Schedule Appointment

ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute 20th annual Potomac River Run Marathon & a Half

About this event

  • We look forward to welcoming you to our ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute’s 20th annual Potomac River Run Marathon & Half
  • For Registration, click on this Link
  • Flat – scenic – beautiful views of the Potomac River – tree-lined – shaded
  • Start and finish at Fletcher’s Cove
  • 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC
  • USATF certified course
  • Course elevation profile:
  • Highest point is 44m above sea level, and the lowest point is 12m above sea level
  • Enjoy a lovely day on the C&O Canal Towpath!
  • See displays about the historic C&O Canal before & after race
  • The race course is 99% crushed gravel — no hills — no pavement except for two short stretches to prevent erosion, no cross streets
  • Be aware the aid stations close down as the last runner approaches: Lock 10 closes at 1:00 PM. Lock 7 closes at 1:15 PM. Lock 5 closes at 1:30 PM. Please if you are a slow runner, bring your own water bottle to the race

Event details and schedule

Pre-race dinner at Bronx Pizza next door to Pacers on Friday at 6:30 PM before the race featuring guest speaker Frank Fumich, fundraiser for kids with cancer and official Marine Corps Marathon U.S. flag bearer

Off-Site Parking Options

  • Parking is limited at Fletcher’s Cove, and we must leave spaces open for the general public, as it’s a National Park and open to the public even during races
  • Thus we want as many participants as possible to park off-site, so that we leave some parking spaces available at Fletcher’s Cove for the general public.
  • The River School entrance on Reservoir Road
  • W Street, Bending Lane, or Hutchins Place off Reservoir Road
  • Palisades Library, 4901 V St NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • Our Lady of Victory School, 4755 Whitehaven Pkwy NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • CVS/pharmacy, 4859 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • For only $10 extra, we offer round-trip Red Top Cab rides from our host hotel Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, located at 1999 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202-3526 (703-413-5500) to Fletcher’s Cove on race day, departing at 7:00 AM and arriving about 7:20 AM
  • Please register for the taxi service AT LEAST TWO DAYS in advance
  • From westbound Canal Road, Red Top Cab drops you off at Reservoir Road, at the entrance to Fletcher’s Cove
  • Please cross Canal Road CAREFULLY to get to Fletcher’s Cove
  • For the return trip after you finish, see the on-site Transportation Director.

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