Dean Ridings Memorial 5K

This is the second annual event of the Deputy Dean Ridings Memorial 5k Run/Walk. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time with the members of the local law enforcement community while raising funds for Special Olympians. We cant wait to see you!

About the Race

On October 12th, 2013 the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office will host runners from around the region in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Virginia. At the same time, SCSO will be remembering one of their own who died in the line of duty, serving the citizens of Spotsylvania County. You can contribute by participating as a runner or walker. However, if you register online you’ll be able to create your own fundraising page to ask friends and family to sponsor you with donations.

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick-up will be available at the Spotsylvania Sherriff’s Office Lobby

  • Friday, October 11th: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 12th: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

The Sheriff’s office will also be collecting canned and boxed food items at packet pickup times at the Sheriff’s Office to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Race Day Information

Date: October 12, 2013
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office – 9119 Dean Ridings Ln, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Registration Fees: Pre-registration through October 7th is $40. Race dri-fit shirts are included in the fee. Registration after October 7th, including same-day registration will be $50. No cost for Special Olympics athletes or parents/guardians of athletes needing special assistance (pre-registration is not necessary for parents/guardians) Non-registered participants will not receive a race bib or timing chip, but must still sign a waiver. All proceeds from the race will benefit Special Olympics Virginia.

Parking: Parking will be available at the County Court Complex


  • For online registration visit and click Events.
  • For a registration from download a copy of the Brochure here.

Course Maps:  To view a map of the courses, please visit the event website.

Timing services are provided by Race Timing Unlimited. Runners shall return the Winning Time Chip to Race Timing Unlimited at the completion of the race. Runners not returning their chip will be billed $10.

To learn more about the Dean Ridings Memorial 5K download a copy of the brochure or visit