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Crystal City 5k Fridays
April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016$25
Your favorite spring evening race series, the Crystal City 5K Fridays, is back! Join the Crystal City BID and Pacers Running every Friday in April at 6:30PM for one of the most popular and fun 5k races in the metro area!
Fridays in April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Be brave and run all five – competing each week to beat your previous time and start your weekends off with a fit start!
Register for a single event or register for all five and receive a free tech tee.
Early bird pricing through Thursday, March 31st:
$20- Single event $75- Series (save $25 for all 5 events)
Regular pricing from Friday, April 1 st through race day for each event. The series all-five package can be purchased through the second races of the series.
$25- Single event $75- Series (save $50 for all 5 events)
There will be on-site race day registration.
Happy Hour Done Right
Runners will receive post-race party drink tickets attached to the race bib that can be used at various Crystal City establishments to include Tortoise & Hare, Crystal City Sports Pub, and Freddie’s Beach Bar. In addition, these establishments will offer specials which we will announce each week at the race.
Shoe Lab is Back!
Our popular shoe test runs are back and we are bringing more brands to the Lab. Each week we will have different shoes for you to test with the brand line-up being finalized right now – Check out the Brand-Date calendar below including these exciting brands and more!
4/1 – Adidas and Mizuno
4/8 – Nike and Saucony
4/15 – Newton and New Balance
4/22 – Hoka One One and Mizuno
4/29 – Asics and New Balance
First come first serve. Come early to pick your test pair. Shoe Lab opens at 5:30 PM near the start/finish line.
Packet Pickup Details:
Pick up your bib at Pacers Old Town Alexandria (just minutes from Crystal City) anytime during normal business hours beginning Saturday March 26 through April 28th . Miss the heavy pre-race rush and pick up your bib early.
Or, bibs will be available on race site every week starting at 5:30 PM.
If you are registered for more than one race in the series (or are considering running more than one in the series), please do NOT discard your bib. You will use the same bib for multiple races.
There will be a self serve Bag Drop area overseen by Pacers Running staff members. Pacers Running is not responsible for lost or stolen items– check items at your own risk.
AND – Sport and Health Clubs is on board for runner restroom and shower access for the 5K Fridays. Just present your race bib and a valid ID (to be held while you are in the Club) for entry and remember for security reasons that you need to be showering to bring a gym bag with you into the Club.
Easy to Get Here!
With METRO, bike share, and the trails nearby you can commute to Crystal City in a snap! Need a place to park? You may park for free after 4PM in the parking garage at 2100 Crystal Drive, or any public parking garages located in the Crystal City area.
2121 Crystal Drive (Between 20th and 23rd Streets)
Start time is 6:30 PM SHARP. Please note that due to course limitations, late participant starts will NOT be permitted.
Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather can be unpredictable in April but our aces are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather (e.g. lightning), we will hold up the start in 15 minute increments. If necessary please seek shelter in the Crystal City Underground located directly across from the start. Please listen for announcements and/or adjusted start times and check our twitter (@runpacers) and facebook feeds for updates.
Other Race Details:
We will need to enforce a course time limit. You must be able to finish the 5K course in 1 hour 5 minutes or less
There are no overall or age group awards for this series.
Click here to access historical results from Pacers Events.
Click here to access photos provided by SwimBikeRun Photography for Pacers Events.