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The St. Rita 5K and Fun Run is back!
After Covid-19 caused the cancellation of last year's event, we are happy to be back in action in 2021. The race will go on — we hope as an in-person event on Saturday, October 30, in Alexandria. We're excited to see the racing community back out and about.
The course for 2021 will be a flat, fast out-and-back along Main Line Boulevard and Potomac Ave. in the Potomac Yard neighborhood of Alexandria. The Start/Finish line will be behind George Washington Middle School (enter via Mt. Vernon Ave.). It's a tree-lined course that should be sporting beautiful fall colors in late October!
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:00am - 8:00am Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration
8:00am 1K Fun Run Start
8:30am 5K Start
9:30am Awards Ceremony
Avoid the lines on Race Day morning and pick up your packet ahead of time! Onsite registration and packet pickup will be available at two times during Race Week:
Weds., Oct. 27, from 3 - 7pm at St. Rita School, 3801 Russell Rd, Alexandria (enter via rear parking lot)
Saturday, Oct. 30, from 7 - 8am near the race start line
Before and after the race, check out the booths of our generous sponsors for information & giveaways.
The St. Rita 5K is proud to reward top finishers with generous cash and gift cards from area restaurants and retailers.
Top finishers in the St. Rita 1K Fun Run will receive medals.
Free parking is available.
Starting Line is steps away from Braddock Rd. Metro station (Yellow/Blue line).
IN-PERSON VS. VIRTUAL
We are planning for an in-person race in 2021. However, if events should force our hand, we will carry on with Virtual 5K & 1K races open to anyone, anywhere. Should that happen, you will still receive all the great race benefits (aside from being on the course together), including: the 2021 T-shirt, our participant Swag Bag, the satisfaction of supporting a good cause, and guaranteed entries in our prize raffle, where up to $1,000 in gift cards will be awarded. In lieu of being able to award all of our age-group finisher prizes, we will set aside a number of finisher awards for the fastest GPS-verified virtual times submitted to us post-race; more details will follow if we must go virtual. No refunds will be granted in the case of the in-person race being replaced by the virtual event.
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