Veterans Day 10K & Walk

  • Nov 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM
    • Nov
    • 9
    • 8:00 AM
  • Washington DC
  • 10K, 2.5Mi Walk $20 - $35
  • Register Now!

Course Information

10K Course

The certified 10K course is flat and fast, good for a new PR. The course follows Ohio Drive around Hains Point and up the Channel side to the turnaround, and then reverses direction, with runners going through the parking lot on the return. Water stations will be located at approximately two and four miles.

Tidal Basin Walk

After the 10K runners clear the starting line, walkers line up for their jaunt around the Tidal Basin. The scenic 2.25 mile course will pass the Jefferson & FDR Memorials while circling the Tidal Basin.

Packet Pick Up

Friday, November 7 from 11AM – 9PM

Pacers Logan Circle
1427 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Saturday, November 8 from 10AM – 6PM

Pacers Arlington
3100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Sunday, November 9 from 6:30AM – 7:55AM

West Potomac Park (near start/finish line)
Washington, DC

Your race packet includes your bib, timing chip and soft tech tee! Questions regarding Packet Pick Up? View our Event Policies.

Race Day

The race starts and finishes at West Potomac Park, on Ohio Drive, near the Polo fields. Map available here.

Bag Check

There will be a bag check area at the race site where participants may leave warm-up clothing. (Bring no valuables, please.) It will be located on the south side of the staging area (look toward the FDR Memorial from Ohio Drive).


Parking is available in lots A, B, and C on Ohio Drive located South of East Basin Drive (near the George Mason Memorial) and approximately .8 miles from the start/finish (see map here). If you choose to park in these lots, please note that you will be unable to depart prior to Park Police opening up streets at approximately 9:15am. Please be patient as other participants finish the last mile of their race.

Ohio Drive near the Polo Fields will be closed early for set up. To access lots A, B, and C you will need to enter from Ohio Drive south of East Basin Drive or from East Basin Drive ( road behind Jefferson Memorial).

There is no parking on Ohio Drive in West Potomac Park in the vicinity of the start/finish line. There is no parking along Independence Avenue at any time. Additional parking available on side streets north of Constitution Avenue NW between 18th and 23rd Streets NW and along Constitution Avenue, NW. Parking in this corridor is best for individuals needing to depart early from event. Please observe posted parking restrictions.


From NW Washington or Montgomery County:

Take a major artery south into the District and downtown Washington, D.C. Look for parking south of Pennsylvania Avenue and north of Constitution Avenue, NW, between 18th and 23rd Streets or along Constitution Avenue. Please allow plenty of time before the start to locate a parking space.

From Downtown Washington, head south on 17th, 19th, 21st or 23rd Streets, NW. Look for side street parking between Constitution Ave, NW and G Street, NW. Please allow plenty of time before the start to locate a parking space.

From Virginia (west): Take I-66 to the US 50E/Constitution Ave, NW exit. I-66 crosses the Potomac River into the District at Constitution Ave, NW. Look for side street parking north of Constitution Ave, NW between 18th and 23rd Streets, NW. Please allow plenty of time before the start to locate a parking space.

From Virginia (south): Take I-395 North, cross the Potomac River (14th Street bridge). In the District, the Washington Monument will be on your left. Make a left onto Constitution Ave, NW. Look for side street parking north of Constitution Ave, NW between 18th and 23rd Streets NW. Please allow plenty of time before the start to locate a parking space.


Metrorail Opens at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday and may not be conducive to arriving on time. Please check metro rail and bus schedules.

Please consider having a friend drop you off at Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive, SW before the 10K run, then ride Metrorail home.

The closest stop to the event site is Foggy Bottom/GWU on the Orange and Blue lines. The stop is located at 23rd & H Streets, NW.

To get to the Foggy Bottom station from the race site, go north on Ohio Drive, pass the Lincoln Memorial, and walk or jog north along 23rd Street, NW to H Street, NW.

If you ride Metrorail to the event, walk south along 23rd Street past the State Department and Lincoln Memorial. Pass on the east side of Lincoln and look south to the Potomac River. That park adjacent to the river is the race staging area.


If you live within biking distance of the race site, such as Capitol Hill, near Dupont Circle, in Adams Morgan, or Georgetown, you can reach West Potomac Park in a half hour or less. If the weekend forecast indicates dry conditions, consider bicyling to the Veterans Day 10K.

Several Capital BikeShare docks are located near the start/finish. See map here for closest locations.

West Potomac Park is on the Potomac River

West Potomac Park is located just south of the Lincoln Memorial. If using a GPS, request directions to the intersection of Independence Avenue & Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20001.

Awards and Post-Race Festivities

Food and refreshments will be provided for all participants and volunteers. Water will be provided on course near the two and four-mile marks, and at the start/finish lines. We have hot coffee/tea/hot chocolate to keep you warm pre-race!

This is a RunWashington Runner Rankings race. For details and point standings, see the RunWashington website.