6:00 AM this Saturday.
Please consider either volunteering for a water station or recruit someone to help us out with a water station this year. We need folks for the super long runs. Below is the volunteer sign up url. I'm volunteering for our 22 miler, but will need one more person. We need two volunteers for the 22, 20, 18, and 16 milers.
July 16 - Capitol to Haines Point - 14 miler
Route is approximately 14.25 miles
~ Head out of home base heading toward VA Route 27
~ Cut back (left) to Arlington Cemetery to pick up VA 110 Trail
~ Turn right onto VA 110 Trail to Iwo Jima
~ Follow path to Netherlands Carillon, turn right towards Iwo Jima
~ Go toward the left at Iwo Jima and go through parking lot until you get to the sidewalk on N Meade Street
~ Turn right on N Meade Street, crossing over Route 50
~ Follow sidewalk into Rosslyn, staying to the right to join with Lynn Street
~ Continue on Lynn Street across Key Bridge into Georgetown
~ At the end of Key Bridge, turn right onto M Street eastbound to Wisconsin Ave.
~ Turn right onto Wisconsin Ave. and across K St and parking lot.
~ Turn left onto the River Trail through Washington Harbor to Thompson's Boathouse.
~ Turn left *before* the boathouse to reach Rock Creek Trail
~ Turn right on Rock Creek Trail towards the Kennedy Center
~ Go past the Kennedy Center to the Lincoln Memorial
~ At the Lincoln Memorial cross Rock Creek Parkway at crosswalk BEFORE the stairs and Memorial Bridge
~ Follow sidewalk along semi-circular road along north side of Lincoln Memorial (there’s construction here now so just follow the â€˜pedestrian’ signs until you get to Constitution Ave)
~ Turn right onto Constitution Avenue eastbound.
~ Follow Constitution Ave east all the way to where Constituation Ave merges with Pennsylvania Ave (just before 4th St)
~ Stay on Pennsylvania Ave to 3rd St SW (before Capitol)
~ Turn right onto 3rd Street SW; take that to Jefferson Drive, S.W. (about one block)
~ Turn right onto Jefferson Drive sidewalk; take it west to 15th Street.
~ Turn left onto 15th St and take that south all the way to the Tidal Basin.
~ Cross Maine Avenue, bear left, and continue clockwise around the Tidal Basin for a short distance (before Jefferson Memorial) turn left onto Ohio Drive and follow along the north side of Haines Point.
~ Go all the way to the Awakening Statue and return to Jefferson Memorial along the south side of Ohio Drive, crossing under highway and metro bridges until you find the path along Basin Drive to your right.
~ Follow this toward the Jefferson Memorial and continue to bear to the right to pick up trail leading to the 14th Street Bridge
~ Go across the 14th Street Bridge, back to the Mt. Vernon Trail.
~ Turn right onto Mt. Vernon Trail (northbound) toward Memorial Bridge.
~ The spur will intersect the VA-27 trail leading away from Memorial Bridge. Turn left onto the VA-27 Trail, and proceed south again to Home Base.
~ Follow the VA 27 Trail back to Home Base
Known Restrooms: Iwo Jima, Public Establishments in Rosslyn, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Haines Point