Course - Run

The Run - 10K

The Nation’s Triathlon run course is flat and very fast.

The run takes athletes along the Potomac River, across the Tidal Basin, by the Washington Channel, and passes the Smithsonian Museums, the US Treasury, the National Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Washington Monument the National Mall, the Jefferson Memorial and more.  Five aid stations are spaced approximately one mile apart serving electrolytes, water and GU. Based on athlete feedback we have placed the run finish next to the transition area to minimize the amount of travel after the race.

According to a 2008 participant:

"The course was beautiful and easy to follow and understand. Washington D.C. is an amazing place to visit. The experience was fun!"

course map run
  1. Runners head south on Ohio Dr
  2. thru the finish line area
  3. around Haines Pt
  4. north on Ohio Dr
  5. north on 15th
  6. turnaround prior to Constitution
  7. south on 15th
  8. south on E Basin
  9. north on Ohio
  10. turn right into the finish area.

Run Rules/Regulations

  1. No headphones, music devices or electronic devices of any kind are allowed onto the course.
  2. No outside assistance is permitted. You are permitted to bring family members or friends across the finish line with you provided they join you at the beginning of the finish line chute.
  3. Course closes promptly at 1pm. Any runners not yet across the finish line will be picked up in a sag vehicle or required to move off the course and onto the sidewalk.
  4. Emergency conditions may occur during race. Please pay attention to your surroundings for indication of the need to clear the course or take other instructed action.
  5. Respect the land. Do not litter. Trash cans are available at every aid station.

Finish Line Procedures

  1. The finish line area will be filled with spectators, family and friends and the energy level will be high. Please enjoy the moment and do not elbow your way, or shoulder your way, past others in this area.
  2. Finish strong and run completely through the finish line arch.
  3. Your picture is being taken by ASI Photo and lots of spectators and friends. Look happy, raise your arms and get into it. Remember don’t look at your watch! We will be keeping time for you.
  4. Keep moving through the finish line chute. It’s important that you walk a bit before stopping. Medical personnel will be watching you and volunteers will be assisting you. If you feel sick, faint or need any assistance immediately call out for help.
  5. Remove and return your race-chip if you borrowed one. The timing company will charge you a $35 dollar replacement fee if you take it home with you.
  6. Grab some water to help cool you off.
  7. Exit the finish line area and walk towards the back of the Finish Festival to retrieve your race day bag, get some food and grab a post race massage. Relax, hang out with your family and friends and change your clothes in the athlete change tent.
  8. High five yourself on the way home for a job well done!
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