Alexandria Welcomes GW Parkway Classic Runners

Date of Event: April 22, 2018

Are you planning to visit Alexandria, Virginia, located just minutes from Washington, D.C., for the 34th Annual George Washington Parkway Classic on April 22, 2018? The George Washington Parkway Classic is Alexandria’s hometown race taking runners on a scenic course from the picturesque George Washington’s Mount Vernon down the tree-lined George Washington Memorial Parkway and into historic Old Town Alexandria.

The race includes 10 mile, 5K and kids dash options. Come early and stay for the weekend, enjoying Alexandria’s nationally designated historic district that hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is the bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Find top things to do this spring, eight places to carb-load before the race and the nearby Pacers Running Store for any last minute or post-race essentials.

Register for the race

The Parkway Classic Weekend Getaway Package includes: 

  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Two free Key to the City museum passes (a $98 value!) that provides access to eight historic sites as well a 40% off coupon to George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • $15 dining gift certificate to be used at participating restaurants for your carbo-loading dinner the night before or your celebratory post-race brunch

Race Information

Parkway Classic Hotel Packages Book your Parkway Classic package today Learn More ›
Parkway Classic Package Restaurants As a part of the Parkway Classic Hotel Package, participating Alexandria restaurants will provide $15 meal vouchers. Learn More ›
Top 8 Places to Carb Load Before the Big Race Find the top 8 restaurants for carb loading before the big race, with tips from local experts. Learn more ›
Pacers Running Store Come in to the Alexandria running haven for a personalized assessment of your running footwear and gear needs. Get Your Gear ›

Things to Do

Top 5 Places to Run in Alexandria Alexandria offers both scenic and urban running routes that will be sure to get you motivated. Learn More ›
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Alexandria, Virginia, is a destination with sophisticated style, extraordinary attractions, and exquisite cuisine. Learn More ›
Alexandria Restaurants Restaurants in Old Town Alexandria offer unforgettable meals in a beautifully historic and walkable setting. Bon Appétit ›
Old Town Minutes from DC yet a world away, experience a mix of authentic history and urban sophistication. Learn More ›
Getting Here Alexandria's close proximity to three major airports, four Metrorail stations, Amtrak and major highways makes it easy to get here and easy to get… Learn More ›
Virtual Tour Step onto Alexandria's historic Captain’s Row, bike the Mount Vernon Trail and more through our virtual reality experience. Learn More ›

Parkway Classic Hotel Packages

Parkway Classic Package Restaurants