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Alexandria’s Hometown Race!

Old George Himself to Fire Starting Gun…

Okay, not really. But the Parkway Classic is Alexandria’s Hometown Race, and so much more, with the Parkway route connecting two of the area’s most historic spots. The starting gun (sadly, no musket) fires right from the steps of GW’s home– the picturesque Mount Vernon Estate. From there, you’ll travel down the tree-lined namesake Parkway to another of George’s destinations–  charming Old Town, Alexandria. A taste of history included in race fee. Powdered wigs and bonnets not.

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Multiple Race Options

Pick from two distances: a 5k or a 10 miler! As well, we provide the Sugar Shack Kids Dash so your little ones can also get involved! Click each item below for details:

5K - 8:00 AM

The Parkway Classic is a point to point race. The 5k starts at Belle Haven Marina and finishes in Old Town, Alexandria at Oronoco Bay Park. Because the race is point to point, runners will have to take advantage of one of the transportation options we offer including free shuttles.

10 Mile - 8:00 AM

The Parkway Classic is a point to point race. The 10 Miler starts at Mt. Vernon Estates and finishes in Old Town, Alexandria at Oronoco Bay Park. Because the race is point to point, runners will have to take advantage of one of the transportation options we offer including free shuttles.

Sugar Shack Kids Dash - 10:30 AM

There will be a limited number of Sugar Shack Dash spots so register early. Runners check in at 10:15 at the finish line. Parents are welcome to run along side their little runners (no bibs required for chaperones) in this exciting 800 meter kids dash. Each Dash runner will receive a special race bib, and then a finisher medal and Sugar Shack donut post race. View the Sugar Shack Kids Dash run course map here. And post-run join the exciting interactive festival activities hosted by our event sponsors!


This event is limited to 300 participants. Must pre-register. No race day.

George Washington Parkway Classic is presented by:

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The Old Town Boutique District is located in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Old Town Alexandria is conveniently located a mere 4 miles along the scenic Potomac River from Washington DC and Reagan National Airport. It’s also easily accessed via the metro or water taxi from Washington DC and the new National Harbor Resort.

OTBD Fashion Pass now available to all Parkway Classic participants – scroll down!


Run A Race, Experience A City

Planning your trip to Old Town Alexandria to run the George Washington Parkway Classic? There’s so much more to see and do beyond the Parkway.

Visit Alexandria has put together a guide of things to see, places to stay and weekend getaway hotel discounts. Know before you go!

Beautiful Scenery

There's simply no comparing the perfect setting for this race. As Spring sets in, enjoy the beauty of the Parkway with river views, wildflowers, and lush greenery.

Celebrate With Port City Brewing Company + District Taco

10 Mile + 5K: redeem a complimentary beverage ticket at Port City’s rocking Beer Garden after the race; grab your breakfast taco from District Taco as you finish!

Spectate in style at The Hotel Indigo On Union Street in Old Town!

Serving as a spectator lounge and poster-making station on the morning of the GW Parkway Classic, the Hotel Indigo will offer specially priced Rose and Prosecco Chambongs, mini “Sunrise on the go” biscuit sandwiches and other light brunch bites.
The hotel will also provide the supplies for poster-making to cheer on runners from comfortable furniture and a music background at the Union Street entrance.

Old Town Boutique District Fashion Pass

The Old Town Boutique District (OTBD) is excited to provide a Fashion Pass to all of this
year’s GW Parkway Classic participants. The fashion pass entitles runners to 15% off one
item in any OTBD member stores and can be used from April 6-May 6, 2018.

Click here to download your style pass!

For a list of member boutiques, click here !

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