Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Welcome To The Race That Only Happens ONCE Every Four Years.
The PRESIDENTIAL HALF MARATHON will Only Have 500 Slots And THE PRESIDENTIAL 5K Will Only Have 250 Slots. Each Runner Will Receive A Limited Addition Long Sleeve Presidential Technical Shirt And Custom Presidential Metal.
THIS RACE IS NOT A RALLY FOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY.
Our Goal Is To Provide Everyone A Link Where You Can Register To Vote, Host An Amazing Event For You & To Have A Good Time Running In The Nations Capital.
REGISTER TO VOTE HERE OR CHECK TO SEE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE: https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote
The Course Is An Out & Back On The Capital Crescent Towpath Starting In Georgetown & Heading Towards Fletcher’s Cove. Each Mile Will Be Marked And A Marshall Will Be At Your Turnaround For The 5K & Half Marathon.
The 5K Will Begin At 7:00AM
The Half Marathon Will Begin At 8:45AM And We Have 2.5 Hours To Clear The Towpath.
There Will Be Two Water Stations On The Course Including One At The Start / Finish Line.
Portable Restrooms Will Be Located At The Start / Finish Area And At Fletcher’s Cove.
We Will Have A FREE Bag Check At The Start / Finish Line And A Red Carpet Finish & Backdrop For Some Amazing Pictures.
Additional Medals Will Be Given To The 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Male & Female Overal, And In Age Groups. The Top Three Overall Male & Female Will Be:
1st Place - The President
2nd Place - The Vice President
3rd Place - The Speaker Of The House
You Each Will Have A Photo Opt And Will Be Presented With Your Medals To Show Off For The Next Four Years. In Addition, You Will Be Invited Back In Four Years To Run For FREE To Defend Your Title.
There Is A No Refund Policy, However, Race Insurance Can Be Purchased On Active.com When You Register.
Remember To Sign Up Early And We Look Forward To Seeing You All Run The Nation in 2020.