On Site Packet Pickup and Registration
Packet Pickup and Registration will be available on site the morning of the race but will close at 8:55 am, 5 minutes prior to your race time.
To ensure you are able to register and collect your race bag prior to the event, we strongly recommend you attend a packet pickup the 30 days prior to the race. See Packet Pick Up tab for details.
If you have gear you want to set aside prior to the race, we’re on it!
Use the clear bag check bag that was provided to you at Packet Pickup to stow your stuff.
We will have an attended area located in the back of Ireland’s Four Courts Pub. You can either enter through the bar or go around either side of the alley way entrance to the rear parking area.
Though we will have attendants monitoring all checked items, Pacers Running will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please bring no valuables.
The Bag Check area will shut down at 11:00 am. Any uncollected items will be taken to Pacers Clarendon. After one week all items will be donated.
Getting to the Race
- Directions - Car
The Start Line in front of Ireland’s Four Courts Pub is located in the heart of the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, VA across from the Courthouse METRO. The closest cross streets are Wilson Boulevard and North Courthouse Road.
Driving may offer some challenges as Wilson Boulevard will be closed to traffic. Please refer to the map to find the best way to bypass Wilson Boulevard from the direction you are coming from:
Parking on weekends is extremely limited! You may park on Clarendon Boulevard, and some portions of Wilson Boulevard.
Be sure to be cognizant of meter rules and “No Parking” signs. Also, if you park on Wilson Boulevard you will experience a delay if you try to leave the race area before the race officially finishes. Arlington County will ticket and tow.
- Directions - Public Transit
We strongly suggest using METRO on race day. The Start Line is across the street from the Courthouse Station on the Orange and Silver Lines.
Check METRO schedules to ensure a timely arrival on race day.
- Directions - Cycling/Walking
The Start Line of the event is near Ireland’s Four Courts Pub in Courthouse by the intersection of Wilson Blvd and North Courthouse Road.
Cycling is a great way to get there, though if you are arriving from DC or other points east of the Start Line, you will likely need to tackle a hilly route.
Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards both have bike lanes and there is nearby access to the Custis Trail.
Bike parking is available at the Courthouse Metro Station and at on-street locations throughout the area.
Courthouse has several Capital Bikeshare stations, allowing anyone to pick up a bike for point to point travel at any time. These stations make it easy to bike from other Capital Bikeshare stations throughout Arlington County, DC and Alexandria.
Bring Your Support Crew
We encourage you to bring family and/or friends to cheer you on as you take on the Four Courts Four Miler course! Handmade signs, noisemakers, and the like should be the least they can do for you.
We suggest supporters look out for you at the Start and Finish line outside of Ireland’s Four Courts Pub and then join you there to celebrate after the event.
Other points along the course could be good for spectators including in Roslyn near the Metro station.
Special Instructions and Tips
Bring ID & Money
After the race, we encourage you to visit Ireland’s Four Courts Pub to redeem the complimentary beverage ticket attached to your race bib (Must be 21 for alcoholic beverage- bring ID) and to sample some of their other tasty offerings.
Stick around for Irish dancers, live music, and the Awards Ceremony.