Pre-Race Instructions

Thank you for entering Potomac Valley Track Club's 5K and 10K at East Potomac Park Golf Course entrance, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC.

Our certified course map is at www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=DC11002RT | printable version

Directions to 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC:

From I-395 north, take East Potomac Park exit, turn left at Buckeye Drive, turn right at Ohio Drive, turn right into golf course parking.

From Independence Avenue, turn south at Ohio Drive (West Potomac Park). Cross over Tidal Inlet Bridge. turn left at Buckeye Drive, turn right at Ohio Drive, turn right into golf course parking.

Course: Our 5K is out'n'back once; our 10K is out'n'back twice

Bag Check: Available behind the registration table.

Refreshments: We host a water station at the registration area before the start and finish and at the 5K point in the 10K

Start/Finish: Both races start on the east side of East Potomac Park south of the golf course entrance.

Our 5K starts at 7:50 AM at the "START" banner, south of the gate near the entrance to the golf course.

The 5K course runs south around Hains Point, north to a turnaround on the west side of East Potomac Park, south again around Hains Point, and north to the "FINISH" banner on the east side of East Potomac Park. For the 5K, the START and FINISH banners are collocated.

Our 10K course starts at 8:00 AM about 100 feet north of the 5K "START" banner. The course runs south around Hains Point, north to the 5K turnaround, back south around Hains Point, back north to the 10K turnaround about 50 feet south of the finish line, south again around Hains Point, north to the 5K turnaround, south around Hains Point, and finally north to the finish line.

Packet Pick-Up: Please pick up your bib number at the picnic tables near the START/FINISH line, between 6:45 AM and 7:45 AM. Please affix your bib number visibly to the front of your shirt with safety pins. Please don't remove the tear-off tag at the bottom of your bib number, and please do not attach a safety pin to that tear-off tag. We collect the tear-off tags at the finish line to score the race. We use manual scoring rather than electronic scoring, and we are completely dependent on your tear-off tag being intact at the finish. Please do not remove your tear-off tag for any reason.

Please be sure your distance "5K" or "10K" is correct on your tear-off tag. If you are a 5K race walker, please be sure "RW" is correct on the bottom of your tear-off tag.

We begin preparing race results immediately after the first finisher in each race, and we present holiday-themed awards as soon as possible for each race.

We post the results on Saturday afternoon at www.pvtc.org/results

The 5K/10K are races in PVTC's year-long Ed Barron Series

You may register for the subsequent races in our Ed Barron Series on our web page www.pvtc.org

Thank you for participating!
Jay Jacob Wind, secretary
Mike Cannon, race director
Potomac Valley Track Club