2018 DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon

The lowest-priced half-marathon in America! Still a full 13.1 miles and full-service on quality and support!

This is race #1 of the Snowball Series.

Course: Out-and-back along C&O Canal Towpath.  USATF certified course, click here for map.

Water Stops: There will be two water stops: one at Lock 9 and one at Lock 6, these locations correspond to approximately mile 3, 5, 8, and 10 of the race. you will run by each water stop twice.

Registration: Online by clicking this link until 10 P.M. on Saturday, December 15, 2018, the day before the race, or until we reach our 500 participant cap. Note: All runners must register in advance, as our race permit does not allow us to exchange money on National Park Service grounds.

Timing and Results: Timing and results will be compiled on a real-time basis and friends and family will be able to track runners throughout the race via social media.

Click here for runner tracking.

Click here for live results.

Fees: Free for DCRRC members, $10 for non-members.

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

Location: Carderock Recreation Area (not Park), Carderock, MD. 

Raceday Timeline:

  • 7:30 Registration and Packet Pickup opens
  • 9:00 Race Start
  • 11:00 Awards
  • 12:00 Course Closes

Ammenities and extras: We will have a great breakfast spread post race, including bagels, cream cheese, nutella, PB&J, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, gatorade, bananas, and more.  

T-shirts and Medals: Come-on people, it's a $10 race... No, there are no t-shirts or medals. 

Directions: Take the Capital Beltway (I-495), to the Clara Barton Parkway headed west, outside the beltway.  Make a right on 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 on the left. Note: We normally hold races at the parking lot that is the first after you make the right, but continue onward to the end of the road.

Volunteers: As with every race, we will need many volunteers to help coordinate the race events, please click here to register if you would like to volunteer, and remember this counts as your Snowball Series volunteer requirement.

December 16th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
Non Member $ 10.00
DCRR Member $ 0.00

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour
Thu, Oct 25th, 2018, @6:30pm
2018 Costume Caper 5K Run and 1 Mile Kids’ Fun Run
Sat, Oct 27th, 2018, @8:45am
2018 Alexandria Turkey Trot
Thu, Nov 22nd, 2018, @9:00am
DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 9th, 2018, @10:00am
DCRRC Christmas/Hanukkah Track Relays
Wed, Dec 12th, 2018, @8:00am
DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 16th, 2018, @9:00am
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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.