After the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to postpone the Crystal City 5K Fridays Race Series, we are once again faced with a difficult decision. While we love racing with you, your safety has and always will be our top priority. Instead of postponing for later in the year amidst an already busy, and still somewhat uncertain fall season, the 2020 Crystal City 5K Fridays have been cancelled.
While we hope this series will return in 2021, with so many races being cancelled, we want you to be able to turn your entry fee into something NOW as opposed to waiting another year. As such, instead of deferrals into 2021, we are extending the following options to all registered participants:
1. Transfer your entry into another 2020 Pacers Event (see the full Pacers schedule for event info – including NEW virtual events, with more to come!)
2. Trade your registration fee for Pacers retail store credit for our online or retail shops (credits sent via email within 2 weeks of selection)
Please visit runsignup.com/Race/VA/
The deadline to make your decision is August 31st. All registrants who do not make a decision by the deadline will automatically receive Pacers retail credits.
We cannot express enough our gratitude to the thousands of runners who choose Pacers Running every year. We hope you stay healthy and well, and are finding ways to get out there and keep running.
In this together,
Race Through the Vibrant Streets of Downtown Crystal City!
Great things about running 5k Fridays:
1. Run a low key race after work on Friday
2. Meet up for happy hour after you run
3. Choose your premium!
Pick a shirt, $10 in Retail Bucks, or make a donation to the beneficiary, Phoenix Bikes. Run one race, run all four, the Premium is included for an all-4 effort!
Registered Series runners get to collect their premium on week 3 of the series
Catch you out there #ForEveryRun.
Run the Series!
With a race every Friday evening in April, you can pick any single event or multiple events to run. Choosing the full 4-race Series offers a savings of $5 on each race, $20 total value and receives a race premium gift, a custom Tee, Pacers Retail Bucks, a $5 donation to Phoenix Bikes.
By running the Series, you’ll have the opportunity to test yourself and try to improve each week!
One or all– it’s your choice! The metro area’s fittest happy hour is waiting for you every Friday night in April!
Celebrate Crystal City
All of the neighborhood comes together to celebrate the unique local character Crystal City has to offer. The Crystal City BID is instrumental in unifying all involved to pull off this great event that promotes fitness and the open spaces in the downtown area. What’s more, numerous local businesses get involved and many spectators come out to cheer on the participants–making it a real community act!