2020 Semper Fi 5k & Half

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This event is an in-person race and all waves will be under a 50-person limit. We will send more wave info out the day before the race, as needed. Limited t-shirts will be available for those who register within 12 days of the race. We encourage participants to bring their own water. Masks are expected during check-in, but are not expected during the actual race.  We do recommend keeping them on you and make sure to maintain 6ft of social distancing whenever possible.

Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, Endurance, & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Fall Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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Runners Receive:

Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

To Benefit the Semper Fi  and America’ Fund.

Come out and enjoy this scenic, flat half-marathon, marathon and 5k in the heart of Georgetown near the Nation’s Capital.  Both events run on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path.

Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

Want to upgrade your technical short sleeve shirt to a long sleeve tech shirt or hooded sweatshirt? This option closes on our guaranteed t-shirt cutoff date 12 days before the event.

 

Race Start Times

Marathon – 7:45am

Half – 8am

5k – 8:30am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $25, until Oct 15 ($30)

Half – $60, until Oct 15 ($65)

Marathon – $80, until Oct 15 ($85)

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before Oct 21.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Course Maps can be found at:

 

Packet Pickup

At the event (one hour before the race starts)

 

Race Day Registration

There will NOT be race day registration.  The park service does not allow it.

 

Directions to Parking

For parking, there are several parking garages and spaces along Water Street.  If you use the address for the Potomac Boat Club (3530 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007) that will get you near the Start/Finish Line.  Once you are on Water St, look for parking.  It will be difficult to turn around if you follow the GPS all the way to the Boat Club.

 

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Weather Forecast (Updated on Tuesday before the race)

Starting with our races for the last weekend of August, the meteorologist/weather prognosticator for the Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack will be providing weather forecasts for our races! You check them out here. The most recent video will include the latest weather forecasts for Bishop’s Events