Director of Public Affairs
Updated: August, 23, 2016
MOUNT VERNON, VA – Grab ye olde tricorn hat and dash through history during the first- ever USATF-certified road race to enter the historic property at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! On Sunday, September 11, the George Washington Patriot Run will host thousands of runners for its 5K and 10K races beginning at 8 a.m. Organized by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee, the race will take runners up the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Return down the George Washington Memorial Parkway to trace Washington’s footsteps through the historic area at Mount Vernon. Cross the finish line with the beautiful Mansion in view! Take a finisher photo with "General Washington"! Runners will receive a post-race drink ticket.
Registration for the George Washington Patriot Run is now open. To register, please visit mountvernon.org/run. Race registration is $50 and includes admission to Mount Vernon, a race t-shirt, and finisher medal. Please note that all spectators looking to access the finish line on the grounds of Mount Vernon will be required to purchase a spectator ticket for a special discounted price of $10. This ticket provides the spectator access to the grounds and activities at Mount Vernon. A special free children’s “Fun Run” will be held near the finish line (registration required). Parents of children (11 and under) running in the “Fun Run” must purchase spectator tickets.
Free bus transportation will be provided to all runners and their guests from a designated parking location starting at 5:30 a.m. Parking will not be permitted at Mount Vernon. The last bus will depart for the start line at 7 a.m. Return transportation from Mount Vernon will be provided after the race until 2 p.m.
Proceeds from the race benefit George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Alexandria George Washington Birthday Committee. For the participants’ safety, strollers and animals are prohibited on the course. Registration fees are non-refundable. Please visit mountvernon.org/run for more details.