Join Mount Vernon for the area's most unique 5K/10K! Race up the George Washington Memorial Parkway and finish in front of the Mansion.

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Add to Calendar 09/09/2018 08:00:00 12/31/1969 America/Rio_Branco George Washington Patriot Run

Join Mount Vernon for the area's most unique 5K/10K! Race up the George Washington Memorial Parkway and finish in front of the Mansion.

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May 1-September 2: $50 September 3-9: $60

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Course Information

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Sponsored by Perfecta

The USATF-certified 10K and 5K course takes runners up and down the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway and traces Washington’s footsteps through the historic area at Mount Vernon. Cross the finish line with the beautiful Mansion in view! A free Kids Fun Run will be held near the finish line at Mount Vernon (registration required).

START TIMES

Both the 5K and 10K start at 8AM. The Kids Fun Run starts at 9:45AM. The race will go on rain or shine. At the request of the U.S. Park Police, we cannot allow participants to start the race after 8:05am. Please be on time.

Time Limit

To reduce the inconvenience to area residents, the National Park Service will reopen George Washington Memorial Parkway promptly at 9:30am for vehicular traffic. Runners and walkers who have not reached the finish line by 9:30am will be kindly redirected by race officials to the nearby Mount Vernon Trail which runs along the side of the GW Memorial Parkway all the way to George Washington's Mount Vernon. Official race timing ends at 9:30am. Runners who finish the race after this time will not have their race times recorded.

RACE AMENITIES

All 10K and 5K runners will receive a t-shirt and a finisher medal. All Kids Fun Run participants will receive a kids medal.

POST-RACE FESTIVITIES

Take a finisher photo with General Washington and enjoy concessions, music, and beer. There will be an awards ceremony for the races' top finishers, including cannons firing on the 12-Acre Field.

PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be held at George Washington's Mount Vernon during the following times:

Friday, September 7: 1PM-7PM near the main gift shop
Saturday, September 8: 10AM-4PM near the main gift shop
Sunday, September 9: 5:30AM-7:45AM in the GW Parkway Circle near the start line

Registration and Spectator Information

Registration Information

The 10K and 5K race registration includes admission to Mount Vernon, a race t-shirt, and finisher medal. 

In-person registration will be available at Friday and Saturday packet pick-ups. There is NO in person registration on Race Day (Sunday).

Please note that all spectators looking to access the finish festival area on the grounds of Mount Vernon will be required to purchase an admission ticket. Discounted admission tickets are available for purchase until 5PM on Saturday, September 8. General admission tickets at full price are available at the Ford Orientation Center ticket window on race day.

Kids Fun Run

A Kids Fun Run will be held in the historic area at 9:45AM. Free registration for the Kids Fun Run may be completed here. Children 6 years or older and accompanying adults/parents of children participating in the Kids Fun Run must purchase admission tickets. Discounted admission tickets are available for purchase until 5PM on Saturday, September 8. General admission tickets at full price are available at the Ford Orientation Center ticket window on race day.

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Parking Information

Option 1: Parking & Shuttle

United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Participants and spectators may park for free at USPTO and take a shuttle to George Washington's Mount Vernon. USPTO shuttles will be staged in front of the USPTO at the corner of Eisenhower Blvd. and Hooffs Run Dr.

The shuttle times are as follows:

  • The first bus leaves USPTO for George Washington's Mount Vernon at 5:30AM.
  • The last bus leaves USPTO for George Washington's Mount Vernon at 7AM.
  • The return bus from George Washington's Mount Vernon to USPTO will run from 9:30AM - 11AM.

Option 2: shuttle only

Mount Vernon High School (MVHS)
8515 Old Mt. Vernon Road
Alexandria, VA 22309

Mount Vernon High School is a drop off ONLY location. This is a "Kiss & Ride" option, no parking will be available at this location. MVHS buses will be staged on the north side of the school complex in the parking lot next to the football field. 

The shuttle times are as follows:

  • The first bus leaves MVHS for George Washington's Mount Vernon at 6AM.
  • The last bus leaves MVHS for George Washington's Mount Vernon at 7:15AM.
  • The return shuttle from George Washington's Mount Vernon to MVHS will run from 9:30AM - 11AM.

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