‘Run the George’ from Mount Vernon to Alexandria

‘Run the George’ from Mount Vernon to Alexandria

Register for 34th Annual George Washington Parkway Classic.

The 34th Annual George Washington Parkway Classic presented by Jillian Keck Hogan Group - McEnearney Associates takes place on Sunday, April 22. Alexandria’s hometown destination centric race is presented by local apparel and race management company Pacers Running and draws over 8,000 runners and spectators throughout the region and beyond.

The George Washington Parkway Classic starts at the Mount Vernon Estate and takes runners down the tree-lined namesake parkway to another of George's destinations — Old Town Alexandria. The event features two distances to choose from (10 Miler or 5K) as well as a Sugar Shack Kids Dash, and a Finish Festival with live music, Port City Brewing Company pop-up beer garden, a kids zone, a post race stretch zone provided by ProRehab, and other activities. Runners are treated to a cold brew from Port City Brewing Company and a taco from District Taco when they cross the finish line. This year, the race will have the Washington Nationals Racing President George Washington at the finish line cheering runners and celebrating at the Finish Festival.

Several Alexandria businesses and city organizations are offering a variety of activities and promotional specials for runners, spectators, family and friends to celebrate and support the race:

  • Watch in style on Union Street at Hotel Indigo. The Hotel Indigo Old Town will serve as a spectator lounge and poster-making station on the morning of the GW Parkway Classic, offering rose and prosecco Chambong "morning happy hour" specials, mini “Sunrise on the go” biscuit sandwiches with bacon egg and cheddar, as well as some other light brunch bites.

  • Visit Alexandria ‘Make It A Classic Weekend’ Travel Packages: Parkway Classic runners and guests can stay overnight and take advantage of a Parkway Classic hotel package. Visit Alexandria has more than a dozen participating hotels and 20-plus restaurants offering carbo-loading menus for Saturday night and a post-race brunch on Sunday.

  • Old Town Boutique District Fashion Pass entitles runners to 15 percent off one item in any OTBD member store and can be used from April 6-May 6, 2018.

  • AR Workshop Alexandria: Runners are encouraged to stop by AR Workshop’s booth at the Finish Festival to make a complimentary mini wood sign/race memento while supplies last.

  • Alexandria Restaurant Partners: Join ARP to refuel post-race with carbs, protein, and a beer. Runners get their first draft beer for a rock bottom special. Offer good on Sunday, April 22 only and at the following participating restaurants Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, The Majestic, Mia's Italian Kitchen, Palette 22, Virtue Feed & Grain, and Vola's Dockside Grill. Not valid with any other discount or promotion.

  • Lagers for Joggers Post Race Recovery at Union Street Public House: After the Finish Festival wraps, runners and their families can enjoy “Lager's for Jogger's’ Post Race "Recovery" specials. Doors open at 10 a.m. with specials extending all afternoon.

For registration information, race route details and event day activities, visit www.runpacers.com/race/parkway-classic/.Race starts at 8 a.m., April 22 at Mount Vernon Estate. Cost is $78-10 Miler, $48-5K, $10-Sugar Shack Kids Dash.