Brownsburg Community Association and Brownsburg Museum Events

The Brownsburg Community Association announces sponsors for first annual Run of the Mill 5K race.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Run of the Mill

5K Run/Walk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
9:00 am

Celebrate the last of the Autumn colors while supporting the causes which are dear to the Brownsburg Community Association.  Join your friends and neighbors on November 4, 2017  in “downtown” Brownsburg for the start of the First Annual “Run of the Mill” 5k road race.  Run, Walk or Jog and enjoy the morning in one of the most beautiful places in Rockbridge County.  Lots of prizes at the finish line and shuttle buses to bring you back to Brownsburg after the race.

Race Start Location: Brownsburg, Virginia near to Asbury Church and Science Academy.

Directions: Coming South or North on I-81 take Exit 200 and head west on Sterrett Rd until you arrive in Brownsburg.

Course Description: A Point to Point race in slightly hilly terrain through farmland, crossing Hays Creek on various occasions and arriving at Wade’s Mill.

Other Info:  Awards and activities will take place at the Finish.  Shuttle buses will return runners to the start of the race.

Awards: Top three male and top three female finishers will receive prizes.  The top three in all age groups will receive medals.

Proceeds: Benefit the Brownsburg Community Association and the community projects and events the BCA supports.

Entry Cost information: $20 prior to 25th October and $25 after 25th October.  All pre-registered entrants receive the iconic ‘Run of the Mill’ T-Shirt.

Make Checks to: Brownsburg Community Association, PO Box 82, Brownsburg, Va 24415

Contact:  John Siegfried 540-348-1400 or email

Website: Race forms are also available online at bca.

Results will be posted at same.

Additional Information:

Click on Entry Form located at bottom of this article and may be printed and mailed or delivered as noted above.

Pre Race Packet Pickup at Wade’s Mill on Thursday 2nd Nov and Friday 3rd November from 10-5pm.  Friends and Family members may collect bibs and race packets for other runners provided they have a copy of the entrants ID.

Parking at the Start in Brownsburg is at the Old School House or Asbury Church.  Parking at the Finish Line is in the field across from Wades Mill.

Strollers and baby joggers are welcome but must start at the back of the pack as a safety precaution for other participants.  For the safety of our participants, pets will not be permitted to participate.  Thank you for your understanding.

All Funds raised from this event go to the Brownsburg Community Association and will be used for scholarships at local schools, support for care giving in the community and other causes which promote community in Northern Rockbridge County.

Entry Form


Museum Opens for 2017 Season
‘The Brownsburg Museum will reopen on April 2 at 1:00 pm.  Admission is FREE!  The current exhibit GRAIN INTO GOLD-Milling and Distilling in the Dividing Waters is featured.  It portrays the industries that supported the agricultural communities during the 19th century in the Upper Shenandoah Valley.  This area, known as “The Bread Basket of the South” is where the rivers divide, some flowing to the Delaware Bay and some to the Potomac River.  The exhibit was curated by Nancy Sorrells, an Augusta County historian, and Ken Koons, a professor of history at VMI.  Light refreshments will be served  and a personalized, guided overview of the exhibit is offered.  Gift copies of the museum’s book, THE FIRST AND THE LAST, describing community life during the Civil War, will be available to early guests.  Concurrently, tours of the historic, water-powered Wades Mill will be available.”
The Brownsburg Museum is open Saturdays from 10:00-4:00 and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 through November.  Admission is free.  Donations are welcomed.















The Historic Lexington Foundation (HLF) will present its Founders Award to the Brownsburg  Museum at its annual meeting at nearby New Providence Church on April 8.  This annual award recognizes organizations and individual making significant contribution to the preservation of local culture and history.  In the twenty plus years of the Founder’s Award, this is only the second selection outside of Lexington municipality!  This indicates a growing recognition of the quality of the village museum.  The event includes a briefing on the history of the church, refreshments and an operating tour at Wades Mill and a visit to the museum with the opportunity to meet the exhibit curators.