• We share everyone's concerns about COVID-19 and its spread in the population
  • We operate subject to the regulations of National Park Service
  • Read "Record of Determination for a Public Use Limitation to Prevent Spread of COVID-19"
  • We will inform you via this page and via e-mail as soon as possible
  • As needed, we will convert our large-gathering races into virtual races that you can run on our own and report your times and dates back to us

  • Georgetown Half Marathon and 5K Virtual Race

    Georgetown Half Marathon

    Presented by Kaimont LLC
    Presented by Mercy Center Foundation U.S.A.
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  • Last day to complete this Virtual Race is
    Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 5:00 PM

    Original location: C&O Canal Towpath at
    Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road, Washington DC 20007
  • Enter On-Line
  • Express Registration

  • Packet pick-up time(s) and location(s) to be announced
  • Submit your virtual half marathon or 5K time by October 10, 2020, at 5:00 PM
  • Follow Kaimont Trekking on Facebook
  • Join our virtual event on Facebook
  • Invitation:
  • Limited to the first 500 entrants
  • Perfect for both experienced runners and first-timers
  • No time limit
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on race day

    Entry Fees:

  • Half Marathon
  • After 4/1/2020, $85.00
  • After 6/1/2020, $95.00
  • After 8/1/2020, $100.00 - if slots remain open
  • $10 discount for active duty military or members of supporting clubs

  • 5K
  • After 5/1/2020, $30.00
  • After 7/1/2020, $35.00
  • After 9/1/2020, $40.00 - if slots remain open

    Logo Benefits:

  • Race proceeds support

    Race-Day Agenda:

  • Saturday, October 10
  • 5:00 PM -- Submit your virtual half marathon or 5K time by October 10, 2020, at 5:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM -- Results published at www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/20201010.html
  • 9:00 PM -- Medals sent to all half-marathon finishers; t-shirts to all half-marathon and 5K finishers and thank-you e-mail to all entrants

    Sponsor Us:

  • Please join us as a sponsor | PDF | DOC
  • We announce our sponsors in pre-race mailings, on our web site, on our t-shirt, on race-day, and post-race

  • 2020 Sponsors:


  • Georgetown Running Company
  • 3401 M Street NW, Washington DC 20007 (202-337-8626)
  • 15% off all running shoes and apparel to race entrants
  • Restrictions apply, not applicable to electronics
  • Visitation
  • Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
        1524 35th Street NW, Washington DC 20007 (202-337-3350)
  • WANU
  • Wanu Water - Quench Your Appetite
  • Amnion
  • Amnion
  • Renew * Restore * Rejuvenate * A higher quality of life awaits
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  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)
  • Timothy Driscoll, President
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  • Barrel Oak Winery
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  • Down Dog Yoga
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  • Saxby's Coffee
  • ACE-PT
  • ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute (703-205-1233)
  • If it hurts, call ACE first!
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  • Balducci's® Food Lover's Market™
  • Host Hotel:

  • Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn for $169.00 per night
  • Start Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
  • End Date: Monday, October 12, 2020
  • Last Day to Book: Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Reserve on-line
  • Reserve by phone 703-524-6400 and ask for Georgetown Half Marathon October 2020 rate

    Directions to Fletcher's Cove:

  • Fletcher's Cove is two miles west of Key Bridge at 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC
  • From Georgetown, take M Street NW west past Key Bridge
  • At Foxhall Road, M Street NW becomes Canal Road NW
  • Stay left on Canal Road NW
  • The old stone wall continues from Key Bridge to Fletcher's Cove
  • After two miles, you see the stoplight for Reservoir Road NW on the right and the gap in the old stone wall on the left
  • CAREFULLY turn left down the ramp to free parking for 85 cars in the upper parking lot
  • When the upper lot is full, bear right at the bottom of the ramp and turn into the tunnel under C&O Canal Towpath
  • At the end of the tunnel, bear left to free parking for 200 cars in the lower parking lot
  • If both parking lots are full, we post a marshal on Canal Road NW at Reservoir Road NW to instruct drivers to turn RIGHT up Reservoir Road NW to free parking on-street and at The River School

  • Please approach Fletcher's Cove from the east from DC using M Street NW and Canal Road NW from Georgetown
  • Make a left at the stoplight at Reservoir Road to go down the ramp to Fletcher's Cove

  • Please DO NOT approach Fletcher's Cove from the west from MD using Clara Barton Parkway or VA using Chain Bridge onto Canal Road NW
  • From Canal Road eastbound, making the hairpin turn to go down the ramp to Fletcher's Cove is almost impossible

    Course Maps:

  • Start and finish at Fletcher's Cove | 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC
  • USATF certified course DC09005RT | Certificate | Color Map | B&W Map | PDF | GMAP

    Original Course:

  • Totally flat gravel trail, alongside scenic C&O Canal Towpath
  • The half marathon is out 6.55 miles to Towpath mile 9.65 and back
  • The towpath runs the length of 184.5 miles along the scenic C&O Canal
  • Made of crushed stone and packed dirt, it is perfect for running, biking, and recreational events and programs
  • It is mostly a flat route combined with some hills, turns, and medium or moderate terrain, but it's straight out'n'back where we run this race
  • Please be courteous to other park users. We do not have exclusive use of the trail -- we share it with other runners, walkers, and bicyclists
  • Aid stations with water & Gatorade at 4 locations accessible from Canal Road NW & Clara Barton Parkway:
        • Fletcher's Cove, miles 0.0 & 13.1
        • Lock 5, miles 1.8 & 11.3
        • Lock 7, miles 3.8 & 9.3
        • Lock 10, miles 5.8 & 7.3

    Spectator Access:

  • At the 4 points above, plus:
        • Lock 6
        • Lock 8
        • Lock 9
        • Lock 11
        • Turnaround point (at the end of the blue line)


  • Complete results will be up'n'running the afternoon of the race at www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/20201010.html

    Headphones and water belts:

  • Re personal listening devices, we follow USATF rule 144.3.b (Assistance to Athletes):
  • Because we must be able to communicate instructions to you at certain points in our races, we specifically allow wearing headphones during the race, but we specifically prohibit wearing headphones at these points:
      • Start line
      • Aid stations
      • Turnaround
      • Finish line

  • Avoid Extra Charges!
  • When Active.com offers magazine subscriptions, DON'T DO IT!
  • When Active.com offers event insurance, DON'T DO IT! Allianz Insurance make filing claims impossible!
  • When Active.com offers Active Advantage, DON'T DO IT!
  • We have the best policy in the industry for deferrals and transfers. Read our deferral and transfer policy
  • Registration:
  • Enter On-Line
  • Express Registration
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