DC Area Race Calendar
Join us for the 3rd Annual Canaan Valley Half Marathon, 10k & 5k April 24-25, 2021, in Tucker County, West Virginia in the heart of the Potomac Highlands. This road race takes place in one of the East Coast’s most idyllic settings and is just a short drive to any outdoor activity you could want. The area is also home to two amazing and eclectic mountains full of arts and culture. So if you are looking for a new Half Marathon, 10k to run, and need a mountain vacation or just a getaway for the day or weekend we certainly are the race for you!
Registration Opens on January 5, 2021!
5K – $35 & Up
10K – $45 & Up
Half Marathon $70 & Up
Lake Accotink Park
7500 Accotink Park Rd
Springfield VA, Virginia 22150 Map
The goal of our upcoming 9th annual 5-10k is 500 Toys for our Toy Bunker at WRNMMC
We have the only “Toy” distribution “Bunker” at WRNMMC and gather new toys all year round.
The running course (trail) at Lake Accotink is varied terrain sure to challenge and be an exciting for all runners. Please let me know if you have any questions.
WHERE: Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield VA 22150
WHEN: 24 April 2021
RACE START: 10:00AM
RACE CHECK-IN OPENS ON LOCATION AT 8:00AM
Brown's Chapel Park
Brown's Chapel Road
Reston, Virginia 20194 Map
Walk/Run for charity on May 16,2021 in Rock Creek Park, DC.
Early bird pricing till April 1 – $35.00
April 2 – race day $50.00
On June 5th, you’re invited to book it for youth literacy at 826DC’s Half-Half-Half-Half-Half Marathon, an 0.826 mile experience for running enthusiasts, couch potatoes, and everyone in between. It’s an unusual virtual fundraiser from an unusual DC nonprofit!
826DC supports local students ages 6-18 with their writing skills and helps teachers inspire their students to write. The Half-Half-Half-Half-Half Marathon will help fund 826DC’s 100% free writing workshops, homework help, and publishing opportunities in classrooms across the city and in their Columbia Heights writing center, accessible through a secret door in their magic shop storefront.
This is a completely distanced, remote fundraiser and race. Anyone can join, no matter where they are!
Participants have until June 5th to raise as many donations as possible for 826DC. No minimums; you just raise what you can.
We know how tough it’s been to meet new friends during the pandemic, so we’ll have optional virtual “trainings” each week where you’ll get to meet one another, share fundraising tips, and just have a blast as you support this community.
We’ll also send you playlists, prizes, and other inspiration leading up to the big day, June 5th, when you’ll do your 0.826 mile walk/read/walk/jog/nap/dance/et cetera, whenever and wherever you feel like it.
On your mark, get set…join us!
Blandy Experimental Farm at the the State Arboretum of Virginia
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, Virginia 22620 Map
Join us for the Inaugural Moonlight on the Falls Marathon August 28-29, 2021 at beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia. Beat the summer heat and run with us under the stars and enjoy the perfect running temperatures of our cool late summer mountain nights.
This race will be a nighttime race featuring a Quarter Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon, Distance Challenge, Relay and will be an approximate 6.5 mile(Quarter Marathon) looped course beginning and ending at Pendleton Point in Blackwater Falls State Park. The race will begin at 10 pm and will go until 7 am with options to run Solo, 2 Person Relay, 4 Person Relay, and 6 Person Relay.
As with all of our races the Moonlight on the Falls Marathon is meant to be a true destination experience. We are planning on a festival-like atmosphere for Packet Pick Up and Pre Race on Saturday with live music, vendors, food, and more! In addition to our festivities, we encourage everyone to check out the endless outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as our funky little mountain towns of Davis, and Thomas.
The Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon will take place on the Blackwater Canyon and Allegheny Highlands Trails running from Thomas, WV to Mill Race Park in Parsons, WV. Please join us for this epic event in support of the Highlands Trail Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to trail development in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.
The Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon is a point-to-point race. The trail is made of pavement, dirt, and crushed stone. The race course will descend about 1400′. The 9:00 am race start is located on the rail trail below First/Front Street in Thomas, WV. The race finish is in Parsons, WV. At 8:00 am, a bus will transport runners from Parsons to the race start in Thomas.
RACE ENTRY WILL CLOSE AT 200 RUNNERS!
In coordination with the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners’ Helvetia 10k Mountain Run, we’re introducing the Black-Hel Double in 2021 (provided both races are able to happen). This is a two part racing event. First complete the Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon on Saturday. Then travel to Helvetia, WV on Sunday and finish the 10k Mountain Run. Finishers of both races receive a special hat with the Black-Hel Double logo. Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the Helvetia 10k Mountain Run. No additional purchase necessary. Register separately for each race. More information about the Helvetia 10k Mountain Run is available at https://www.wvmtr.org/races/helvetia/details/
Double Tree Hotel Arlington VA
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202 Map