Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, Endurance & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Spring Series. Find more info about the series here.
Start off this great American holiday with a fast, flat 5k & Half in the heart of Georgetown near the Nation’s Capital, kicking off the 4th of July Weekend. Both events run on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path, however the Half Marathon begins/ends in Georgetown near the Potomac Boat Club while the 5K begins/ends at Fletcher’s Boat House. Both benefit Operation Enduring Warrior.
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, and A Chip Timed Event
In partnership with Operation Enduring Warrior.
Race Start Times
Half – 7:30am (Half marathon has a time limit of 3:15 for completion)
5k – 8am
5k – $30, until June 15 ($35)
Half – $65, until June 15 ($70)
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before June 14. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.
Race Medal Design
Course Maps can be found at
https://bishopsevents.com/georgetown/ – Half Marathon
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 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 5k 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 – starting in Georgetown.
Restrooms can be located in the facility near the start/finish line – 5K 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 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
5k 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