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May Day!ThisWeekend’sAreaRaces

May Day!ThisWeekend’sAreaRaces

Washington DC’s local races for weekend of May 4 – 5

You have gotten through the April showers, start to enjoy the May flowers!  Support some great causes, get in some miles and bring a Balance friend to one of these local races this weekend.   We recommend you schedule some time and meet with one of the Balance trainers next week and discuss a new workout program for the spring and summer.  One of the most important ways to sustain your fitness regiment is to mix it up.  Balance trainers can provide you with a new program, fresh ideas, and fabulous results.  It is time to take advantage of it!

 

Potomac River Run

Marathon and Half Marathon

Date:  Sunday, May 5, 2019 • Washington, DC

This race — which bills itself as the “easiest marathon and half marathon in America” — is part of a group of running events that take place each year on the C&O Canal Towpath trail, which runs alongside the 184-mile-long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal that stretches all the way from the tidal basin in Washington, D.C. to the mountains of western Maryland.

If you hate hills, you’ll love this flat course and race.  It is so flat you probably won’t notice any changes in elevation the entire course.  You’ll push off at Fletchers Cove, an inlet on the river just south of the Potomac Palisades Parkway and Canal Road.   You’ll work your way all the way to 495 near Clara Barton Parkway and retrace your steps back to Fletchers Cove where you’ll finish up, get your medal, and feel great about how you started your day.

 

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – non competitive early start
  • 9:00 AM – competitive start

Fees

  • $60-$100

Course Map

Official Race Website

Registration

 

National Women’s Half Marathon

Half Marathon and 8k

Date:  Sunday, May 5, 2019 • Washington, DC

Start and finish the National Women’s Half Marathon and 8k at West Potomac Park in the heart of Washington DC.   Find your groove and pace while passing by our national monuments including Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, and Korean War Memorial.  There are a few rolling hills you’ll need to climb, but most of it is flat and scenic!

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM

Fees

  • Check Registration Site for Options

Course Map

Website

Registration

 

Race for Hope – Washington DC

5k

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 • Washington, DC

Tie up your laces and join one of the biggest fundraisers in the country, benefitting the brain tumor community and raising money for brain tumor research (National Brain Tumor Society and ABC).  The Race for Hope – DC is a 5k course in the nation’s capital, which always makes for a great run, lots of people, and scenic routes.  We’ve already raised $31 million since the race’s start.  We hope to see you at the start at Freedom Plaza!

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM

Fees

  • Check Registration Site for Options

Course Map

Website

 Registration

 

White House 10k – Running Tour

10k

Date:  Sunday, May 5, 2019 • Washington, DC

Join City Running Tours on a running tour to experience some of DC’s most iconic sites. Your guide will provide an overview of the White House, then stream down Pennsylvania Avenue to reach the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the unique buildings of the Smithsonian. Visit the stirring war memorials. Stop for photo opps at the MLK Memorial, or take one with the Washington Monument soaring above you. You won’t want to miss this must-see DC tour.

Starting Time

  • 8:30 AM

Fees

  • $45

Course Map

Website

Registration