Sunday, May 5, 2013
Volunteers are needed to assist at the start and finish line, water stop, to help with runners and in other areas.
Girls on the Run needs volunteers for its May 19 5k race at Bull Run Regional Park. Volunteers are needed to assist at the start and finish line, water stop, to help with runners and in other areas, according to an annoucement posted on Centreville Patch. Girls on the Run is a program for girls in the third through eighth grades that inspires them "to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." For more information, contact Heather Bowman at 703-273-3153 or email@example.com. Have news you want to share with your neighbors? Post it on Patch! While logged into Patch, visit the announcements page, click "add an annoucement," fill out all relevant fields, then click "…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Adults and kids ages 6 and up are invited to attend a night hike and search for amphibians.
Have a budding naturalist in your family? You might want to bring them to Bull Run Regional Park this weekend. Any adults or kids ages 6 and up are welcome to attend the park's "Swamp Stomp" Saturday—a night hike with naturalist Casey Pittrizzi to look for nocturnal amphibians. Bring rubber gloves and warm clothes to wear while searching for salamanders, spring peepers, woods frogs and more. Call 703-528-5406 to make a reservation. The hike starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The holiday light show is open each night from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday and holidays.
If you're looking for things to do with friends and family during the holidays, you can kick the holiday spirit in gear with a visit to Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive in Centreville, where the annual lights festival continues through Jan. 6. The Bull Run Festival of Lights features Santa's Enchanted Lights, more than 40,000 animated lights set to music that you can view from your car. Each year the event attracts about 30,000 cars. The busiest evenings are Friday through Sunday. The holiday light show is open each night from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday and holidays. Admission rates are $15 per car Monday through Thursday and $20 per car Friday through Sunday and holidays. A $3 off Bull Run …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The chairs are hanging from a tree and on a brick wall at a private residence in Centreville.
UPDATE 5 P.M. The owner of the property said he was trying to prevent theft. Click here to read more. --- UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: There are three "Nobama" chairs in the area near Bull Run Regional Park. All appear to be on various parts of a private property. One chair is situated on a brick wall. An attempt to speak with the owner was unsuccessful. --- UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: In an email to Patch, Paul Gilbert, executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, characterizes the area where the "Nobama" chair was located as being on "neighboring private property" and not on Bull Run Regional Park property. The blog that reported on the incident characterizes the photo as being taken as the person left a festival being held on park …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Atlantis Water Park hosts Dog Days, a day at the pool for local dogs.
On Saturday, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority hosted Dog Days, a dog swim, at Atlantis Water Park located in Bull Run Regional Park. Hundreds of dogs enjoyed splashing around in the water for the day.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The festival, which celebrates the 65th anniversary of Pakistan's independence, is free and open to the public.
Thousands of Pakistani families will celebrate the silver jubilee of Pakistan's independence at Bull Run Regional Park this Saturday. There is no admission or parking fee for the event, which opens at 11 a.m. and runs til 9:30 p.m. Highlights from the day include a formal program that begins at 2 p.m., a performance by a folk ensemble at 2:30 pm. and remarks by Sherry Rehman, Ambassador of Pakistan, at 4:45 p.m. Pakistan's Independence Day actually falls on Aug. 14, but because it occurs during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, the festival was scheduled for a later time. The country gained its independence from the British in 1947. There are also a number of artists slated to perform at the event. Children can enjoy pony rides, …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Event features wine and entertainment at Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center.
The 31st annual Vintage Virginia Wine Festival will take place at the Special Events Center at Bull Run Regional Park this weekend. Several dozen winemakers will be on hand to present samples of their wines. There will be plenty of entertainment to go along with the wine, including music, jugglers, a family tent with balloons for the little ones—even a ventriloquist and a stiltwalker. The festival is popular and typically attracts thousands of people from around the area. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $32 for general admission, or $30 if purchased in advance online (purchase tickets at www.vintagevirginia.com). The festival isn't the only wine-related event occurring in that area …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Virginia Happy Trails Running Club holds its 20th annual 50 mile race.
Hundreds of people from all over the United States raced on the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail Saturday, as the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club held its 20th annual 50-mile race. The annual Bull Run Run kicked off in the early morning hours at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park in Clifton and follows the dirt trails that parallel the Bull Run and Occoquan River. It has a unique Civil War theme, with runners from "the North" rivaling those on "the South." Runners had a maximum of 13 hours to complete the race. See photos from the 2011 50-mile race. The top ten overall winners were: 1. Brian Rusiecki, 33, South Deerfield, MA, finished at 6:14:32 2. Neal Gorman, 35, Charlottesville, VA 3. Jason Lantz, 30, Lancaster, PA 4. Adam Hill, 36, Orillia, …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
The New Year’s Eve race will benefit breast cancer research.
About 800 running enthusiasts and those who wanted to pitch in the fight against breast cancer joined together to close out 2011 with a New Year’s Eve 5k race at the Bull Run Regional Park. The event, which is in its sixth year, is sponsored by the Bull Run Runners. Each year the group picks a different local charity to benefit from the race. This year 75 percent of the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and 25 percent will benefit the park. “Cancer research is a really important issue and it’s something that we wanted to focus on this year,” said race organizer Michelle Newkirk, a flight attendant, of Bull Run. The research “is something that can really help a lot of people.” Jordan Moore, of Centreville, came to…