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Alexandria’s Hometown Race!

Old George Himself to Fire Starting Gun…

Okay, not really. But the Parkway Classic is Alexandria’s Hometown Race, and so much more, with the Parkway route connecting two of the area’s most historic spots. The starting gun (sadly, no musket) fires right from the steps of GW’s home– the picturesque Mount Vernon Estate. From there, you’ll travel down the tree-lined namesake Parkway to another of George’s destinations–  charming Old Town, Alexandria. A taste of history included in race fee. Powdered wigs and bonnets not.

Voted a favorite spring race by RunWashington Magazine! Join Pacers Running for the 32nd annual George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Mile & 5K.

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Test Yourself on the Parkway and Kick to the Finish in Old Town!

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Multiple Race Options

Pick from two distances: a 5k or a 10 miler! As well, we provide the Sugar Shack Kids Dash so your little ones can also get involved! Click each item below for details:

5K - 8:00 AM

The Parkway Classic is a point to point race. The 5k starts at Belle Haven Marina and finishes in Old Town, Alexandria at Oronoco Bay Park. Because the race is point to point, runners will have to take advantage of one of the transportation options we offer including free shuttles. View Transportation Options here and on the Race Day page.

10 Mile - 8:00 AM

The Parkway Classic is a point to point race. The 10 Miler starts at Mt. Vernon Estates and finishes in Old Town, Alexandria at Oronoco Bay Park. Because the race is point to point, runners will have to take advantage of one of the transportation options we offer including free shuttles. View Transportation Options here and on the Race Day page.

Sugar Shack Kids Dash - 10:30 AM

There will be a limited number of Sugar Shack Dash spots so register early. Runners check in at 10:15 at the finish line. Parents are welcome to run along side their little runners (no bibs required for chaperones) in this exciting 800 meter kids dash. Each Dash runner will receive a special race bib, and then a finisher medal and Sugar Shack donut post race. View the Sugar Shack Kids Dash run course map here. And post-run join the exciting interactive festival activities hosted by our event sponsors – thanks Better State Crew!

 

This event is limited to 200 participants.

Beautiful Scenery

There's simply no comparing the perfect setting for this race. As Spring sets in, enjoy the beauty of the Parkway with river views, wildflowers, and lush greenery.

Premium Freebies: All Included!

 

Celebrate With Port City Brewing Company

Redeem a complimentary beverage ticket at Port City’s rocking Beer Garden after the race!