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5K and 10K – September 9, 2018

MOUNT VERNON, VA – Dash through history during the area’s most unique 10K/5K, presented by Lockheed Martin on September 9. The race course, certified by USA Track & Field, takes runners up and down the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway and traces Washington's footsteps through the historic grounds at Mount Vernon. Take a finisher photo with General Washington and enjoy concessions, music, and beer. There will be an awards ceremony for the top finishers, including cannons firing on the 12-Acre Field.

Finishers receive a 2018 5K or 10K George Washington medal and t-shirt, commemorating the first president who was “first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Registration is $50 until September 2. The registration fee increases to $60 on September 3.  Spectators looking to access the finish line on the estate must purchase a spectator ticket for a special discounted price of $10.

Children can join the fun and receive their own medal during the free Kids Fun Run. The free, quarter-mile race occurs on Mount Vernon’s historic grounds (registration required).

Registration fees are non-refundable. Please visit for more details.


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