The George Washington Classic Race

Due to the extreme cold temperatures forecast for Race Day the George Washington Classic 10-K Race (and 2-K Fun Run) has been cancelled for Sunday, February 14, 2016. Even though no precipitation is forecast, the combination of some wind and very cold temperatures may be dangerous for our runners. Although we are not able to offer refunds to our runners, we are able to offer tickets (a $50 value!) to all registered runners to the George Washington Patriot Run being held at Mount Vernon on September 16, 2016. We will provide more information on this new race (the first ever to be held on the grounds of Mount Vernon Estate) within the next several weeks.

Please contact Joseph Shumard via if you have questions or concerns.

"DC Rainmaker" 10K Race Reportclick here.

Benefiting Alexandria's Historic George Washington Birthday Celebration
and Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Alexandria Fire Department
44th Annual George Washington Classic 10-K Race (and 2-K Fun Run)!
Sunday, February 14, 2016

RACE START TIME: 8:00 AM (2-K Fun Run Starts at 8:05 AM)

RACE HEADQUARTERS: US Patent & Trademark Office, Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria. Enter the Atrium of the Madison Building from Eisenhower Avenue between Elizabeth Lane and John Carlyle Street.  Start and finish will be in front of the Madison Building on Eisenhower Ave.  If you enter the building from Dulany St. (coming from King Street Metro), go straight ahead and down the stairs.

PARKING: Free parking available in the East Garage, enter from John Carlyle Street.  (Look for the signs to direct you into the building and to our location.)

METRO: Please confirm Metro operating hours. It will take approximately 10 minutes to walk from King Street Metro Station, (unfortunately the tunnel south of the station is closed on Sundays so...) you must cross Duke Street near Diagonal Road, then go along Dulany Street and enter the Atrium of the Madison Building.  Once inside you will need to go straight ahead (south) and down the stairs to our location (look for the signs) in the Lower Atrium. 

REGISTRATION: On line registrations will be accepted until 7:45 a.m. on Race Day. Make checks payable to George Washington Classic and mail to George Washington Birthday Celebration, 809 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (make sure you allow five days for delivery), or bring your payment with you to register at Packet Pick Up or on Race Day.

COURSE: The 10K course is USATF Certified. (The 10-K race course MAP is here.)

BENEFICIARY: Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration.

COST: 10-K entry fee is $40 per runner.  Late registration (after 2/7/15) fees are $45 per runner. 2-K Fun Run fee is $10 for first runner; each additional family member is $5, to a maximum of $20 per family. Registration Fees are not refundable.

Q & A and RACE POLICIES:   Please review our Q & A and Race Policies here.

PACKET PICKUP & IN-PERSON REGISTRATION: On Saturday, February 13 from noon to 5 p.m. and on Race Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at Race Headquarters. Race Headquarters is located in the Lower Atrium of the Madison Building of the US Patent & Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Enter the Atrium from Eisenhower Avenue between Elizabeth Lane and John Carlyle Street.

PRIZES: Top three male & female finishers will receive:  $250 (1st Place), $150 (2nd Place), $75, (3rd Place).  Top two male & female finishers in these categories will receive merchandise awards:  age 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.


Thanks to Virginia Paving Company for more than thirty years of race sponsorship!

Go here for Sponsorship Information!