Race Weekend

Packet Pickup

  1. Saturday, Sept 25, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Potomac River Running-Ballston, located at 4238 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1235, Arlington, VA 22203 (Store coupons giveaway to anyone picking up their bibs on Saturday)
  2. – Sunday, Sept 26, 6 a.m. to 6:45 a.m., Packet pick-up will take place in the north parking lot.   Please note that we are not able to register any runner on race day.

Location: Carderock Recreation Area, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Potomac, MD 20854

Directions: Take the Capital Beltway (I-495), to the Clara Barton Parkway headed west, outside the Beltway. Take the first exit, which is for both Carderock and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Carderock Division). Turn left at the stop sign at the top of the ramp to cross the parkway. After passing under the canal, turn right and proceed to the third parking area at the end of the road. You may park at one of the other areas, wherever you can find an open space.

Start Time: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Our permit may require a wave starts to limit congestion on the towpath.

  • 20 Miler: 7:00 a.m.
  • 5 Miler: 7:20 a.m.
  • Walk (in support of the National Foundation for Suicide Prevention): 8 a.m.

The time limit for completion: 5 hours (15:00 minute per mile pace).

Runner Tracking

We are pleased to offer a runner tracking application through ChronoTrack.


You must be present in order to receive your award.  A runner can only win one award.   Awards are not guaranteed.  However, we love to give awards to runners in our races so the below awards will be our goal for this race.  We reserve the right to alter the awards policy.

5-Miler 8:05 am

Overall Male and Female

1st Place $15, 2nd Place $10, 3rd Place $5

20-Miler 10:30 am

Overall Male and Female

1st Place $150, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50

Masters  $50

Age group award in the following age groups:- 19 and under, 20 – 29, 30 -39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 and over will be

1st Place $15, 2nd Place $5, 3rd Place $5