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  • Oct
  • 27
  • 2017

Races of Pacers

Races of Pacers

Nope, not a typo, you have seen our faces but have you been to our races? With Marine Corps Marathon in the rear view let’s see what other fun events you can add into your 2017 to keep you moving, grooving, and out #ForEveryRun.

Before we highlight the races, just a note, our Altra Trail Run was scheduled for this Sunday morning and if you have seen the weather forecast you know it going to be grim. The Altra run has been moved to next Sunday November 5 and is still at Lake Accotink, the same great plan just seven days later. If you have not registered please do, it is a donation based event allowing you to have an adventure and benefit the community too.


We have four races to get you to the New Year, and the last one of the year is actually on New Year’s Eve, how perfect is that?

Veterans Day 10K & 2 Mile Walk

Let’s take it from the top, our next official race of the season is our Veterans Day 10k & 2 Mile Walk on Sunday November 12 in DC at 8am. This race is flat and fast and the beneficiary is Team RWB. Bet you have seen Team RWB running in their red Eagle apparel all over town. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. The Veterans Day 10k is the prefect way to celebrate the great city we live in and love while honoring those who have served.


Fairfax Turkey Trot

Up next we have the Fairfax Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, which is on Thursday November 23. The race starts 9am in the heart of Old Town Fairfax and is a 5k. This race is stroller, dog, and in-law friendly not to mention the perfect way to make some space for extra stuffing! The race benefits the City of Fairfax Fireman Benevolent Fund. Plus there is a deal, actually there are two deals to get you and your crew at the races. The first deal is solid, and very group friendly. Register a group of four for the price of three. Simply register and pay for your team and follow instructions on how to register your teammates. Group rates end MONDAY, November 20 at NOON (before packet pick up) so register early. The other deal is the Fairfax Bundle, run the Turkey Trot plus the Fairfax Four Miler for a great rate. Plus pies- age group winners win individual pies from our friends at Village Sweet.


Jingle all The Way 5K & 15K

On December 10 we have a perfect way to kick off all of the fun of the holiday season at Jingle All the Way 5k and 15k. We give you bells for your shoes, you provide the rest of the holiday flair and may the best dressed runner win our costume contest. We have some treats in store this year including knit hats as the runner premium and Sugar Shack donuts for your post race fueling. Our friends at Shake Shack are also offering a deal you cannot resit when you register for their app. Shack Shack, Sugar Shack, the streets of DC closed for you and your friends to run, we will see you there.


Fairfax Four Miler

Last race of the year is Fairfax Four Miler on January 31 at 6pm. If you are already in on the Fairfax Bundle this is a steal. Run at night, get in your last miles of 2107 and celebrate with a post race pizza party and a sweet race premium of a hoodie to keep you snug and warm. Kids and dogs are welcome too and if this is your NYE celebration- win! If not get your miles in with friends pre party- win!


Our 2018 race series opens on November 1, so keep your eyes open for the best deals to score in a few short days. The Races of Pacers are where you want to be and we will see you there!


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