews, VA, United States
Registration closes: Friday, September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (GMT-5)
Organized by: Mathews Outdoor Club
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Mathews Market Days 5k and 1m Fun Run

The Event. Starting & finishing at Historic Mathews Courthouse, the race is the opening event of the annual Market Days Festival. The 5k route offers a variety of running terrain, from sidewalks, wooded trails, oval track, grass fields and even past a graveyard. The one mile fun run is free & open for all ages - the course stays out-and-back on sidewalks past the local elementary & middle school.

The Sponsor. The Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) is the race sponsor for this year's Market Days Race. The MOC is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the use of Mathews County's plentiful & unique outdoor spaces for fun & fitness. To learn more about MOC activities and community support, visit their website at

The Course. The Market Days races - both 5k & 1m - start and finish next to the Historic Courthouse Green in the center of Mathews, Virginia. Race participants will meet at Put-In-Creek Park Pavilion and run or walk along sidewalks to the local schools and then run two loops along the wooded & grass trail behind the schools, then back along sidewalks to the finish. No roads means no traffic other than your fellow participants.

Want a sneak peak at the course? Check this
short video and ride along the course on a bike!

The Cost. The cost for the 5k race is $30; the one mile Fun Run is Free. Note: during the sign up process, there will be an option for the Fun Run participants to purchase a commemorative Market Days Race shirt for $20.

The Swag. All event participants will receive a long sleeve performance shirt with the one-of-a-kind Market Days design. Top finishers in the 5k & Fun Run will be recognized in the post-event festivities and 5k winners will receive awards.
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Participant understands that he/she is subject to the school and council rules of conduct and sportsmanship. The undersigned acknowledges that neither the Mathews Market Days Committee, Mathews Outdoor Club, nor the Mathews Co Government provide any registrant medical or hospitalization insurance whatsoever, and hereby waives any and all claims against the Mathews Market Days Committee, Mathews Outdoor Club, the Mathews Co Government, or any other person affiliated with these entities and sponsors for injuries sustained while watching or participating in this event or traveling to and from event. I also agree that photographs taken of my child or me while participating in this activity may be used for publicity.

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