Alexandria’s hometown race, now in its 36th year, draws more than 8,000 runners and spectators throughout the D.C. Metro region and beyond. Voted a favorite and picturesque race by RunWashington Magazine, the Parkway Classic starts at the beautiful Mount Vernon estate and takes runners down the tree-lined namesake Parkway to another of George's destinations, charming Old Town Alexandria. The event features two distances to choose from (10-Miler or 5K) as well as a Kid’s Dash with pre-race family-friendly activities. New this year, the 5K course route starts at Oronoco Bay Park and loops through beautiful Old Town Alexandria. Race participants will be treated to a post-race Finish Festival at Oronoco Bay Park with live music, a Port City Brewing Company pop-up beer garden and other activities to celebrate their accomplishment. This year, the race is pleased to have the Washington Nationals Racing President George Washington at the finish line cheering runners and celebrating at the Finish Festival. This year’s title sponsor is PNC Bank, N.A., while race charity partners include the Boys and Girls Club of Alexandria, Rebuilding Together DC/Alexandria and Together We Bake.