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Race in person or virtually with our annual 10-mile or 5k race. Cross the finish line with George Washington's mansion in view. 

Participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal.

Add to Calendar 09/10/2023 09/10/2023 America/New_York George Washington Patriot Run

Race in person or virtually with our annual 10-mile or 5k race. Cross the finish line with George Washington's mansion in view. 

Participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal.

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Race Options

In Person

8th Annual George Washington Patriot Run

The race will include a 10-Miler and a 5K on Sunday, September 10.

10-Mile race starts at 7:15 am.

5K race starts at 7:30 am.

The racecourse includes both lanes of a 5-mile stretch of the George Washington Parkway from the GW Parkway Circle to W. Boulevard Drive.

Download the 10-miler map and the 5K map.

Download the elevation profile for the 10-miler and the 5K.

Learn more on the FAQ page


Warm-up Sessions with VIDA Fitness

Before you hit the starting line, join VIDA Fitness for two warm-up sessions led by expert instructors designed to get your heart rate up, prep your muscles, and prevent injury – ensuring you’re at the top of your game! Sessions will take place near the starting line just prior to the 10-miler and 5K start times. 

Finish Festival

The Finish Festival will offer music, food and beverage concessions, and a free beer for each runner. 

Medal and T-Shirt

All participants will receive a commemorative George Washington Patriot Run technical t-shirt and a spectacular finisher medal engraved with George Washington's bust.


Awards will be presented to 1st place overall, by age division, and for the Military/First Responder categories.

Post-Race Massages by VIDA Fitness

After the race, treat yourself to rejuvenating chair massages, targeting post-run muscle knots and tension, from the therapists at Aura Spa. Please visit the VIDA Fitness tent near the finish line on race morning to schedule your massage.

Fresh Bread from Half Crown Bakehouse

Purchase bread and other treats freshly baked in a reproduction 18th-century clay oven.

Learn more

Virtual Run

In addition to the in-person 5K and 10-Miler, the George Washington Patriot Run will offer a virtual option for those who prefer to run at their own pace and schedule. 

The deadline to register for the virtual race is Monday, September 4 at midnight.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is currently planning to produce an event that looks as much as possible as it did before the pandemic, however:

There is the possibility that some restrictions on the format of the race, especially the start, may still be necessary to allow social distancing.

If requirements on the format of the start mandate the use of waves for social distancing, we may be forced to limit the size of the field to fewer than the number who have previously registered.

If this happens:

  • We will use the participant's registration date to determine eligibility.
  • Those who are not able to participate due to COVID-19 restrictions on the number of participants allowed will receive a full refund.

Based on other mass gathering restrictions in place in September, participants may be required to wear face coverings, observe social distancing, and follow additional public health guidelines as outlined by the Governor of Virginia and the CDC.

Specific guidance will be provided to participants closer to the event.

Video: Patriot Run

Watch highlights from past events.

Presenting Sponsor

Lockheed Martin

Silver Sponsor

Spirit Park at National Harbor

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