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Packet Pickup Information:

When you arrive at packet pick up for the Run for Remembrance 5K, look for a special table manned by our friendly events staff and volunteers. If there is a line, it should move quickly. We use a dynamic bib assignment system which means all we need to know is your name and after confirming your registration, we will assign you a bib number on the spot. We won’t have to dig through a pile to find a pre-assigned bib. This definitely speeds things up.

You may pick up a bib or bibs for other people. No ID is required. We cannot hold complete packets but after the race there will be opportunity to pick up your unclaimed t-shirt at Pacers Clarendon.

Registration will not be available on site the morning of the race due to restrictions imposed when hosting events on National Park Service sites.

Bag/Gear Check:

Use the clear bag check bag that was provided to you at Packet Pickup to stow your stuff. We will have a sectioned-off, attended area near the Start Line. Though we will have attendants monitoring the area, Pacers Running will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please bring no valuables. The Bag Check area will shut down at 10:00 am.  Any uncollected items will be taken to Pacers Clarendon. After one week all items will be donated.

Race Photos

What better way to preserve your memories from your race experience than with quality photos capturing you in action and as you celebrate your accomplishment?

At every race, we partner with Swim Bike Run Photo to provide top-notch photo-booth and event images to you for free! Check back after the race to see your photos

Common Questions:

Are there finisher medals?
No, there is not a medal for this event (but yes – a super sharp Tee!.)

Is/Where is a water stop on the course?
Yes, at lot 18 near the turnaround

Is the race chip timed?
Yes! This event is chip timed and results will be immediately available on the web thru Athlinks.  The event will also be included in the regional RunWashington runner rankings.

Can I exchange my shirt?
Yes, you can exchange your shirt post-race for a different size at our Clarendon location (pending stock of available sizes)

Directions & Parking

West Potomac Park is located just south of the Lincoln Memorial.

Parking & Directions


Parking is available in lots A, B, and C on Ohio Drive located South of East Basin Drive (near the George Mason Memorial) and approximately .8 miles from the start/finish (see map here). If you choose to park in these lots, please note that you will be unable to depart prior to Park Police opening up streets at approximately 9:15am. Please be patient as other participants finish the last mile of their race.

Ohio Drive near the Polo Fields will be closed early for set up. To access lots A, B, and C you will need to enter from Ohio Drive south of East Basin Drive or from East Basin Drive ( road behind Jefferson Memorial).

There is no parking on Ohio Drive in West Potomac Park in the vicinity of the start/finish line. There is no parking along Independence Avenue at any time. Additional parking available on side streets north of Constitution Avenue NW between 18th and 23rd Streets NW and along Constitution Avenue, NW. Parking in this corridor is best for individuals needing to depart early from event. Please observe posted parking restrictions.


Generally, if possible, we recommend arriving by public transportation to avoid any issue with finding a place for your vehicle.


Car Directions

Please refer to the map to find the best way to arrive from your starting point.


<strong>From NW Washington or Montgomery County:</strong>

Take a major artery south into the District and downtown Washington, D.C. Look for parking south of Pennsylvania Avenue and north of Constitution Avenue, NW, between 18th and 23rd Streets or along Constitution Avenue. Please allow plenty of time before the start to locate a parking space.

<strong>From Downtown Washington:</strong>

Head south on 17th, 19th, 21st or 23rd Streets, NW. Look for side street parking between Constitution Ave, NW and G Street, NW. Please allow plenty of time before the start to locate a parking space.

<strong>From Virginia (west): </strong>

Take I-66 to the US 50E/Constitution Ave, NW exit. I-66 crosses the Potomac River into the District at Constitution Ave, NW. Look for side street parking north of Constitution Ave, NW between 18th and 23rd Streets, NW. Please allow plenty of time before the start to locate a parking space.

<strong>From Virginia (south): </strong>

Take I-395 North, cross the Potomac River (14th Street bridge). In the District, the Washington Monument will be on your left. Make a left onto Constitution Ave, NW. Look for side street parking north of Constitution Ave, NW between 18th and 23rd Streets NW. Please allow plenty of time before the start to locate a parking space.

Metro Directions

Metrorail — Please check metro rail and bus schedules for Saturday route times.

Consider having a friend drop you off at Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive, SW before the 10K run, then ride Metrorail home.

The closest stop to the event site is Foggy Bottom/GWU on the Orange and Blue lines. The stop is located at 23rd & H Streets, NW.

To get to the Foggy Bottom station from the race site, go north on Ohio Drive, pass the Lincoln Memorial, and walk or jog north along 23rd Street, NW to H Street, NW.

If you ride Metrorail to the event, walk south along 23rd Street past the State Department and Lincoln Memorial. Pass on the east side of Lincoln and look south to the Potomac River. That park adjacent to the river is the race staging area.

Metrobus Routes also serve the area. Please review the Trip Planner to select a route from your starting point.



If you live within biking distance of the race site, such as Capitol Hill, near Dupont Circle, in Adams Morgan, or Georgetown, you can reach West Potomac Park in a half hour or less. If the weekend forecast indicates dry conditions, consider bicycling to the Veterans Day 10K.

Several Capital BikeShare docks are located near the start/finish. See map here for closest locations.

West Potomac Park is on the Potomac River

West Potomac Park is located just south of the Lincoln Memorial. If using a GPS, request directions to the intersection of Independence Avenue & Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20001.


Results and Awards

While we know its not always about your final time, every participant surely wants to perform their best. Our races are timed using the latest technology to get accurate results.

We care about everyone’s results whether you are at the head of the pack, if you challenge for a ranking in your age group, or you are simply seeking your own personal record. Check back for a results link once the race has concluded.


Category Depth Award
Overall Male & Female 1st Gift
Overall Male & Female 2nd Gift
Overall Male & Female 3rd Gift
Age Group Male & Female
1-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
1,2,3 Gifts
Team Competition – 4 person team combined times 1,2,3 Gifts

Award Ceremony:

Stay for the awards ceremony – approximately 9:15-9:30 near the start-finish area.  If  you can’t stay, Overall and Age group awards will be available for pick up at Pacers Clarendon through October 31.

Refund & Transfer Policies

Race Transfer: For validity of waiver and entrant data and to keep costs at a minimum, transfers between one Pacers Running race and another, deferments to a future event, and transfers to another runner are not offered .

Refund of Entry:To keep costs at a minimum, refunds are not offered. An exception is available for transferred or deployed active military personnel.   Email [email protected] for assistance