Calling all runners and walkers: Register now for the 21st Annual Clifton Caboose Twilight Run, a 5K run and a 1-mile run/walk that brings together area residents for outdoor fun while raising funds for a local cause. This year’s Caboose Run is on Saturday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
The course starts in the picturesque town of Clifton and winds its way through scenic Virginia horse country. After the race, participants can enjoy refreshments and live music at the Red Barn near Clifton’s Main Street area.
The Clifton Betterment Association (CBA) will host the family-friendly race, which typically draws 350-400 runners and walkers while raising around $6,000 in preservation funds for historic Clifton.
The use of “Caboose” in the event title is a nod to Clifton’s railroad history and small-town atmosphere. It is also the inspiration for the last-place Caboose Award, a light-hearted tribute that remains a favorite part of the post-race party. First-place CBA members in the men’s and women’s categories receive an award named for the late Jaime Netschert, a beloved Clifton resident who was a long-time supporter and participant in the Caboose Run.
This year’s Caboose Run sponsors include: Anthony Reid Tax & Accounting Services; Belle Jar Design; BYK-Gardner; Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics; Clifton Cafe; Clifton Centreville Animal Clinic; Delegate Tim Hugo; DICK’s Sporting Goods; Laurence J. Murphy, MD and Stacey H. Staats, MD; Main Street Pub; Peterson Companies; Peterson’s Ice Cream Depot; RulyScapes; and Spokes, Etc. Bicycles.
To register online, visit https://www.signmeup.com/123989 by Wednesday, May 2. Participants may also register on-site at the Red Barn on Friday, May 4 from 5 - 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 5 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.