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Inaugural women-only 5K race kicks off in Reston this month

More than 150 women are set to take part in the women-only event (courtesy Jen Dryzga)

Another race is in the mix of Reston’s racing options: the Women’s Training Festival 5K.

On June 25 at 9 a.m., women will take part in the event, which is specifically designed with women in mind.

Culminating an eight-week training program, the event is open to runners of all proficiencies, although those only 12 and up can participate.

“The Women’s Training Festival is a 5K race culminating 8 weeks of hard work by 175 women who train every Monday evening from 6:30-8. At the end of the 8 weeks we run a 5K to celebrate all of their hard work, supported by coaches and volunteers. Hence, the Women’s Training Festival 5k,” Jen Dryzga, a race organizer, wrote.

The course goes over the hilly trails of Reston. The meet-up point will be at 11400 South Lakes Drive.

Although 175 of the runners are part of the training program, there are a total of 250 spots available to walkers and runners in the non-competitive race.

The race is the latest addition to the Racing in Reston series, which is organized by CORE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to a address charitable needs. Other races in the series include the 37th annual Reston Olympic Triathlon and the Reston Spring Triathlon.