Planning Your Visit for the GW Parkway Classic?
There’s so much to see, and the Parkway is just the beginning. Plan your stay in Alexandria!
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.
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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.
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.
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!
This event is limited to 300 participants. Must pre-register. No race day.
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The Old Town Boutique District is located in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Old Town Alexandria is conveniently located a mere 4 miles along the scenic Potomac River from Washington DC and Reagan National Airport. It’s also easily accessed via the metro or water taxi from Washington DC and the new National Harbor Resort.
Planning your trip to Old Town Alexandria to run the George Washington Parkway Classic? There’s so much more to see and do beyond the Parkway.
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.
10 Mile + 5K: redeem a complimentary beverage ticket at Port City’s rocking Beer Garden after the race; grab your breakfast taco from District Taco as you finish!