• We operate subject to the regulations of the jurisdictions of our race, for instance C&O Canal Towpath
  • Some jurisdictions required masks in 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 resumed full in-person races in August 2021

  • Run for Eliza 5K Run & Walk

    RunForEliza     Eliza
    Mother's Day • Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 10:00 AM
    Bluemont Park South Shelter
    399 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA

  • Race director Sam Ackley thanks all the volunteers, participants, and sponsors

  • Complete Results
  • Awards
  • View video about Eliza Hope
    by Kim Cung on WTKR News 3 TV, Virginia Beach VA
  • Conducted by
    American Druze Society Washington DC Chapter

    Date and Location:
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Bluemont Park South Shelter, 399 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA 22203
    •   8:45 AM -- On-site packet pick-up and late registration opens
    •   9:45 AM -- Keynote speaker: Aimee Darby, Eliza Hope's mother
    • 10:00 AM -- 5K run / walk
    • 10:15 AM -- Post-race picnic at Bluemont Park South Shelter
    • 11:00 AM -- Awards presentation
    •   4:30 PM -- Post-race picnic ends
  • Directions:
  • From Arlington Boulevard (U.S. Route 50):
    • Turn north at North Manchester Street
    • Pass the last house at 325 North Manchester Street
    • Turn right into free parking at Bluemont Park, 329 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA 22203
    • If that parking lot is full, turn left on 4th Street North, and park on-street or at nearby Ashlawn School, 5950 8th Rd N, Arlington, VA 22205 or Bluemont Park North Shelter, 601 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA 22203, both about a quarter-mile walk to the start/finish (we will post signs)
  • From Wilson Boulevard:
    • Turn south at North Manchester Street
    • Pass Bluemont Park North Shelter at 601 North Manchester Street
    • You may park at Bluemont Park North Shelter and walk about 400 meters south on park trail to start line
    • Otherwise, turn RIGHT at 4th Road North, turn LEFT at Montague Street, turn LEFT at 4th Street North
    • Continue into parking for Bluemont Park South Shelter
    • Alternatively, from North Manchester Street, turn left at 8th Road North and park at Ashlawn School.
  • Course:
  • USATF-certified course (VA08016RT)
  • Entirely on a paved 12'-foot-wide multiple use trail with no road crossings
  • Out'n'back, slightly uphill going out and slightly downhill coming back
  • Interactive GMAP
  • Google Map
  • We share the trail with other users
  • Please be courteous to other trail users including other runners, strollers, and bicycles, and please always stay to the right
  • Awards:
  • Top 3 overall male and female, top 3 in age groups 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
  • Gift certificates from sponsors
  • Distinctive random awards
  • Benefits:
  • American Druze Society Washington DC Chapter
  • Eliza Hope Foundation
  • Questions?
  • Contact Sam Ackley ( Samackley@hotmail.com, 703-531-7365)