The West Springfield Pyramid Challenge is a race that was started over a decade ago with the goal of introducing cross-country running, encouraging community involvement, and fostering school spirit among the elementary schools of the West Springfield Pyramid.
Students will run a half-mile or one-mile course, depending on their grade level. This year's event will also include a unified heat with an accessible 400-meter course for students with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Washington Irving Middle School Athletic Fields | 8100 Old Keene Mill Rd. | Springfield, VA 22152
Online Registration will close on Friday, October 21, 2022. A race this AWESOME deserves some cool swag! If you register by October 21, 2022, you will receive a race shirt. Each school will have its own color tee!
The half-mile (K-3rd) and one-mile (4th-6th) courses are cross-country style on the grounds at Washington Irving Middle School. Portions of the course include steep hills, grassy fields, asphalt, sharp turns as well as a cinder track. This year's event will also include a unified heat with an accessible 400-meter course for students with physical and cognitive disabilities, this course will take place on a cinder track and will finish on a small patch of a grassy field, which is fully accessible.
COURSE MAP (click on the course name to preview the course)
Half Mile Course (Grades - K, 1, 2, 3)
One Mile Course (Grades - 4, 5, 6)
PACKET PICK-UP REQUIREMENT
Packet pick-up will begin on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Washington Irving Middle School. Participants should pick up their race packet, which will include a bib, pins, and a shirt, at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their race.
This event will be crowded! It is STRONGLY suggested that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your race time. There will be parking at both Keene Mill Elementary and Washington Irving Middle Schools. PLEASE DO NOT PARK within the bus loop of Washington Irving Middle School.
Please note: There will be LIMITED parking available at the schools, as it does tend to fill up completely!
Restrooms will be available near the start/finish line inside Washington Irving Middle School.
Participants will NOT be allowed to wait at the finish line for family/friends. Please plan to meet at the designated post-finish area, where water will be available for all participants.
RESULTS AND AWARDS
Live Race Results can be found here. Every participant who crosses the finish line will have a race result! Two trophies will be awarded this year!
Participants Trophy - The school with the highest number of participants (percent of total school) will win this award, so get the word out!!!
Overall Team Trophy - The school with the highest amount of points based on the top 5 finishers from each race will win this award, let's get training!!!