Sunday, May 27th, 2018
Alexandria, VA
The ARF Half is the 2018 Virginia
State RRCA Champioship Race
Alexandria 5K
Kids' Kilometer

Register now for BIG SAVINGS!

Contact the Race Director for the discount code for Active Duty Military. 
Friday, May 25th
5:00 - 8:00 PM - Early Packet Pickup, Pacers Alexandria, 1301 King St.
Saturday, May 26th
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
2018 College of Running Agenda Coming Soon!





Sunday, May 27th
06:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
07:30 AM - Half Marathon Start
07:45 AM - Patient First Kids' Kilometer Start
08:00 AM - 5K Start
08:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Alexandria Family Festival 
  • Half Marathon on Eisenhower Avenue, Holmes Run, and Brenman Park
  • 5K and Kids' Kilometer on Eisenhower Avenue
  • Free parking in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office West Garage
  • 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 2017 Medal!
    • 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 2018 Sponsorship Package.
    • Download the 2018 Expo Registration Form.

    Alexandria Family Festival a celebration to honor our military service members and their families and will be held as part of the post race activities.