Annual Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship

Rules of the series
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2019 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship pre-registration is now open

1st race of 5
  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - By George 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
  • Location: East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
  • Maps: | Google Map | USATF-certified course DC11002RT | Pre-race Instructions
  • Awards: Cherry pies for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: Published later in the day at www.pvtc.org/results/20190216.html
  • Packet pick-up: Race day only 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM
  • Member discount: When you register, you may join / re-join PVTC for $20.00 and take the member discount price for this race or for the five-race series
  • Field limit: The first 300 entrants. No race-day registration. Please pre-register:
  • Enter on-line | Express registration | Enter by mail | PDF | DOC

2nd race of 5
  • Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Easter Classic 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
  • Location: Bluemont Park South Shelter, 399 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA
  • Maps: | Google Map | USATF-certified course VA08016RT | GMAP
  • Awards: Chocolate Easter bunnies for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: Published later in the day at www.pvtc.org/results/20190420.html
  • Packet pick-up: Race day only 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM
  • Member discount: When you register, you may join / re-join PVTC for $20.00 and take the member discount price for this race or for the five-race series
  • Field limit: The first 300 entrants. No race-day registration. Please pre-register:
  • Enter on-line | Express registration | Enter by mail | PDF | DOC

3rd race of 5
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Go Fourth 8K run or race walk (7:30 AM)
  • Location: Centennial Park, 131 Church Street NE, Vienna VA
  • Maps: | Google Map | Course GMAP | USATF Course Map
  • Awards: Patriotic prizes for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: Published later in the day at www.pvtc.org/results/20190704.html
  • Packet pick-up: Race day only 6:30 AM to 7:15 AM
  • Member discount: When you register, you may join / re-join PVTC for $20.00 and take the member discount price for this race or for the five-race series
  • Field limit: The first 300 entrants. No race-day registration. Please pre-register:
  • Enter on-line | Express registration | Enter by mail | PDF | DOC

4th race of 5
  • Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - Cranberry Crawl 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
  • Location: East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
  • Maps: | Google Map | USATF-certified course DC11002RT | Pre-race Instructions
  • Awards: Cherry pies for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: Published later in the day at www.pvtc.org/results/20191116.html
  • Packet pick-up: Race day only 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM
  • Member discount: When you register, you may join / re-join PVTC for $20.00 and take the member discount price for this race or for the five-race series
  • Field limit: The first 300 entrants. No race-day registration. Please pre-register:
  • Enter on-line | Express registration | Enter by mail | PDF | DOC

5th race of 5
  • Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - Christmas Caper 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
  • Location: East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
  • Maps: | Google Map | USATF-certified course DC11002RT | Pre-race Instructions
  • Awards: Christmas ornaments for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: Published later in the day at www.pvtc.org/results/20191214.html
  • Packet pick-up: Race day only 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM
  • Member discount: When you register, you may join / re-join PVTC for $20.00 and take the member discount price for this race or for the five-race series
  • Field limit: The first 300 entrants. No race-day registration. Please pre-register:
  • Enter on-line | Express registration | Enter by mail | PDF | DOC


  • 2018 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races:

    By George - COMPLETED!

    • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - By George 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM) DrinkBai
    • Sponsor: BAI Beverages. Come to run, stay to enjoy!
    • Location: East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
    • Maps: Google Map | USATF-certified course DC11002RT | Printable Map
    • Awards: Cherry pies for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
    • Results: Complete results | Awards

    Easter Classic - COMPLETED!

    • Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Easter Classic 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
    • Location: Bluemont Park, 325 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA
    • Maps: Map | USATF-certified course VA08016RT | GMAP
    • Awards: Chocolate Easter bunnies for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
    • Results: Complete results | Awards

    Go Fourth 8K - COMPLETED!

    • Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Go Fourth 8K (7:30 AM)
    • Location: Centennial Park, 131 Church Street NE, Vienna VA
    • Maps: Map | Course GMAP | USATF Course Map
    • Awards: Patriotic prizes for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
    • Results: Complete results | Awards

    Cranberry Crawl - COMPLETED!

    Christmas Caper - COMPLETED!

    • Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Christmas Caper 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
    • Location: East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
    • Maps: Google Map | USATF-certified course DC11002RT | Pre-race Instructions
    • Status of Entries: Status of Entries page
    • Awards: Christmas ornaments for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
    • Results: Complete Results | Awards

    • Frequently-asked questions

      How do I register?
      • Since some of our distance races are on National Park Service grounds, we cannot offer race-day registration onsite at those races.
      • Until two weeks before each race, entries are $5.00 for members of PVTC, $10.00 for all others.
      • Then, up to three days before the race, entries are $10 for members, $15 for all others.
      • Then up to race day, entries are $20 for all.
      I see that Active.com offers additional options besides registration. What are they?
      BEFORE YOU REGISTER ON-LINE, PLEASE READ THESE MESSAGE:
      • Q1. Active.com invites you to Sign Up for Free Newsletters.
      • A1. You can click OFF the black boxes to the left of those invitations.
      • Q2. Active.com invites you to subscribe to magazines.
      • A2. You can skip past that section.
      • Q3. Active.com invites you to Protect Your Registration Fees by buying event insurance. The YES bar is orange, and the NO is right below.
      • A3. You can click NO.
      • Q4. Active.com invites you to buy a subscription to Active Advantage. YES is in big letters, and NO is in small letters in a grey box.
      • A4. You can click NO.
      Can I enter by mail?
      • Yes. Download and print the mail-in entry form, fill it out, write a check to PVTC, and mail the form and the check to PVTC, c/o Jay Jacob Wind, 611 South Ivy Street, Arlington VA 22204-2429
      Should I enter by mail?
      • It's a trade-off. You will save the transaction fee, minimum $3.25 | See a detailed explanation of Active.com's transaction fees
      • Entering on-line gives you instant confirmation of your registration and subsequent confirmation.
      • Entering by mail runs the risk of your letter not arriving, or our club secretary missing your letter, plus you have to use a stamp.
      • The choice is yours.
      What do I do on race day?
      • Our 5K races start at 7:50 AM; our 10K races start at 8:00 AM. Go Fourth is only one 8K race at 7:30 AM.
      • Race-day packet pick-up begins on-site one hour before the race.
      • Allow time to find parking, pick up your bib number, and get to the start.
      • Our races are on park roads and paths, open to the public. Be courteous to other park users.
      • We expect about 300 participants at our distance races.
      How Do I Run a Race Using a Bib Number, not a timing chip?
      • If you are pre-registered, before the race, go to the picnic table near the bathrooms on the river side to pick up your bib number. Go to the table with the sign "PRE-REGISTERED ATHLETES."
      • If you register on race day, before the race, go to the picnic table near the bathrooms on the river side to register. Go to the table with the sign "RACE-DAY REGISTRATION." Fill out and an entry form, check off "5K" or "10K" and if appropriate, "Racewalker." Then pay the fee for the instruction booklet on how to run safely and receive your bib number.
      • Be sure that either you or the registrars write your bib number in the bib number blank on the entry form.
      • Before the race, pin your bib number securely and visibly on the front of your shirt or shorts. Please DO NOT PIN through the tear-off tag, and please LEAVE IT ATTACHED at the bottom of your bib number.
      • Please don't remove the tear-off tag at the bottom of your bib number. We collect those tags at the finish line to score the race.
      • At races when we offer 5K and 10K, please mark "5K" or "10K" on the bottom of your bib number.
      • If you are a race walker, please mark "RW" on the bottom of your bib number.
      How do I get to East Potomac Park Golf Course?
      • Address: 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
      • Directions: 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.