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Jamestown High Swamp 5K scheduled for this weekend; Greensprings trail to stay open

The 17th annual run will be held on the Greensprings Interpretive Trail from 9-10:15 a.m. March 10. (Courtesy photo/James City County)
The 17th annual run will be held on the Greensprings Interpretive Trail from 9-10:15 a.m. March 10. (Courtesy photo/James City County)

Runners will be out in full force this weekend for the Jamestown High School Swamp 5K Run/Walk, but don’t worry, trails will be open to those looking for a casual stroll, too.

The 17th annual run will be held on the Greensprings Interpretive Trail from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday, according to a James City County news release.

The 5K is open to both runners and walkers. There will also be a one-mile fun run and quarter-mile fun run.

The swamp run is a Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix event and benefits the Jamestown High School Athletic Booster Club.

Despite the 5K event on the trail, it will stay open to the public during the race. About 200 runners are expected to participate, but they will be spread out over three heats, according to James City County Recreation Operations Coordinator Alex Holloway.

Those who don’t want to get caught up in the race can use the trail either before or after the event, Holloway said.

The Greensprings Interpretive Trail is located at 3751 John Tyler Highway behind Jamestown High School. According to RunSignUp, the trail is mostly flat and consists of compaced dirt, grass, asphalt and wooden bridges.

Race parking will be at Jamestown High School. Regular parking at the head of the trail will remain open to the public.

Registration ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Racers can sign up on the Jamestown High School Swamp 5K Run/Walk RunSignUp page.

The 5K is open to both runners and walkers.

Sarah Fearing
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