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Run (or walk) in the new year with this virtual event

Start the new year by walking or running a virtual 5K. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)
Start the new year by walking or running a virtual 5K. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)

Is your New Years resolution to exercise more, get in shape or lose weight? You might want to check out this event.

James City County Parks and Recreation is hosting a virtual 5K starting Jan. 16.

“Complete your 3.1-mile run or walk between Saturday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 20, and submit your results online,” according to the department’s Facebook post. “Do it anywhere, anytime, with anyone—or alone!”

The event is open to the public and registration costs $15 before Jan. 2. You can sign up for the event here.

Attendees get a commemorative medal and a t-shirt. Those who walk or run virtually at a county park or trail can submit a photo online for an extra raffle entry too.

“It’s time to put 2020 in the past and HIT THE RESET!,” according to the event’s flyer.” We are racing into 2021 with positive resolutions–let’s move in a forward together!”

Hit the Reset Virtual 5K Run/Walk starts Saturday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Feb. 20.

Registration fees increases to $20 per person after Jan. 1 and then $25 if you register after Feb. 1. The deadline to register is Feb. 18 at 10 p.m.

For more information, call 757-259-4176 or 757-259-4200. You can also visit the event’s Facebook page here.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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