Race facts and figures

WHAT:  The 3rd Annual Run for the Dream 8K run/walk and half-marathon, June 1-2. The 2013 USA Masters 8 km championships will take place on Saturday, June 1 as well. The field includes 5,000 runners from 48 states, Wounded Warriors and national Elite Runners. There will be 25 hand cyclists in both the 8K run/walk and half-marathon.

PACKET PICK UP/EXPO: Runners may still register for all races during the Race Expo and pick up their race packets at the Williamsburg Woodlands Conference Center, 109 Visitor Center Drive, during the Race Expo on May 31 and June 1. Packet pickup will also be available at the Start on both days. Runners are advised to be at the Start 90 minutes prior to their race if they choose to pick up their packets on race day.

RACE CHARITIES: The Run for the Dream benefits An Achievable Dream and three Wounded Warrior programs: Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, Disabled Sports USA and Paralyzed Veterans Racing.

KIDS FUN RUN: Children’s 100 meter, 400 meter and one mile races will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 at Zable Stadium. Runners may register at the Race Expo on Friday, May 31 or at Zable Stadium on Saturday, June 1 beginning at 8 a.m. Kids Fun Run participants must be age 14 or younger. Participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal.

INFORMATION: For course maps, traffic information, visit www.RunForAchievabledream.com.

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION: Free parking is available at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, I-64 exit 238. Follow signs to the Visitor Center. Shuttle buses will transport runners from the Visitor Center to the race Start. Buses will begin running at 6 a.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. on Sunday. Runners may use the Colonial Williamsburg transportation system for free rides back to the Visitor Center following the race. The bus stop is located at the corner of Duke of Gloucester and North Henry streets.

DROP-OFF AREA: Runners can be dropped off on Jamestown Road at the intersection with Ukrop Way or at the intersection known as “College Corner” with Boundary Street and Richmond Road. Runners should be dropped off no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of their race.

SPECTATORS: Spectators are invited to watch the race and to cheer on the runners. The best viewing areas are the Start on Jamestown Road, Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, and the Finish line inside Zable Stadium.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 31
Noon – 8 p.m. -- Run for the Dream Expo at the Williamsburg Woodlands Conference Center, 109 Visitor Center Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 1
8 a.m. -- 8K Run/Walk and 2013 USA Masters 8 km National Championships. Start line is in front of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Road. Finish line is at Zable Stadium.

9 a.m.-noon -- Post-Race Bash, Sunken Garden

9:30 a.m. -- Awards Ceremony for the 2013 USA Masters 8 km National Championships, Sunken Garden

10 a.m. -- Kid’s Fun Run for ages 14 and under: 100 meter dash, 400 meter sprint and one-mile run. Zable Stadium

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. -- Expo & Packet Pick-up, Williamsburg Woodlands Conference Center
 
8 p.m. -- Colonial Williamsburg presents “Salute to the Nation,” a program showcasing 250 years of ideas that have created the unique spirit and identity that is America in all its variations. The event will conclude with a fireworks display and a Military Tattoo of fifes and drums in a parade from the Palace Green to the Capitol. The event is free and open to the public. No ticket required.

Sunday, June 2

7 a.m. -- Run for the Dream Half-Marathon; starting line is in front of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Road. Finish line is at Zable Stadium.

9-1 p.m. Post-Race Bash, Sunken Garden