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The C & O Half Marathon / 5K

COMPETE IN ONE OF THE LAST HALF MARATHONS OF THE YEAR ON THE SCENIC TOWPATH IN GEORGETOWN 

Event details and schedule

 

The 5K will begin at 7:30am and The Half Marathon will begin at 8:45am.  The capacity for the race is 700 runners.

The course is an out and back on the scenic C&O Canal Towpath.  Each mile will be marked on the trail. 

BIB PICK UP - There will be no earlier bib pickup. We will have race day bib pick up on 11/9/19 at 6:30am FOR THE 5K & 7:45 FOR THE 12K

PARKING - There is plent of parking on Water Street and also parking garages.  Bring quarters for parking or download the ParkMobile App.

We will have a bag check and water stations on the course for the Half Marathon participants.

Cancellations & Refund Policy

Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, and you cannot transfer your bib to someone else or to another event. You can defer your registration for 1 calendar year. You must contact us at least 1 month before the event date to be able to defer. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Event details and schedule

THE 5K RACE WILL BEGIN AT 7:30AM.  BIB PICK UP WILL BE AT 3700 WATER STREET, NW WASHINGTON DC STARTING AT 6:30AM.

THE HALF MARATHON RACE WILL BEGINE AT 8:45AM.  BIB PICK UP WILL BE AT 3700 WATER STREET, WASHINGTON DC STARTING AT 7:45AM


PARKING - THERE IS AMPLE PARKING AT 3700 WATER ST., THERE IS ALSO PARKING GARAGES ON WATER ST.

 
5K ROUTE - RUNNERS WILL FOLLOW THE TOWPATH OUT TO THE 1.55 MILE MARKER WHICH WILL BE PAINTED ON THE GROUND AND TURN AROUND TO FINISH THE RACE WHERE YOU BEGAN.


HALF MARATHON ROUTE - RUNNERS WILL FOLLOW THE TOWPATH OUT PASS THE WATER STATION AND TURNAROUND AT THE 6.55 MILE MARKER WHICH WILL BE LABELLED ON THE GROUND.

EACH MILE WILL BE LABELLED ON THE GROUND AND WE WILL HAVE A MARSHALL AT THE 6.55 MILE TURN AROUND.  


WE WILL BE HANDING OUT T-SHIRTS RIGHT AFTER THE RACE.
BAG CHECK WILL BE LOCATED IN A TENT BEHIND THE T-SHIRTS AND REFRESHMENT TABLES.

RESTROOMS WILL ONLY BE AT THE START/FINISH LINE.

THERE WILL BE 1ST, 2ND & 3RD PLACE MALE / FEMALE PRIZES FOR BOTH THE 5K & Half Marathon 

RACE RESULTS - WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE WWW.DCRUNNINGCLUB.COM ONE HOUR AFTER THE HALF IS COMPLETE.  PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE TIMER FOR YOUR TIME AS HE/SHE WILL BE FOCUSED ON CAPTURING EVERYONES TIME.

HAPPY HOLIDAY'S AND HAPPY RUNNING

DCRC

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