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Alexandria Running Festival - Half Marathon and 5K

in United States at US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) - 600 Dulany Street

Online registration open October 1st, 2017

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Event Description

Alexandria Running Festival includes a half marathon and 5K in Alexandria through the Holmes Run and Brenman Parks. This scenic course is mostly flat and shaded providing a combination of trails, parks, and roads. We also have a 1K Fun Run for Kids 12 and under.

Run a fast race on a flat course alongside two creeks with free parking at the start / finish, enthusiastic aid station volunteers, and great food and awards afterwards.


At the 8th annual Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon and 5K runners pursue their favorite sport to raise money for worthy causes. Directing the race is Marathon Charity Cooperation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and their charity partners:
Your entry serves disadvantaged children by our charity partners:
- AIMS India Foundation
- American and Asian Indian Charitable Trust (AAICT)
- Association for India's Development
- MarrowMinded
- Iqraa
- Asha for Education
- Burma Humanitarian Mission
- Final Salute
- High Cloud Foundation

MCC promotes health and fitness, provides training and education, and raises funds for its charity partners, who assist children and families in DC, Alexandria, and around the USA and the world. MCC's motto is "Think Globally; Run Locally." Your sponsorship of Alexandria Running Festival benefits the whole co-op of charity partners.

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, May 27th, 1:00 to 5:00 PM -- Pick up your packet, enjoy our Expo and familiarize yourself with the start/finish. Browse our vendors -- get anything you need for the race on Sunday or to boost your running year-round. Meet our charity partners and learn how you can get guaranteed entries to Baltimore Running Festival and Marine Corps Marathon.

Late Registration

Saturday, May 27th, 1:00 to 5:00 PM -- Late registration at the Expo, USPTO 600 Dulany Street - FREE parking

Sunday, May 28th, 6:00 to 7:15 AM - Race day Registration at USPTO 600 Dulany Street - FREE parking


Per USATF rules, scoring is based on clock time, not net time. If you expect to win an award, please seed yourself toward the front.

Entrant Discount

ARF entrants enjoy a $10 discount for other MCC events in the same calendar year. You will receive a discount code with your entry confirmation.

Double Registrants

A separate registration page has been created.

Please click here to register for Alexandria Running Festival Half/5K and the Wilson Bridge Half/6K together.


For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.

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