• We operate subject to the regulations of National Park Service C&O Canal Towpath
  • Masks are required in certain areas when physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails, overlooks, and parking lots, but not during active recreation in open areas
  • National Park Service posts updates on its and on the park's social media channels, such as National Park Service Public Health Update page

  • We anticipate full in-person races in September and October

  • ACE Physical Therapy &
    Sports Medicine Institute
    14th annual W&OD 10K

    ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

    W&OD 10K
    Presented by
    and the charity partners of Safety And Health Foundation
    Saturday, August 14, 2021
    On the W&OD Trail from Vienna Town Green to Hunter Mill Road & back
    Starting and finishing at Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Avenue East, Vienna VA 22180
    The Washington area's only GREEN race -- on a unique flat shady course
  • Enter on-line
  • Express registration
  • Enter by mail | DOC | PDF
  • Join us as an exhibitor or a sponsor | DOC | PDF
  • Exhibitors arrive after 3:00 PM and open 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Race starts at 6:00 PM
  • Vienna Town Green site map
  • Exhibitors can use Sectors H1-H6, G1-G5, F1-F4 (note that map say "F2" twice), and E1-E4
  • Athlete packet pick-up tables use Sectors I1-I7

  • Upon arrival, we ask each exhibitor and athlete 3 quick COVID questions (Are you sick? Have you been near anyone sick? Can you maintain physical distance?)
  • We issue free ACE-PT masks to all who did not bring their own -- masks stay on until race starts and after finish line
  • We ask exhibitors to wear gloves if they plan to exhibit touchy-feely stuff
  • We ask all to minimize physical contact and proximity
  • Our bib numbers this year include RFID timing tags, powered by Webscorer, so we don't have to pull name tags off the bib numbers

  • Complete 2019 results | Awards

  • Read ACE Physical Therapy's blog

  • Read our press release

  • Obtain a printable press pass

  • Joining us at the race is Rodrigo Vellon, owner of the fastest known time (FKT) unsupported on W&OD trail | Rodrigo's page | W&OD FKT page | Join Miguel Cuya on July 31 for his 45-mile challenge event on his 45th birthday

  • www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/friends
    Call 703-927-4833
    Write racedirector@att.net

    In memory of Sally Hamilton (1962-2009), director of Friends of the W&OD Trail, Fairfax 4 Horses, and Hunters Valley Riding Club
    Sally Hamilton - click for larger image

    ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute, Safety And Health Foundation, and Friends of the W&OD Trail are delighted to welcome you!

    Our mission:

  • This event, the Washington area's GREEN race, recognizes our stewardship of our environment.
  • The unique out-and-back course runs through one of the area's first environmentally-protected zones, an undeveloped meadowland where the deer and the antelope play.
  • The W&OD for its entire 44-mile length is a swath of green amidst urban development all around.
  • The caboose and the old Vienna station where we start and finish commemorate Virginia's history.
  • The race course is a narrow (12-foot) wide paved trail, mostly flat, with a brief spur into a lovely neighborhood.
  • We offer water and aid stations at 1.5, 3.0, and 4.5 miles, as well as the start/finish. | Volunteer instructions


  • Entertainment: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Vienna Town Green:
  • Original songs by Rick Landers -- American Dreams -- Songs from the Heartland (www.ricklanders.com), a board member of Friends of the W&OD Trail
  • See Rick live on Thursday, July 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Blue Wing Frog Restaurant, 219 Chester Street, Front Royal VA 22630

  • We share the course with other users and bicyclists, so stay to the right.
  • To share rides or throw sheep, join our our Facebook page
  • To emphasize our commitment to conservation,
          • All our printing is two-sided on recycled paper
          • We offer on-line paperless entry
          • Bring used (not abused) running shoes to packet pick-up for recycling by SaveThePlanet Sneakers4funds.com

          • Our t-shirts printed by Lynnpro are made from 100% organic renewable-resource cotton using an environmentally-friendly non-polluting ink and are 100% recyclable
                • 2021 Front | 2021 Back | PDF
                • 2019 Front | PDF | EPS | 2019 Back | PDF | EPS
                • 2018 Front | Back | Both sides | As printed
                • 2017 Front | Back | 2017 Exhibit Floor Plan
                • 2016 Front | Back
                • 2015 Front | Back
                • 2014 Front | PSD | Back | PSD
                • 2013 Front | Back
                • 2012 Front | Back
                • 2011 Both
                • 2010 Front | Back
                • 2009 Front | Back | Both
                • 2008 Front | Lower resolution | PDF | PSD | Back | PSD
                • 2007 Front | PDF | Back | PSD
          • Even our awards will be green! We recognize and award every finisher a digital certificate, custom-made for W&OD 10K by Webscorer Webscorer.com, a 100% new feature. We send your digital certificate as soon as possible after the race
          • Post-race, we recycle all our race-day wastes
  • Timing by Safety And Health Foundation.
          • In the spirit of reduce, recycle, re-use, W&OD 10K is among the first races in the DC area to use a low-power RFID electronic timing system
          • We use our new touch-free RFID timing system powered by Webscorer, but backed up by old-fashioned manual timing method
          • Please wear your bib number visibly on the front of your shirt
          • Instead, each bib number has a waterproof, friction-proof transparent plastic envelope stapled to the back. Inside the envelope is a BOLT electronic timing chip, plus a mailing label. BOLT electronic timing chips are not cheap, and we intend to re-use them over and over in various future races, so we request your cooperation:
          • PLEASE DON'T REMOVE THE ENVELOPE, and please don't run a safety pin thru it, except if it comes loose, and if that happens, be sure to pin it only on thru the top, above the Ziploc.
          • Please wear your bib number clearly visible on the front of your shirt or shorts so that we can easily see it when you finish. The staple will keep the plastic envelope secure on the top of the back of your bib number.
          • After you finish, please pop the envelope off the back of your bib number -- it comes right off when you tug on the staple -- and please deposit it in the box provided after the finish line
          • At Vienna Town Green, ACE Physical Therapy hosts a medical tent and provides a calligrapher to inscribe a finisher certificate with your name and finish time. Please turn in your envelope with the electronic timing chip before you go for your certificate.
          • If you pick up your number at packet pick-up, but you don't run the race, please give your plastic envelope and bib number back to the registrar or drop it into the box at Ayr Hill Road.
          • If you happen to go home and discover the electronic timing chip is still attached to your bib number or somewhere else near you, please remove the staple and mail the plastic envelope back to me, using the mailing label inside the envelope if you wish Trail Patrol
  • Assisted by Friends of the W&OD Trail Patrol
  • Important Safety Notices


  • Saturday, August 14 -- GREEN UNIVERSITY™ College of the Environment (4:00 PM-7:30 PM) on-site at Vienna Town Green, featuring displays by environmental and other organizations
  • Vienna Town Green is on the W&OD Trail across from Whole Foods of Vienna at 143 Maple Avenue at Park Street. Take Metrobus 2T from Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro Station to Maple Avenue & Center St. (Vienna)
  • Call Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833) to be an exhibitor at College of the Environment | Please bring your own chairs, table, and tent
  • Sponsors who donate $100 get their name ($250 for logo on the back, $500 for logo on the front) on the race t-shirt & website, plus goodie bag inserts and race-day display
  • Send sponsorships and 300 goodie bag inserts by July 15 to SHF, c/o Jay Jacob Wind, 611 South Ivy Street, Arlington VA 22204
  • We have a special award for all race participants who visit all exhibitors and get their checklist 100% checked off


  • $450 in cash prizes   •   $100 for 1st • $75 for 2nd • $50 for 3rd • M/F ($10 for each mile of the W&OD Trail)
  • Additional 10-year age-group awards 1st / 2nd / 3rd M/F


  • Totally flat, fast, scenic course | Course Map
  • 3 water / aid stations
  • Post-race music and refreshments
  • Mission:

  • We want this race the GREENEST race ever conducted.  Call us with ideas
  • Benefits Friends of the W&OD Trail and SHF's charity partners


