Points count towards 5k (7k), Endurance, & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Fall Series. Find more info about the series here.
Get in the Holiday spirit with this great race. All three events run on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path, however the Half Marathon & Marathon begin/end in Georgetown near the Potomac Boat Club while the 7K begins/ends at Fletcher’s Boat House.
Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.
We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.
Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
This is a Boston-Qualifying Full Marathon. (6hr time limit)
In partnership with EOD Warrior Foundation. The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial. – See more here.
Race Start Times
Full-Marathon – 8am (6-Hr Course Limit)
Half-Marathon – 8:45am
7k – 9:30am
7k – $35, until November 30 ($40)
Half – $65, until November 30 ($70)
Full – $85, until November 30 ($90)
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before November 22. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.
T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.
Race Medal Design
Race medal designs can be viewed on the Friday before the race on the Bishops Events Facebook page or our Instagram page.
Course Maps can be found at
Live Race Results
Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com. Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results. Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.
We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race. We also award the 1st Male and Female in these categories: 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+. Runners who place top 3 overall in their race are not eligible to also win their age groups.
We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.
Social Media Challenge
On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend. The winner will receive 50% off a future race! Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:
Packet pickup is available at the event. We recommend arriving 90 minutes before your event start time to check-in.
Race Day Registration
There will be no on-site race registration for this race.
There will be 14 water stations along the marathon course at approximately mile markers 2.1, 3.8, 4.3, 6.55, 8.8, 9.3 & 11, 15.2, 16.9, 17.4, 19.65, 21.9, 22.4, & 24.1. There will be 7 water stations along the 1/2 marathon course at approximately mile markers 2.1, 3.8, 4.3, 6.55, 8.8, 9.3 & 11. One water station will be along the 7k course at approximately mile marker 1.55. Gatorade will be available at some water stations. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Port-a-johns can be located near the check-in/registration area for the Half Marathon & Marathon – starting in Georgetown.
Restrooms can be located in the facility near the start/finish line – 7K that starts @ Fletcher’s Boathouse.
We do not have an official bag check for this race. If needed, you may leave items at our timing table/tent at the finish line. We do not recommend leaving any valuables as we are not responsible for your items. Any items left and not picked up by the end of the race will be donated.
Volunteers should arrive approximately 60 minutes before the first race kicks off. We will assign volunteer tasks on race morning (water station, course marshals, finish line support, etc). You can find parking information under “Directions to Parking” with a latitude and longitude pin for where to meet.
Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack. Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions. All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes. In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.
Refunds & Transfers
To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.
Directions to Parking
Please note that the half marathon & the 5k start/end at 2 separate locations along the canal path. Please pay special attention to which event you are running to ensure that you park at the appropriate location! Half marathon starts/finishes in Georgetown near the Potomac Boat Club. 5k starts/finishes at Fletcher’s Boathouse.
Half Marathon & Marathon Parking Directions:
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. The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 38.904338, -77.070138
7K Parking Directions:
There is parking at Fletcher’s Boathouse (4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007). The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 38.919527, -77.101225