Run along the historic GW Parkway and end up with a celebratory beer at the beautiful Mount Vernon Estate. What better way to spend a Sunday?

Runners of all ages will love this opportunity to race alongside the Potomac River. This scenic course is unlike any other and you can register online to participate in either a 5K, 10K, or a free children's fun run. At the end of the day, you get a finisher's medal, bragging rights, and some great memories of this historic course.

children running

Event Details

WHEN: Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 7:50 a.m. start time for the 5K | 8:05 a.m. start time for the 10K
WHERE: Texas Gate at Mount Vernon | 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway | Mount Vernon, VA
REGISTRATION FEE: $50 before August 29 | $60 if purchased August 30-September 7 | $65 on September 8 | FREE for children registered for the Fun Run
PARKING: Free surface lots
SOCIAL MEDIA TAG: #gwpatriotrun

race finish line

Know Before You Go

  • Get there early! Road closures for the race will make a northbound approach up GW Parkway impossible. If you're cutting it close to the start time, take Route 1 and head down to Mount Vernon by the Grist Mill.
  • The children's Fun Run is free, but you must register each child who wants to participate.
  • You must be 21 to consume alcohol at the finish line; be prepared to provide identification if asked.
  • Unless you are directed to an overflow parking area, do not park in bus lanes.

George Washington, runners, race

**All of the photos in this article are by Stephen Elliot and courtesy of the Mount Vernon website. 

For more information, or to view the course map, visit the Mount Vernon event page for the race.

Do you do the George Washington Patriot Run every year? What is your favorite part of the course, or do you just go to have a beer with GW? Drop a comment and let us know!