The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Valley Runners

Shenandoah Valley Runners will sponsor the following races:

• Heroes on the River holiday 5k run/walk (supporting local combat veterans): 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester. Registration, information: Adam Packham, 540-336-3582 or email

• Jingle Bell 5k: 9:30 a.m., Dec. 15 at the state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce.