2016 DCRRC Bastille Day 4-Miler

Celebrate the birthday of DC Road Runners' first President with the DC Road Runners' Hugh Jascourt 4-Miler.  It is also the fourth race of the 2016 Bunion Derby Series.

Race Director: Brian Danza

Distance and course: 4 miles, certified course, out-and-back on C&O Canal Towpath, flat.  Click here for course map.

Registration and Fees:

Online advance registration through 8 PM the day before the race:

$0 for club members

$5 for non-members.

On-site, day-of-race registration:

No On-Site Registration due to NPS rules

Our races commonly reach our race permit limits prior to race day.  In this event, there will be no race day registration.  We will, however maintain a waitlist.  You should register as normal but you will instead be added to the waitlist.  When people cancel, we will send an email to the next person on the waitlist. When your turn comes, you will have 24 hours to confirm your place, after which the spot will automatically jump to the next person on the waitlist.  At 3 days (72 hours) before race time, the response time will change to 12 hours.

To confirm your registration for this race check this list.  You should receive a confirmation email but sometimes they end up in a spam folder.  This list will serve as the alternative confirmation of your registration.

If you signed up for the race and can no longer run please email races@dcroadrunners.org to inform us of your cancelation.  There will be no refund for canceling but you will open up a spot for a fellow runner.

If you would like information about our club membership and the many benefits go to our membership page.

Refund Policy:  We have a strict no refund, no transfer and no deferral policy on all of our low key races.  However, in the event we are forced to cancel this race due to weather or other unforeseen events we will make every attempt to reschedule this race on another date.  In this event, your registration would automatically carry over to the new date.  If you are unable to run this new date or we are unable to find a new date for the race we will grant you free entry into another of our low key races in which room is available.

Volunteers: We need many volunteers to help coordinate the race events.  If you would like to volunteer, please register here or email Brian Danza for more information.

Race-day Information: The Bastille Day 4-Miler will start at 7:00 pm.  The start/finish line is near the Fletcher's Boat House, 4940 Canal Rd NWWashingtonDCFrom DC/Georgetown vicinity of Key Bridge: head north on M Street, which becomes Canal Road. See Georgetown University on your right.  Hoya Saxa!  0.6 mile past Key Bridge, the road splits at a traffic signal; Foxhall Road peels off to the right, but you'll stay left and continue on Canal Road.  1.6 miles past the traffic signal, there will be an inconspicuous driveway on the left (river side) of the road; turn down this driveway.  There is some parking just after the turnoff; if this lot is full, go through the culvert under the C&O Canal to get to the large parking lot by the Boathouse.

Note: Canal Road is one-way, outbound from D.C., from 2:45 to 7:15 pm weekdays.

Click here for Google directions

Timing:  This race is timed using the Chronotrack timing system.

Awards:  Awards are not guaranteed.  We reserve the right to alter the awards policy on a race by race basis.  However, we love to give awards to runners in our races so the below awards will be our goal for this race.  Though this race is chip timed all awards will be based on gun times.  You must be present in order to receive your award.  Awards are often Starbucks cards but may sometimes be gift certificates to local stores, cash or other prizes.  A runner can only win one award.

We will award the following overall winners:

1st Place Male and Female - $25

2nd Place Male and Female - $20

3rd Place Male and Female - $15

1st Place Masters (over 40) Male and Female: $15

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

1st Place Male and Female - $10

2nd Place Male and Female - $8

3rd Place Male and Female - $5

Post Race Celebration:  After the race stick around and celebrate a great run with your fellow runners, watch the awards announcements and partake in refreshments.  Along the same vein as awards we do not guarantee food.  But again we love to provide it after our races.  Our races will generally have food and drinks at the post race celebration.  We will have Gatorade and/or water at all functions and occasionally coffee or hot chocolate as well.  Food can include bagels, cookies, fruit and even sometimes cake.  So stick around and enjoy the celebration.

Stroller and Dog Policy:  This race is held on a fairly narrow public trail.  In addition to the many race participants this trail also remains open to the public for use by walkers, runners and bicyclers.  As such, dogs and strollers are prohibited on this particular course.

Headphone Policy:  The use of headphones is strongly discouraged at all DCRR Club races.

July 14th, 2016 7:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
4940 Canal Rd NW
Fletcher's Boat House
Washington, DC 20007
United States

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DCRRC Member $ 0.00
Non Member $ 5.00

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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.