40th Annual PNC Parkway Classic

Alexandria’s centric race destination the PNC Parkway Classic, produced by Pacers Running celebrates its 40th-year and returns on April 28. The race sponsored by PNC Bank attracts thousands of runners and spectators throughout the DC Metro region and beyond to experience the historic George Washington Memorial Parkway from a different vantage point during the Springtime.

The race takes place during National Park Week, an annual week for celebration and recognition of our National Parks. National Park Week will be observed from April 20 through April 28.

The signature adult race, beginning at 8 a.m. will feature two distance options for runners – 10 Mile or 5K. The 10-mile course will start at the beautiful Mount Vernon Estate and will take runners down the tree-lined George Washington Memorial Parkway and through historic Old Town Alexandria; a unique opportunity for runners of all skill levels. Featuring a pre-race with family-friendly activities, a Kids Dash 600-meter race will take place for kids under 12 years old.

Runners over 21 years will receive a complimentary beverage from local brewery Port City Brewery. Participants will also get a t-shirt and commemorative race medal. The finish festival will feature live music from area favorite The Joe Chiocca Band, Port City Brewery pop-up, and other special activities to celebrate the runners. Jillian Hogan Homes returns as an Official Sponsor of the event and will host the PNC Parkway Classic VIP Experience.

Since 1984, the Parkway Classic has been among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC area, to beautiful views of the Potomac and the charming streets of Alexandria, the PNC Parkway Classic is a journey that celebrates the simple joys of road racing while enjoying one of our National Parks. Since its inception, the Parkway Classic has raised close to one million dollars for local and regional charities and organizations, such as Boys + Girls Club of Alexandria.

Race participants who register by March 20 will receive a 40th Anniversary commemorative pin sponsored by Hilco Redevelopment Partners.