Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Register now for BIG SAVINGS!

Contact the Race Director for the discount code for Active Duty Military. 
Race Photos are now available at Chessie Photo
Friday, May 26th
5:00 - 8:00 PM - Early Packet Pickup
Saturday, May 27th
1:00 - 5:00 PM - Expo and Packet Pick-up at USPTO, 600 Dulany St.
1:00 – 5:00 PM - College of Running – Lower Atrium
Check out the great College of Running seminars held in 2016!



Welcome and Introduction

Jay Jacob Wind, Secretary, Marathon Charity Cooperation

How Your Race Entry Improves the World


Jay Jacob Wind, Secretary, Marathon Charity Cooperation

Healthy Hydration

John Steitz, MCC Certified Running Coach

Running Habits / The Good and the Bad

Walt Cline, Sports Performance Coach - www.poweredbyamps.com

Designing a Training Program

Ian Hankins, Men’s XC Coach - www.cuacardinals.com/information/directory/hankins

Meet Your Fascial Network


Jose Chacon - www.stretchmoves.com

The Joy of Running

Dr. Ashis Roy, cardiologist &1st from India to run 100 marathons

Alexandria Running Festival Course Preview


John Steitz, MCC Certified Running Coach

Sunday, May 28th
06:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
07:30 AM - Half Marathon Start
07:45 AM - Kids' Kilometer Start
08:00 AM - 5K Start
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Alexandria Family Festival 
  • Half Marathon on Eisenhower Avenue, Holmes Run, and Brenman Park
  • 5K and Kids' Kilometer on Eisenhower Avenue
  • Free parking at the start / finish at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA 22314 | Map with directions
  • Fast, scenic, mostly flat and shaded alongside two creeks
  • Includes trails, parks, and road running
  • Enthusiastic aid station volunteers
  • Great food and awards afterwards
  • Half Marathon Map - USATF Certified Course #VA14079RT
  • 5K Map - USATF Certified Course #VA12062RT
  • Kids' Kilometer is out'n'back on Eisenhower Avenue, completely flat
  • View our Video on YouTube
  • Headphone Policy
  • Stroller Policy
  • Race Course and Finish Line will be open for 3 1/2 hours. Go here for more details.
  • Premiums

    • Colorful, technical shirt
    • Goodie bag with samples, coupons, & gift certificates
    • Medals to all half marathon finishers - Check out the 2016 medal design!
    • Financial Aid is available for Kids' Kilometer by contacting the Race Director
    • Reserve a room at the beautiful Westin Hotel only two blocks from the Start/Finish line. Alexandria Running Festival participants enjoy a great rate at the 4 star hotel.  
    Aid Stations
    • Four aid stations along the course
    • 5K runners pass an aid station twice
    • Half-marathoners pass aid stations eight times (approximately every 1.5 miles)
    • Each aid station has water and Gatorade
    • First aid, course marshals, and EMS bike support on the course as well


    • Contact Us to discover sponsorship opportunities.
    • Download the 2017 Sponsorship Package.
    2014 Results

    Alexandria Family Festival a celebration to honor

    our military service members and their families

    will be held as part of the post race activities.

    2016 Sponsors
    Marathon Charity Cooperation is proudly partnered with Team Red White & Blue as we honor the service members who are serving and have served in our Armed Forces 
    Thank you for your service to our country!