Parkway Classic Pre Race Instructions
We can't wait for you to take part in the Parkway Classic! Please take careful note of the instructions below so you are prepared for Race Day-- now just a few days away!
 

RACE QUICK FACTS
RACE DATE   
Sunday​, April 24​, 2016​
START TIME
8:00​ AM​
 
10 MILE START
Mount Vernon Estates
5K START
Belle Haven Park
RACE FINISH
Oronoco Bay Park
PACKET PICKUP

If you have not yet picked up your race packet, you'll need to visit our Alexandria location in advance of the race. There is no Packet Pickup on Race Day.
PACERS ALEXANDRIA SCHEDULE  
1301​ King Street  
Alexandria, VA 22314​
Thursday​, April 21​ From 10 AM​ - 8 PM​

Friday​, April 22​ From 10 AM​ - 8 PM​

Saturday​, April 23​ From 10 AM​ - 6 PM​

-Your race packet will include your race bib, timing chip, safety pins, tech tee or race bucks, and a clear plastic bag for bag check.

-You may pick up for other individuals or have someone pick up for you. No ID or confirmation necessary.

-We cannot hold or transfer packets.
 
TRANSPORTATION INFO

Getting to the Start Line

The Parkway Classic is a point to point race along the beautiful GW Parkway. Pacers Running provides complimentary bus transportation that departs from three locations that will take you to the Start Line. 
We highly recommend taking advantage of this option. (You may be dropped off at the Start Line but there is no parking available.)

Bus Details:

-You do not need to RSVP for a bus. If you choose to take a different mode of transportation than the complimentary shuttles, you do not need to notify us.

-Buses leave on time. Please do not be late. We can not accommodate late riders.

-Only runners with bibs will be allowed to board the buses to both of the Start Lines. Friends and family will not be allowed to ride the shuttle buses to Belle Haven or Mount Vernon Estates but they ARE welcome on post race bus shuttles (see below).

-Buses are not able to accommodate strollers. If you plan to run with a stroller, please make other arrangements to arrive at the Start Line.

ALEXANDRIA AT FAIRFAX STREET

Bus transportation begins at 5:30​ AM​. The last bus leaves at 7:00​ AM​. You should plan to arrive early to ensure you catch a bus. We suggest boarding by 6:15am​ or you will likely encounter a wait to board.

The buses load at 700​ North Fairfax Street​ in Old Town. Buses stretch from Wythe to First Streets along Fairfax Street. 10 mile and 5k runners will board different buses. Please look for signs.

To Parking at Canal Plaza:
99 ​Canal Plaza​
Alexandria​, VA​ 22314​

ALEXANDRIA AT EISENHOWER AVENUE

Bus transportation begins at 5:30am​. The last bus leaves at 7:00am​. You should plan to arrive well before then to ensure you catch a bus. We suggest boarding by 6:15am​ or you will likely encounter a wait to board.

The buses load on the corner of Hoofs Run Drive and Eisenhower Avenue. 10 mile and 5k runners will board different buses. Look for signs.

To Parking at US Patent and Trademark Office:
 551​ John Carlyle Street​
Alexandria​, VA​ 22314​

ARLINGTON AT PENTAGON CITY (FOR 10 MILE PARTICIPANTS ONLY)

Bus transportation begins at 5:30am​. The last bus leaves at 6:30am​. You should plan to arrive early to ensure you catch a bus.

The buses load at South Hayes Street and Army Navy Drive.

To Parking at Pentagon Lot:
800​ Army Navy Drive​
Arlington​, VA 22202​


Departing the Race

POST RACE BUS SHUTTLES

Complimentary post race shuttles run from 8:00am​ - 11:45am​ to Eisenhower Avenue, Pentagon City, Pacers Alexandria, and King Street METRO. Friends and family are welcome to board with a registered participant.

-There are no shuttles back to the Start Line (Belle Haven Park or Mount Vernon Estates)

 
*For all transportation info including bus and parking maps, reference our Race Info Sheet or our website.
 


BAG CHECK

Bag check is available at both Start Lines and your gear will be delivered to the Finish Festival. You must use the clear plastic bag you received at Packet Pickup. Due to security reasons, we cannot accept any backpacks or gym bags.
 
THE COURSE

10 Mile runners will start the course at Mount Vernon Estates while 5k runners will start the race at Belle Haven Park. The scenic course takes runners along the Parkway and offers generous Potomac vistas until you hit the Finish Line in Old Town, Alexandria.
 
VIEW THE COURSE MAP
Information about course cut off times as well as about runner amenities such as restrooms and aid stations is available on the Course page of our website.
In
FINISH FESTIVAL

Celebrate your accomplishment with a post run party featuring our friends at Port City Brewing Company. Redeem a complimentary beverage ticket and let loose with live music in our Finish Festival. Must be 21. Bring ID!  
SPECTATORS

Bring your support crew!

Your friends or family can cheer for you at the Finish Line and help you celebrate your accomplishment.

Let them know to find you at Oronoco Bay Park:
100​ North Pendleton Street​
Alexandria​, VA 22314​

Limited street parking is available in and around the Finish area. To avoid delay, consider parking west of Washington Street and walking the handful of blocks to the Finish area.

Restricted Parking: There are absolutely no vehicles allowed north of King and south of Pendleton Street on Union Street or where posted on Franklin Street. Any vehicle parked in these areas will be ticketed and towed.


QUESTIONS?

If you have questions, please check our website resources including our FAQ's, and Race Info Sheet. Otherwise, reach out to us via Twitter or events@runpacers.com.  

Look out for any last minute updates on our Race Updates feed or Twitter.

See you soon!
YouTube
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
G+
Pinterest
Pacers Running

© 2014-2015 Pacers Running.