There are many roads to Parkway Classic
The Parkway Classic is a point to point race. Because of the unique nature of this race, it is highly recommended that you read through all of the transportation options below thoroughly to determine the best option for you. You can also view and print the Race Day Athlete Guide to have the transportation details at hand as you plan your day.
The 10 miler starts at Mount Vernon Estates and finishes in Old Town, Alexandria at Oronoco Bay Park. The 5k starts at Belle Haven Park and finishes in Old Town, Alexandria at Oronoco Bay Park. Both races start at 8:00AM.
Due to road closures and limited access to the course, runners will have to select one of the transportation options we have outlined.
The majority of runners elect to take advantage of the complimentary bus transportation to the Start Line.
We are providing shuttle transportation from:
· Alexandria / Fairfax Street
· Alexandria / Eisenhower Avenue
· Arlington / Pentagon City (10 Mile runners only) – LIMITED SPACE; MUST RSVP
· DC-G Street, NW Pick Up (10 mile runners only)- LIMITED SPACE; MUST RSVP
RSVP: To register for your preferred bus, please note in your registration form. If you are looking to change your bus pick up location please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have your bib number with you when boarding the buses. This is your identification as a registered runner.
Please note that PRE-RACE complimentary bus service is for runners only. Family, friends, and spectators will not be allowed to board any of the pre-race shuttle buses. Friends and family may board the post-race shuttles but must be accompanied by a runner. Strollers cannot be accommodated pre-race in the shuttles but can travel in the post-race shuttles.
FREE POST RACE SHUTTLES
Post-race shuttles will be available from 8:00am – 11:45am on race day to shuttle participants to King Street Metro, Pacers Alexandria, Eisenhower Avenue, and Pentagon City. The pickup will be located on Fairfax Street. These buses will run on a 10-15 minute loop. There are no post-race shuttles back to either Start Line.
DIRECTIONS - CAR (& PARKING)
Vehicular access to the start is extremely limited. If you are being dropped off at the 10 mile start, you will need to be dropped off south of the Post Office (there’s a bus turnaround approximately 800m south of the Post Office that will serve as a drop off point). You will not have access via vehicle to the Post Office OR the Circle in front of Mount Vernon Estates.
No personal vehicles may park at Mount Vernon. Any personal vehicles parked at Mount Vernon will be towed.
Limited street parking is available in and around the finish area. To avoid delay, consider parking west of Washington Street and walking the handful of blocks to the finish area.
Restricted Parking: There are absolutely no vehicles allowed north of King and South of Pendleton on Union Street or where posted on Franklin Street. Any vehicle parked in these areas will be ticketed and towed.
Alexandria/ Fairfax Street –
Free underground parking is available at Canal Center Plaza (99 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA, 22314).
Alexandria / Eisenhower Avenue –
There is ample parking at the Patent and Trade Office East Garage (600 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314) and the Hoffman Monument Lot (2430 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22314).
Arlington / Pentagon City –
Parking is available at the public Pentagon lot located across from the mall (800 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202
DIRECTIONS - CYCLING/WALKING
If you would like to arrive by bicycle, it is suggested that you ride to Old Town, plan to lock your bicycle near the Finish area, and take the Alexandria at Fairfax Street Shuttle to the Start Line. There are bike racks in and around the Finish area.
Bikes will absolutely not be allowed on the Parkway or the course, but are allowed on the adjoining bike path. It would be possible to ride to the Start Line, but your bicycle would need to be left behind.