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The Great Train Race

Join us for the 29th running of the Great Train Race
The Great Train Race will return to downtown Fredericksburg, VA on May 7th 2023! This is one of the largest timed kid’s races on the east coast. Young runners get the rare opportunity to compete in a race just for them.
The race starts near the Fredericksburg Train Station and runs through historic downtown. Runners finish at the City Docks. Runners and families are invited to the Race Festival located in the commuter lot behind the Train Station for awards, music, vendors, and treats.

The race consists of 3 events for kids under 18:
The 1-mile Express for ages 6 to 17
The 1/2-mile George Dashington for ages 10 and under
The 1/4-mile Caboose Run for ages 5 and under

The Express and George Dashington will be chip timed races. The Caboose Run is a fun run and will not be timed.

Great Train Race
Event Details
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Fredericksburg Train Station (Caroline & Lafayette)