2015 JFK 20K & MLK 5K

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The 2015 JFK 20k & MLK 5k has moved locations! Please note: We are no longer hosting the race at the Carderock Location. Instead, we have moved the location to Fletcher's Boat House-- still running on the C&O Towpath. Details below.

The 20K will count as the fourth DC Road Runners Snowball Series race.

Distance and course: This races will feature both a 20K and a 5K on the C&O Towpath.  The 20K course will be an out-and-back from Fletchers towards 495 (away from Georgetown). The 5K course will be an out-and-back from Fletchers in the same direction as the 20k. 

Registration: Please Register online before the race. There will be no race day registrations. Online registration will close at 7:00 P.M. on January 16. Want to run both races? Then please register twice, once for each distance ... you'll have to use two different email addresses to do this.

Packet Pickup: You can get your bib on the race site where there will be volunteers. There is no pre-race day packet pick-up this year. We ask that the 20k runners do not arrive before 9:30 to allow for the 5k runners to leave and open up parking for the 20k. Please be aware of vehicles entering and exiting the park and use extra caution- especially when going under the bridge! 5K runners should fill up the upper lot, first.

Refund policy for low key races: In the event the race is canceled, pre-paid non-members will receive a credit to be applied to a future low-key race.

NPS Race Rules:  These races take place in the National Park Service's jurisdiction.  Please familiarize yourself and comply with our NPS Race Rules.

Race-day Information: Please arrive early to pick up your timing chip.  We plan to start the race on the C&O towpath just North of the bridge at Fletcher's Boat House. 
Registration table will open at 8:00 A.M.
The 5K Race will start promptly at 9:00 A.M.
The 20K Race will start around 10:00 A.M, once all 5K runners have completed the course.  20K runners are requested to arrive no earlier than 9:30. The National Park Police may be monitoring the event.
The National Park Service may require that we cancel the race in the event of bad trail conditions on race day, such as snow or ice.

Timing and Awards: This race is timed using the Chronotrack timing system. Please familiarize yourself with how the timing tags work by visiting the Chronotrack website.

Volunteers: Race director Bethany Britz needs volunteers to assist with runner check-in, course marshals and post race refreshments. Please email her if you are able to volunteer.


January 17th, 2015 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
4940 Canal Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
United States
20K DCRR Member $ 0.00
5K DCRR Member $ 0.00
20K Non Member $ 5.00
5K Non Member $ 5.00

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