2014 Age Handicapped 4 Miler

Course: Double out-and-back between the 9 and 11 mile markers on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, start and finish at Carderock Recreation Area, Maryland.

Fees: Free to club members, $5 for non-club-members.  Online pre-registration by noon. Tuesday, July 3 is required, as we are unable to transact on-site registration at National Park Service venues. No refunds.

NPS Race Rules:  This race takes place in the National Park Service's jurisdiction.  Please familiarize yourself and comply with our NPS Race Rules.

Special instructions: This race uses an unusual age-handicapped format, in which older runners start early and younger runners start late.  There are approximately 20 separate start times, which are based on age-group records for men and women.  Winners of the race have ranged from teens to 50-somethings, both men and women.  All runners receive prizes since all participants are encouraged to contribute unique used items to the prize pool.  Past prizes have included 1970s baseball cards, a Simpsons dart board, a New Guinean sheath.  More conventional prizes also are awarded, including cherry, apple, and blueberry pies in commemoration of the nation's birthday. 

Volunteers:  Yes, please volunteer!  We always need volunteers, including friends and family who accompany runners to the race.  Volunteering to serve during the race (thereby not competing) fulfills the requirement for getting a Bunion Derby award. To volunteer, contact race director Lauren Bullis.

Location address: Carderock Recreation Area, Maryland.  No street address available since it’s in a National Park.  To access Google directions, click here or use the following address:  Carderock Recreation Area, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Potomac, Maryland 20854.  "Race Headquarters" is located at the first parking area after you go through the culvert and then turn right.

Directions: Capitol Beltway (I-495), Exit 41 (Clara Barton Parkway).  Follow signs that say: Maryland and/or Carderock/Glen Echo.  Drive about a mile and exit Right at the Carderock sign.  Follow additional signs to the parking lots.

July 4th, 2014 8:00 AM   through   10:00 AM
MD
United States
Price
DCRRC Member $ 0.00
Non Member $ 5.00

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