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

Bilbo Baggins Restaurant Bilbo Baggins Restaurant is a family owned, local restaurant and pub that offers delicious foods and spirits with friendly, "hobbit-like" service. Our…
Chart House Restaurant Chart House offers world-class dining and impeccable service. Our culinary team has crafted cuisine that infuses local flavors with a touch of the…
Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant & Pub Daniel O’Connell’s is a modern Irish restaurant in an ancient Irish setting. Experience a one of a kind Irish dining experience; four hundred years in…
Del Ray Cafe Del Ray Cafe is a sophisticated yet casual French café serving local, natural, and organic products in the heart of charming Del Ray. Note: Parkway…
Dishes of India Dishes of India is considered by many to be some of the best Indian dining in the Washington DC area. Serving authentic Indian cuisine in a fine…
Hank's Pasta Bar Hank's Pasta Bar is a rustic Italian restaurant, featuring hand-made pasta, cheese and charcuterie, fine wines, craft cocktails and draft beers. Have…
Haute Dogs & Fries Haute Dogs & Fries offers a fresh take on the family dining experience, serving the same hot dogs found at Boston’s Fenway Park. However, these aren’t…
Hummingbird Beautiful orange flowers called Tangerine Beauty fill a garden wall at the bottom of Union Street in Old Town Alexandria. Step down that path towards…
Laporta's Restaurant Laporta's Restaurant follows the creative lead of executive chef and owner Douglas Laporta's desire to create a place for extraordinary food in a…
Magnolia's on King Magnolia’s on King offers "Southern Immersion Cuisine" in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. A contemporary twist on classics and new dishes sure to…
The Majestic Housed in a historic and iconic Old Town, Alexandria storefront, The Majestic offers a new and fresh dining experience under the culinary and service…
Mia's Italian Kitchen Mia's Italian Kitchen is rooted in family. The inspiration came from one of the owner's unique relationship with his great-grandmother. She didn't…
Murphy's Irish Pub Murphy's Grand Irish Pub was opened by friends and family with a passion for their Irish heritage and a desire to bring traditional Irish food and…
Sonoma Cellar Stop at Sonoma Cellar on Sunday, April 22, 2018 for our Tater Tot Waffle special - crispy tater tots pressed panini-style, shredded cheddar cheese,…
T.J. Stone's Grill House & Tap Room T.J. Stone's is located in the north end of Old Town, Alexandria. Here you will find friendly faces, house smoked specialties, satisfying comfort…
Ted's Montana Grill Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the American West, Ted’s Montana Grill is committed to serving honest food served with genuine hospitality. The menu…
Union Street Public House Union Street Public House, an established tradition in Old Town, opened in 1986 in a restored colonial warehouse and has served the best in locally…
Vermilion Vermilion offers deceptively simple modern American cooking in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. From Chef William Morris' regional cuisine using…
The Wharf "Fine Seafood, Historic Setting!" One block from the waterfront in the heart of Historic Old Town, The Wharf offers the freshest seafood in both…