• We run under jurisdictional rules, for instance C&O Canal Towpath. Some jurisdictions require masks where physical distancing cannot be maintained. See Towpath page and NPS page

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

  • Based on NVRPA's recently-changed trail usage policy,
    this race is the ONLY approved race on the W&OD Trail for the foreseeable future

    ACE
    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
  • 2021 Awards
  • Turtle start -- 5:30 PM for peoplee who plan to walk the course slowly
  • Pre-race warm-up at 5:30 PM led by LASARRUS Clinic and Research Center, LLC
  • National Anthem at 5:55 PM
  • Race starts at 6:00 PM
  • Pre-race refreshments -- CarbBoom and Simone Super Energy
  • Post-race refreshments -- Great Harvest Bread, Paisano's Pizza, Whole Foods bananas and tangerines
  • 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

  • READ NOVA PARKS' COVID-19 PROTECTION POLICY
  • 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 MAY include RFID timing tags, powered by Webscorer.com®, so we don't have to pull name tags off the bib numbers
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  • Read ACE Physical Therapy's blog

  • Read our press release

  • Obtain a printable press pass

  • 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

    Rick

  • 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,
    • Pre-race, we recycle all our race-day wastes
    • We provide containers for glass -- If your community does not provide municipal recycling for glass, plese bring your cleaned empty bottles for consolidation and delivery to Arlington's glass recycling
    • We provide containers for mixed organic wastes -- banana peels, orange peels, pizza leftovers
    • We provide containers for other mixed wastes -- race-day papers and plastics, but not glassware
    • 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 Sneakers4funds.com
      SaveThePlanet
    • Our t-shirts are printed by Lynnpro
      LynnPro

      from 100% organic renewable-resource cotton using an environmentally-friendly non-polluting ink and are 100% recyclable
    • T-SHIRT DESIGN REVEAL! We introduce a t-shirt color never before used in the DC area -- CORNSILK YELLOW
                                          • 2021 Front | 2021 Back | Front PDF | Back PDF | Both PDF

  • Timing by Safety And Health Foundation.
  • 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 Trail Patrol
  • Assisted by Friends of the W&OD Trail Patrol
  • Important Safety Notices


    Exhibits:

  • 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

    Awards:

  • $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

    Course:

  • 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

    Maps:

    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. 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
  • Read our 2021 Welcome Letter (PDF) | DOC
  • Read our second 2021 Supplementary Letter (TXT)
  • Read our first 2021 Supplementary Letter (TXT)

  • Complete 2019 results | Awards | 2019 Welcome Letter (PDF) | DOC


  • 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
    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
      pre-race / post-race musculo-skeletal evaluations
  • ACE-PT
  • ACE Health Foundation
  • www.ACEHealthFoundation.org
  • ACEHealth
  • Old Dominion Racing Company
  • www.olddominionracing.com
  • November 6 VAM RUN flyer
  • VAM.RUN web site
  • OldDominionRacing
  • LASARRUS Clinic and Research Center, LLC
  • Leading leading pre-race warm-up at 5:30 PM and
  • 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
  • Whole Foods Market of Vienna
  • 143 Maple Ave East, Vienna VA (703-319-2000)
  • www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/vienna
  • WholeFoods
  • Read all about Carb BOOM! Energy Gels
  • CarbBoom!
  • Carb Boom! Energy Gels
  • Smell of Love Candles, LLC.
  • www.smelloflovecandles.com
  • SmellOfLove
  • Caboose Brewing Company
  • 520 Mill St NE, Vienna VA 22180
  • www.caboosebrewing.com
  • 703-865-8580
  • Caboose
  • =PR= Potomac River Running Store
  • www.PotomacRiverRunning.com
  • Eight stores in DC and Northern Virginia
  • PR
  • Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
  • www.nvrpa.org
  • NVRPA
  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
  • featuring roving naturalist David Garcia and the snake
  • www.novaparks.com/parks/meadowlark-botanical-gardens
  • Meadowlark
  • Friends of the W&OD Trail
  • www.wodfriends.org
  • FoWOD
  • Assisted by Friends of the W&OD Trail Patrol
  • TP
  • DC Capital Striders
  • DCCS
  • Paisano's Pizza, Tyson's Corner, 8603 Westwood Center Drive, Vienna, VA 22182 (703-714-9900)
  • www.paisanospizza.com/locations/pizza-tysons-corner
  • Paisanos

    GREEN UNIVERSITY™ is a trademark of Green University LLC (www.greenuniversity.net). Used by permission. All rights reserved

    Friends of ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute   Help your office win the award for most participants!
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    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


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

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

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