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Celebrate your town, have fun, and go for a run! With race distances of 5k and 10k, plus a Kids Dash,  there’s a race for everyone– even the kids!

Get in early and you can save! View our Pricing Options:

Early Bird

 through Friday, 8/24

Double – $45 | 10k – $40

5k – $35 | Kids Dash – $10


through Wednesday, 9/19

Graduated Pricing-Regular

Double – $50 | 10k – $45

5k – $40 | Kids Dash – $10


through Race Day

Double – $55 | 10k – $50

5k – $45 | Kids Dash – $10

Race History

In 2009, Pacers Running partnered with Arlington County and the Clarendon Alliance to organize the Clarendon Day Run making it the official race of the Festival. After hosting over 2300 participants its first year, the race has gained a devoted crowd of runners with increased participation each year thereafter.

While the fast and fun course has remained the same since the beginning, in 2013 the choice to run the “Double” was added and it quickly became a popular option.

The  Saturday Clarendon Day Street Festival has occurred for 18 years and has grown to attract well over 30,000 visitors annually to the neighborhood. Food, music, art, and displays from local businesses add fun and character to the community celebration.  The Pacers Clarendon Day Run joins the Saturday Festival again in 2018!

Whitlow’s on Wilson has served as the post-race party headquarters since inception while Mexicali Blues and Ireland’s Four Courts have stepped in to be added stops on the celebration tour.

Race Partners

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One of the iconic establishments that makes up “Arlington’s Original Downtown” Whitlow’s on Wilson has long been a neighborhood fixture. Its casual vibe and funky charm make it a nice place to go for brunch after a run. And, every year it serves as the after party headquarters for the Clarendon Day Run.


South Block

With a mission to create “healthier” communities, one block at a time, the South Block Co. crew continues to source the freshest ingredients to bring you delicious tasting and insanely nutritious cold-pressed juices, smoothie & acai bowls.

Ireland’s Four Courts

Ireland’s Four Courts is a traditional Irish Pub with a tradition of supporting runners. The bar partners with Pacers Running year-round and is involved with several of our races, making it a go-to spot for post race festivities.

Bark Thins

Combining Fair Trade dark chocolate with real, simple, Non-GMO inclusions for a completely original take on snacking we’re helping to make the world a more delicious place. With seven (and counting) flavor combinations, there’s a flavor for everyone!!

KRAVE Jerkey

With amazingly unique and savory flavors, KRAVE Jerky is tender, wholesome and seriously satisfying… whether you’re navigating the trail, the turnpike or Tuesday afternoon. Thank you for providing sampling at the finish

PIVOT Physical Therapy

Post-operative rehabilitation, acute or chronic pain, athletic injury rehab, or work-related injury recovery. Whatever your needs may be, our approach to physical therapy services is simple: personalized care with exceptional outcomes. Thank you for providing services at the finish

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Clarendon Alliance

The Clarendon Alliance, a public-private partnership chartered by Arlington County over 25 years ago, works to “promote the health and vitality of Clarendon” and brings the community together through special neighborhood events including the Clarendon Day Street Festival.


Market Common Clarendon

Located at the intersection of Clarendon Boulevard and North Edgewood Street, Market Common Clarendon is a shopping and dining destination featuring nearly 40 top retailers and restaurants. The classy courtyard space anchoring this town center serves as the site of our Kid’s Dash.

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After the Kids Dash, Williams-Sonoma will provide a pancake breakfast on site to participants who present their bib. They will appreciate donations to No Kid Hungry, a campaign which connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

Bridges 2 Independence

Bridges to Independence (b2i) is Northern Virginia’s leading provider of services for homeless women/families and those at risk. Thank you for providing 5K/10K water stop volunteers

Back on My Feet

Back on My Feet is a national non-profit organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Thank you for providing services at the 10K Water Stop

Zico Water

ZICO believes coconut water can be the start of something good. A good choice, good hydration, maybe even part of a good life that includes a balanced diet and exercise. ZICO® Coconut Water contains 5 electrolytes: potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus, that help keep you hydrated. Coconut water is naturally gluten-free, lactose-free and dairy-free. Thank you for sampling at the Clarendon Day Run.

Have a Question?

We have you covered. Head over to our FAQ section to find detailed information on all of our policies so you can be ready for race day.

More Questions? Contact Us

Can’t (or won’t) Run? Volunteer!

Like all of our races, this is a big event and we could use some extra help to ensure a great experience for all participants. There are many ways you can pitch in– please reach out to get involved.