RACE DAY TRANSPORTATION

We have several options to get you to the race start from across the region. Please review all options below to find the best one for your race day plans.

NON-BUS DROP OFF INSTRUCTIONS

METRO SERVICE

  • METRO does not open early for this event.

  • Please make alternate arrangements.

  • There are bike racks in and around the finish area.

10 MILE START: MT VERNON ESTATES

  • No cars allowed in the Mt. Vernon Circle.

  • Only buses will be allowed to enter the circle after 6:00AM.

  • The GW Parkway will shut down at or before 6:30AM.

  • There is no transportation back to the start line of the 10M from the finish line.

PROPER DROP-OFF INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please have your ride or taxi take Richmond Highway (Route 1) to Mt. Vernon Memorial Parkway.

  • Head north on Mt. Vernon Memorial Parkway towards Mt. Vernon Circle.

  • Get dropped off at post office parking lot just west of Mt. Vernon Circle.

  • Be cognizant of traffic for drop offs.This area is not manned by volunteers or police.

5K START: BELLE HAVEN

  • The 5K race starts at 8:00AM.

  • The starting line is located approximately at the intersections of Belle Haven Road and GW Parkway; near the Belle Haven Marina.

  • The GW Parkway will shut down at or before 6:30AM

  • Parking may be limited in and around the start of the 5K, so we suggest either taking the shuttles to the start line, or being dropped off by another person.

  • There is NO transportation back to the start of the 5K from the finish line.

BUS LOCATION DETAILS

ALEXANDRIA (FAIRFAX ST./MAIN LOADING) ZONE

  • The buses load at 700 N. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria.

  • Buses will stretch from Wythe to First Street along Fairfax Street.

    ALEXANDRIA GPS INSTRUCTIONS

    To finish area (for spectators):

    100 North Pendleton Street, Alexandria VA 22314

    To parking at Canal Plaza:

    99 Canal Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314

    To drop off at bus loading zone:

    700 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

ALEXANDRIA (EISENHOWER) BUS LOADING ZONE

  • The buses load on the corner of Hooffs Run Drive and Eisenhower Avenue

  • Ample parking is available for race participants at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (please follow signs to parking).

  • Parking is available ONLY in the WEST PARKING GARAGE located at 550 Elizabeth Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314

ARLINGTON BUS LOADING ZONE

  • The buses load at South Hayes Street and Army Navy Drive.

  • Parking is available at the public Pentagon lot located across from the mall.

    ARLINGTON GPS INSTRUCTIONS

    To bus loading:

    South Hayes Street & Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202
    To Pentagon parking lot:
    800 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

DC BUS LOADING ZONE

  • The buses load 1200 G Street NW at the Metro Center Station, south side in front of Macy’s.

BUS TIMELINES

We are providing transportation from Old Town, Alexandria, Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria and Pentagon City, Arlington. Please see below for important details. Timelines are precise and buses will leave without any delay.

EISENHOWER AVENUE SHUTTLES

  • The buses will pick up on the corner of Hooffs Run Drive and Eisenhower Ave

  • The first bus from Eisenhower Avenue will depart at 5:30AM

  • THE LAST BUS FROM EISENHOWER AVENUE WILL DEPART AT 7:00AM (No Exceptions)

  • We strongly suggest boarding the bus by 6:30AM to avoid a lengthy wait in line.

  • This pickup location has ample parking in the Patent and Trademark Office West Garage, located off of Elizabeth Lane. 5k and 10 mile runners welcome. You will board different buses. See signs.

ALEXANDRIA SHUTTLES AT FAIRFAX STREET (MAIN STAGING)

  • Alexandria bus transportation begins at 5:30AM

  • We suggest boarding by 6:15AM or you will encounter a wait to board.

  • 10 Mile and 5K runners will be transported from Alexandria to Mt. Vernon and Belle Haven via race-provided bus transportation.

  • The Alexandria stops are located along North Fairfax Street at Wythe Street. THE LAST BUS IN ALEXANDRIA WILL LEAVE AT 7:00AM (NO EXCEPTIONS). Late runners will not be accommodated.

ARLINGTON SHUTTLES (PENTAGON CITY)

  • We are providing complimentary shuttles for 10 Mile runners ONLY from Pentagon City.

  • Sorry 5K participants, this bus route does not drop off at the 5K start.

  • Bus transportation will begin at 5:30AM.

  • The last bus will leave at 6:30AM

DC SHUTTLES

  • Bus transportation from DC for 10 mile participants only

  • Sorry 5K participants, this bus route does not drop off at the 5K start.

  • Bus transportation will begin at 5:30AM

  • The last bus will leave at 6:30AM

PARKING

PARKING AT EISENHOWER AVENUE (ALEXANDRIA)

Ample parking at the Patent and Trade Office West Garage (550 Elizabeth Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314)

PARKING AT CANAL PLAZA (OLD TOWN, ALEXANDRIA)

Complimentary event parking is available at 99 Canal Center, courtesy of American Real Estate Partners.

OLD TOWN, ALEXANDRIA STREET PARKING

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 bus loading.

POST-RACE SHUTTLES

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 (pick up located on Fairfax Street).

These buses will run on a 10-15 minute loop. There are no post-race shuttles back to either start.

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-race complimentary bus service is for registered 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 shuttle but must be accompanied by a runner.