Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Location: Clarendon, Arlington, VA
Start Time: 8:20am - 5K; 9:00am - 10K; 9:30am - Kidís Dash
Distance: 10K, 5K and Kids Dash

What better way to celebrate Clarendon than a run down itís most storied boulevard? Join us for the fourth annual Clarendon Day 10K/5K & Kidís Dash, the official kick off to the popular Clarendon Day Festival presented by the Clarendon Alliance.

Easily one of the areaís fastest courses, this course takes runners along a foot tour of the eclectic neighborhoods along the orange line.

Top off the race with a post-race party at Clarendonís hometown watering hole, Whitlowís on Wilson, and other great restaurants, pubs, and vendors.

For information on the Clarendon Day Festival, visit clarendonday.org below:

Online registration is now open.

Run the Double!

Last year we had more than a handful of crazy runners run both the 10K & 5K events. This year we hope more of you attempt to run both races. See our registration page for details on how the double run works and how to register.

Post-Race Crawl

A morning of running requires a toast (or three) of your accomplishment!
Join Pacers at Clarendon's hometown watering hole, Whitlow's on Wilson, after the race for our post-race party and awards presentation then crawl on to Four Courts and/or Mexicali Blues for some additional liquid refreshments.

Bring ID; see bib for details.

Kidís Dash at Market Common

Weíll have our popular Kidís Dash at Market Common this year starting at at 9:30am. The dash is approximately 100 meters.

Online registration is now open

Fees:

  • $50 10K
  • $40 5K
  • $10 Kidís Dash (approximately 100 meters)

Please register early. Fees include race, premium, METRO card*, and post-race party.

*Why a METRO card, Pacers? This is a point-to-point race with runners starting in Clarendon and ending up in Rosslyn. Instead of fossil fuel burning buses, or forcing our tired runners to walk up the massive Wilson Boulevard hill back to the start (donít worry- you run down it), we provide runners with a METRO card to use to transport yourself back up to the start (two metro stops) or wherever a $1.60 card will take you.

Run the Double!

Last year we had more than a handful of crazy runners run both the 10K & 5K events. This year we hope more of you attempt to run both races. How it works:

  • Simply register for the "5K & 10K" category
  • Pick up your bib and swag as normal.
  • Be to the line in time for the 8:20am start of the 5K.
  • Run as fast as you can, finish, run back up Wilson Boulevard to the start line (approximately 1.4 miles), catch your breath, turn around, wait for the 9:00am 10K gun, run back down Wilson Boulevard and complete the 10K course.
  • Use your METRO card to head back to Whitlow?s. Or if you are so inclined, walk up the hill.

The Prize?

You receive points for both races in the Pacers Race Series. And if you find the race director at the post-race party . . . well, sheís been known to hand out extra beer tickets to overachievers.

Elite Athletes

Please contact our Elite Athlete Coordinator, Gail Huges, NO LATER THAN September 16 if you wish to apply for elite status. There will be no onsite elite entries available on race day or during packet pick up.

Fastest Downhill in Metro DC!

This fast course starts in the heart of Clarendon, goes out towards Memorial Bridge onto Route 110, and then returns to finish in Rosslyn.

Course Records:

10K
30:24, Matt Debole (2010)
36:42, Lisa Baumert (2009)

5K
14:43, Steve Hallinan (2009)
16:54, Katie Reed (2009)

Kids Dash

The Kidís Dash is approximately 100 meters.

Elite Athletes

Please contact our Elite Athlete Coordinator, Gail Huges, NO LATER THAN September 16 if you wish to apply for elite status. There will be no onsite elite entries available on race day or during packet pick up.

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up & Registration (all events)

  • Friday, September 28 from 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Pacers Arlington (Clarendon)
    3100 Clarendon Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22201 a
    Across from the Clarendon METRO

On-Site Packet Pick Up & Late Registration*

  • Race Morning - 10K/5K
  • 7:00am - 8:00am for the 5K
  • 7:00am - 8:45am for the 10K

*Race day packet pick up and late registration is located at the corner of North Highland Street and Wilson Boulevard (across from Clarendon METRO stop).

On-Site Packet Pick Up & Late Registration**

  • Race Morning - Kidís Dash from 9:00am - 9:30am for the Kidís Dash

**Packet pick up and late registration for the Kidís Dash will be located at the dash start area at Market Common. Market Common is located off of Clarendon Boulevard at Fillmore Street (near the Apple store).

For questions related to race packet pick up (e.g. can I pick up for a friend?), click the button below

Start/Finish Locations

The start for both the 10K and 5K is located directly in front of Whitlowís on Wilson Bar & Grill (2854 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201)

The finish for both the 10K & 5K is located at North Kent Street at Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn

The start/finish for the kidís dash is located at the Market Common Shopping Center across from the Apple Store (2700 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA, 22201).

Bag Check

There will be a bag check available next to registration. It will be open from 7:00am until 10:30am. Any items not claimed will be transferred to Pacers Arlington. Items left over two weeks will be discarded or given to charity. Leave at your own risk.

Bags will NOT be automatically transported to the Finish line area. You will need to make your own arrangements to get your bags down to the finish line if you are not returning to the Clarendon area.

Timing

This event utilizes Chronotrack timing. No tag = no time. Timing tags are affixed to the back of your bib. Do not tear, mutilate, or otherwise remove your timing tag.

Directions & Transportation

METRO

The start of the race is located approximately one block away from the Clarendon METRO station (orange line). The finish is located one block from the Rosslyn METRO station (orange and blue lines).


Parking

Parking in and around Clarendon can be challenging. Fee garages are available with the most easily accessible the lot at Market Common with entrances at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard and 1201 North Fillmore Street. On street parking is available at meters along Clarendon Boulevard between Fillmore and the Rosslyn neighborhood.

Do not park on Wilson between Washington Boulevard and N. Lynn Street. You will be towed.

Post Race Transportation

Complimentary METRO cards will be affixed to your bib. Please follow the signs back to the Rosslyn METRO; exit at Clarendon station.

Road Closures

Clarendon Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard between Washington and Highland will be closed by 5:00am. Wilson Boulevard between Highland and N. Lynn Street will be closed from 8:00am - 9:30am. Route 110 southbound will be closed from 8:00am - 10:30am. The circle drive at Market Common will be closed between 9:15am-9:45am for the kidís dash.

Post-Race Crawl

A morning of running requires a toast (or three) of your accomplishment!
Join Pacers at Clarendon's hometown watering hole, Whitlow's on Wilson, after the race for our post-race party and awards presentation then crawl on to Four Courts and/or Mexicali Blues for some additional liquid refreshments.

Bring ID; see bib for details.

Awards

Top three overall M/F (no duplicates)

First Place: $100
Second Place: $75
Third Place: $50

Merchandise prizes to the top three M/F in the following age groups: 0-5,6-10, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

Overall places are based on gun time; age group awards are based on net time.

Elite Athletes

Please contact our Elite Athlete Coordinator, Gail Huges, NO LATER THAN September 16 if you wish to apply for elite status. There will be no onsite elite entries available on race day or during packet pick up.

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