    • 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. Distance from Metro = 2.1 miles.
    • To Vienna Community Center, turn left on Park Street before Whole Foods, then right into the parking area, or keep going and turn right on Cherry Street, then right or left into the parking areas on Mill Street.
    • Start/finish line is about a half-mile northwest of Vienna Community Center at Vienna Town Green
  • 2019 Welcome Letter (DOC) | PDF
  • Complete 2018 Results | Awards | 2018 Welcome Letter (DOC) | PDF
  • Complete 2017 Results | Awards | 2017 Welcome Letter (DOC) | PDF
  • Complete 2016 Results | Awards | 2016 Welcome Letter (DOC) | PDF
  • Complete 2015 Results | Awards | 2015 Welcome Letter (DOC) | PDF | TXT | 2015 Thank-You Letter
  • Complete 2014 Results | Awards | 2014 Welcome Letter (DOC)
  • August 14, 2014 - "Riding the rails to trails: Metro offers a car-free path to the great outdoors"
    - in The Washington Post
  • Complete 2013 Results | Awards | 2013 Welcome Letter (PDF) | (DOC) | 2013 Thank-You Letter
  • July 28, 2013 -- "Friends of W&OD Hold 10K Race: 'Green Race' nets $3,500 for upkeep and maintenance of trail" -- in Vienna Connection
  • July 28, 2013 -- Friends of W&OD 10K on the front cover of RacePacket
  • Complete 2012 Results | 2012 Welcome Letter | Photos by Tony Estrada | Tony's web page
  • Complete 2011 Results | Baby Strollers | Age Groups | 2011 Welcome Letter
  • Complete 2010 Results | Age groups | 2010 Welcome Letter | Photos by Sam Wheeler & Steve Lord
  • Complete 2009 Results | 2009 Welcome Letter | Blog and photos by Anne Pastorkovich | Blog and photo by Dorothy Beal
  • Complete 2008 results
  • Complete 2007 results | 2007 reports and photos
  • 2021 sponsors and exhibitors at GREEN UNIVERSITY™ College of the Environment:
  • ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute
      leading pre-race warm-up at 5:30 PM and
      pre-race / post-race musculo-skeletal evaluations
  • ACE-PT
  • Old Dominion Racing Company
  • www.olddominionracing.com
  • OldDominionRacing
  • LASARRUS Clinic and Research Center, LLC
  • Lasarrus.com
  • Curbing by Design
  • www.CurbingbyDesign.com
  • CurbingByDesign
  • Glory Days Grill
  • www.glorydaysgrill.com
  • GloryDays
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • www.darngoodbread.com
  • GreatHarvest
  • Belle Jar Co.
  • www.bellejarco.com
  • Provides a $5 gift card to every race participant
  • BelleJar
  • Smell of Love Candles, LLC.
  • www.smelloflovecandles.com
  • SmellOfLove
  • Paisano's Pizza, Tyson's Corner, 8603 Westwood Center Drive, Vienna, VA 22182 (703-714-9900)
  • www.paisanospizza.com/locations/pizza-tysons-corner
  • Paisanos

    ACE-PT & Sports Medicine Institute W&OD 10K  • REGISTRATION FORM
    Make checks payable to SHF, 611 South Ivy Street, Arlington VA 22204

    By entering this event, you agree, warrant and covenant as follows: I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter or run in club activities unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this race including, but not limited to, CONTRACTION OF ILLNESS INCLUDING COVID-19, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, including high heat and/or humidity, the conditions of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.   Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of my application, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Safety And Health Foundation, Fairfax County Virginia, Friends of the W&OD Trail, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Road Runners Club of America, USATF, Town of Vienna Virginia, and all sponsors, their directors, elected and appointed officials, employees, officers, agents, representatives, and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.   I acknowledge that the application fee shall be non-refundable.   I agree that Safety And Health Foundation may use my name and likeness for publicity purposes.

    Signature ______________________________________ (parent or guardian if under 18)

    Name ________________________________________________
    Address ______________________________________________
    City ST  ZIP ___________________________________________
    E-mail ________________________________________________
    T-shirt __ (S M L X)
    Gender __ (M F) •   Age as of 8/14/2021 __ __
    Phone __ __ __ - __ __ __ - __ __ __ __
    Birthdate __ __ - __ __ - __ __ (mm-dd-yy)

    Enclosed is my entry fee:
    [__] $20 by July 31
    [__] $30 after August 1
    [__] $35 after August 8
    [__] $40 after August 12 including at race-day packet pick-up

    Customers and staff of ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute, DC Capital Striders, FoWOD (use form below to join), or students 17 & under,
    [__] $15 after January 1
    [__] $20 after June 1
    [__] $25 after July 1
    [__] $40 after August 1 including race-day packet pick-up

    Friends of ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute   Help your office win the award for most participants!
    Which location? [_] Alexandria   [_] Arlington   [_] Fairfax   [_] Falls Church   [_] Herndon   [_] Leesburg   [_] Tysons  

    I want to be a sponsor.

    Enclosed is a tax-deductible gift of $_____ to [__] SHF, [__] Friends of the W&OD Trail, or [__] Green University

    For information about sponsorship, contact Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833)
    Sponsors who donate $100 get name ($250 for logo on back, $500 for logo on front) on t-shirt & website, plus display and goodie bag inserts

    I want to be an exhibitor.

    My exhibit features: ________________________________________________________________________________

    Please join Friends of the W&OD -- and get a $10 discount on your entry fee.

    [_]   I want to join Friends of the W&OD Trail.

    Enclosed is [_] $20 Individual [_] $30 Family [_] $50 Contributor [_] $75 Sponsor

    Enclosed is my check for $___ payable to FOWOD.

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