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On Site Packet Pickup

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Packet Pickup will be available on site the morning of the race from 6:30am to 8:45am (closing 15 minutes prior to your race time).

Our tables will be located north of the Washington Monument close to Constitution Avenue.

To ensure you are able to collect your race bag prior to the event, we strongly recommend you attend the Packet Pickup events at Pacers 14th Street and Pacers Old Town Alexandria on Friday and Saturday prior to the race. See Pre Race info for more details.

On Site Registration

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

To ensure you are able to register and collect your race bag prior to the event, we strongly recommend you attend the Packet Pickup events at Pacers 14th Street and Pacers Old Town Alexandria on Friday and Saturday before the race. See Pre Race info for more details.

 

Bag Check

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 a sectioned-off, attended area on the north side of the Washington Monument.

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 11:00 am.  Any uncollected items will be taken to Pacers 14th Street. After one week all items will be donated.

 

Getting to the Race

Directions - Car

The Start Line of the event is held on the Washington Monument grounds located at the intersection of 15th Street, NW and Constitution Ave, NW.

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

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On street parking is available on surrounding streets. Do not park on 15th Street or anywhere on the race course.

 

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

 

Directions - Public Transit

Metro may be a great way to get to the event. Please note, however, that Metro opens at 7am on Sundays– depending on where you are coming from, this may not be conducive to arriving on time.

The Start Line of the event is held on the Washington Monument grounds located at the intersection of 15th Street, NW and Constitution Ave, NW.

Take the Blue or Orange Line to either the Federal Triangle or Smithsonian stations.

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

 

Directions - Cycling/Walking

The Start Line of the event is held on the Washington Monument grounds located at the intersection of 15th Street, NW and Constitution Ave, NW.

Cycling is a great way to get there, and there are many bike facilities in the city to make it easy.

There are numerous Capital Bikeshare stations within close proximity to the event venue.

 

Bring Your Support Crew

We encourage you to bring family and/or friends to cheer you on as you take on the St. Pat’s Run 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 by the Washington Monument on 15th Street, NW. Or, there are countless other great vantage points along Independence Avenue or Ohio Drive.

Upon completing the event, stick around near the announcer tent to cheer on participants in the Costume Contest then go as a group to Shake Shack for a post race celebration.With such a festive atmosphere, it is a great event for families!

Special Instructions and Tips

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After the race, we encourage you to stop by any DC Shake Shack location to redeem the complimentary beverage ticket attached to your bib (Must be 21 for alcoholic beverage- bring ID) and sample some of their other tasty offerings. Our main post race celebration will be at their Union Station location which has the most space– it will make for an ideal place to celebrate with friends or family!

Shake Shack locations:

Union Station – 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE

F Street – 800 F Street, NW

Dupont Circle – 1216 18th Street, NW

Nationals Park – 1500 South Capitol Street, SE

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Stay for the Costumes

On course, you’ll see people dressed up in a wide range of costumes showing their festive side. After the race is over, stay to watch folks show off their creative outfits in our costume contest starting at around preceding the awards ceremony.

Head over near the announcer tent– we’ll need you to cheer everyone on and help us award prizes.

Hang around for the fun!