Welcome Runners & Walkers! ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute  with locations in Alexandria, Arlington/ Clarendon, Falls Church / Merrifield, Fair Oaks / Fairfax, Herndon / Reston, Great Falls, Leesburg / Lansdowne, and Tysons Corner / Vienna in VA  presents the ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute’s 12th annual W&OD 10K – 6.2 Mile Run & Walk, in support of The Friends of the W&OD Trail, which is a citizen-driven organization dedicated to protecting and improving the W&OD trail. This is the area’s only GREEN race, with a commitment to showing how runners can work to improve the environment, recycle, reuse and conserve. Cash prizes are available for the fastest men and women! And, ACE Sports Physical Therapists will be on site to provide free pre and post-race stretching  for participants.

WHEN and WHERE: The race will take place on August 4th, 2018 at 6:00 pm on the W&OD Trail from Old Vienna Train Station, to Hunter Mill Road, and back. The race starts and finishes at Centennial Park, 131 Church Street NE, Vienna VA 22180. The course, which runs along the W&OD Trail, is a mostly-flat, tree-lined and paved route.

REGISTRATION: Click here for easy online registration or click here for express registration.  Entry is limited to the first 250 people. Registration fee is $30.00 for regular entry and $20.00 for Friends / Patients of ACE PT and for members of Friends of W&OD, MCC and DCCS. We can’t wait to see you on race day!

PACKET PICK UP or LATE REGISTRATION:

  • Friday, August 3rd, 4:00-6:00 PM at  ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute, 2841 Hartland Road #401, Falls Church, VA, located in Merrifield, near Gallows Road, off Lee Hwy. Phone:  (703-205-1233) Website: www.ace-pt.org
  • Saturday, August 4th, 4:15-5:45 PM at the site of the start of the race near the old caboose at Centennial Park, 131 Church St NE, Vienna VA 22180

GENERAL RACE INFO:

  • The unique out-and-back course runs through one of the area’s first environmentally-protected zones, an undeveloped meadowland. Don’t be surprised to see deer during your run!
  • The race begins and ends at the old Vienna train station.
  • The race course is a 12 foot wide paved trail, mostly flat, with a brief spur into a lovely neighborhood.
  • Music is provided on the course as well as the finish.
  • Water and aid stations are available at the start and finish of the race as well as at the 1.5, 3.0, and 4.5 mile marks.
  • We share the course with other users and bicyclists, so please stay to the right while competing.
  • Timing is provided by the Safety And Health Foundation.
  • We use the old-fashioned but environmentally-friendly bib number method.
  • Please display your bib number on the front of your shirt.
  • on Courthouse Road, cross Maple Avenue, right on Church Street
  • Course map – entire course – on W&OD Trail

PRIZES, T-SHIRTS and ACE SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPISTS:

  • Cash prizes are given to our fastest men and women. Awards: $1,000 in cash prizes   •   $250 for 1st • $150 for 2nd • $100 for 3rd • M/F
  • Commemorative race t-shirts are given to all participants.
  • ACE Sports Physical Therapists will be on hand for free injury assessments and pre/post-race stretching.

COMMITMENT to the ENVIRONMENT: As the area’s only green race, we aim to reduce our environmental footprint and inspire conservation within the running community. We offer online, paperless-registration. All our printing for the event is two-sided on recycled paper. Our t-shirts are also printed by using an environmentally-friendly non-polluting ink fusion process, rather than traditional screen printing. And of course, we will be recycling any cups used for hydration throughout the race event, as well as separating recyclable material and food waste for composting.

DONATE: We will be collecting gently used shoes to donate to the More Foundation Group. With every 600 pair of shoes donated, they are able to fund 12 months of hands-on sustainable agriculture training for a family in Ghana. We will also be collecting clothing to be donated to Good Will.

PRESS CONTACT: Mike Ercole, MSMSPT, CSCS, ACE PT Institute Director   Email: MErcole@ace-pt.org 

DIRECTIONS:

  • From I-495, take VA-123 west into Vienna, where it becomes Maple Avenue. Pass Whole Foods on your left. You may park there and cross Maple Avenue, or you may turn right on Mill Street and left on either Church Street or Ayr Hill Road to park.
  • From Vienna Metro Station (Orange Line), turn right on Virginia Center Boulevard, left on Nutley Street, right on Courthouse Road, cross Maple Avenue, right on Church Street. Distance from Metro is 2.1 miles.

PARKING: Ample parking is available directly at the trail near the start/finish line and at the following locations:

1.  Caboose Parking Lot, 132 Church St. NE: Open to the public anytime on weekends.

2. Town Green/W&OD Trail Parking, Between Church St. NE and Maple Ave. E: Open to the public anytime. Parking accessible from one-way entrance on Maple Avenue East; public parking spaces face the W&OD Trail.

4. Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St. S: Open to the public anytime on weekends.

5. Vienna Elementary School, 128 Center St. S: Open to the public anytime on weekends.

6. Vienna Shopping Center/Next to 116 Maple Ave. W: Public parking spaces are available on far eastern corner of the parking lot next to the Sunoco Station at 102 Maple Avenue West. Town spaces are marked.

7. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna VA: Ample parking available.

RESTROOMS: Portable toilets will be available near the start/finish line at the crossroads of Ayr Hill Road and W&OD Trail.