The Run


Annual Braswell Run

Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell II 5K Run/Walk Against Teen Violence and Youth 1 Mile
Saturday, September 21st, 2024
Courtland High School • Spotsylvania, VA

The Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell Run Against Teen Violence has been created to bring awareness to the issue of teen violence and the effects of teen violence on the victim, the families involved, the perpetrator and the community as a whole. This run honors the memory of Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell who was murdered in 2006 by a senseless act of teen violence. This event is designed to unite families and the community to take a stand against teen violence in our area. Help us to educate our young while participating in an event that is both beneficial to health, heart and mind.


Open: The top 3 overall men and women finishers receive cash prizes. First place finisher: $400, second place: $200, third place: $100

Masters (40+): Top male and female will receive a gift card valued at $75

Age Groups: The top 3 men and women in these age groups will receive an award: 14 & U, 15-19, 20-24, continuing to 65 and over. Youth Fun Run participants will receive a medal.

Germanna Race for Credits: Earn a chance to win an entire 3-credit course or up to $500 towards a 3-credit course.

School Spirit Award: The schools with the most number of “registered” participants will be awarded $1000 (1st place), $500 (2nd), and $250 (3rd). A minimum of 15 registered participants are required to qualify for an award.

Braswell Run Winners
Course map

The Course

The course is out and back and mostly flat with the start and finish on the track. The route extends onto Smith Station Road where you will run in the southbound lane starting out and the northbound lane coming back. Smith Station Road is closed to traffic during the 5K Run/Walk.

There is a water table at mile 1.8. There are no portable toilets on the course. This is a road race. Any runner leaving the road will be short cutting the course and will be disqualified. If you are not able to finish or need medical care, notify the nearest course marshal.

Take Courthouse Road (Rt 208) from Fredericksburg, after about 2 to 3 miles, turn left on Smith Station Road, school is about ½ mile on the left.

For Your Safety
Unregistered runners, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates and roller blades, and running with dogs are prohibitied. Baby joggers allowed for walkers only.

Join us for a combination event!
In addition to the 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run for kids 14 & under, there will be guest speakers to provide dialogue on issues pertaining to teen violence, raffle prizes, food, refreshments, music, prizes, and moon bounces. Visit the Activities page for more details!