Returning next month, Alexandria’s hometown destination-centric race, PNC Parkway Classic, will take place on Sunday, April 24. The race draws thousands of runners and spectators throughout the DC Metro region and beyond to experience the historic George Washington Memorial Parkway from a different vantage point during the Springtime.
The event will once again feature two distance choices for runners (10 Miler or 5K) as well as a Kids Dash that features pre-race family-friendly activities. The 10-mile course will return to start at the beautiful Mount Vernon Estate and will take runners down the tree-lined George Washington Memorial Parkway and through historic Old Town Alexandria; a unique opportunity for runners of all skill levels. This is the first time since 2019 that the race will return to its original format.
Every runner 21+ will receive a complimentary beverage from local brewery Port City Brewery. Participants will also get a shirt and commemorative race medal. New race sponsor DC-based Mighty Meals will provide a special cookie treat for all the finishers crossing the finish line. The finish festival will feature live music from area favorite The Joe Chiocca Band, Port City Brewery pop-up, and other special activities to celebrate the runners.
Born in 1984, the George Washington Parkway Classic is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC area, to beautiful views of the Potomac and the charming streets of Alexandria, the PNC Parkway Classic is a journey that celebrates the simple joys of road racing while enjoying one of our National Parks. Since its inception, the PNC Parkway Classic has raised close to one million dollars for local and regional charities and organizations, such as Boys + Girls Club of Alexandria, Alexandria Police Foundation, Rebuilding Together DC-Alexandria, and Together We Bake.
For registration information, race route details, and event day activities, visit: https://www.parkwayclassic.com.
What: 38th Annual PNC Parkway Classic
Presented by: PNC Bank N.A.
Produced by: Pacers Running (runpacers.com)
When: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Where: Mount Vernon Estate to Old Town Alexandria
Time: 8:00 AM Race Start
Cost: $85-10Miler (until March 18), $45-5K (until March 18), $20-Kid’s Dash
Website/Event Registration: https://www.parkwayclassic.com