Monday, November 30, 2009

Gar Williams Half Marathon

At $5 to race, what a deal! Low key, we could turn it into a GRC tempo run.

I've done this race 2 out of the last 3 years and for 5 bucks, you typically end up walking away with some socks, a beer mug, and some other DC Road Runner goodies. They changed the location, it used to be down just south of Alexandria in Belle Haven, this year the race is at Carderock Recreation Area (not Park), Carderock, MD

Event Information

Gar Williams Half Marathon

This is race #1 of the Snowball Series.

Course: USATF certified course.

Registration: Online by clicking this link until noon the day before the race, or day-of-race on-location starting at 8:00 am. Note: Non-members must register in advance, as our race permit does not allow us to exchange money on National Park Service grounds.

Fees: Free for DCRRC members, $5 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.

Directions: Take the Capital Beltway (I-495), to the Cabin John 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.

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