" Spring Strip 5K

Spring Strip 5K

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Location: Washington, DC (Georgetown - Alexandria Aqueduct)

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.


 runner prepares for her race on the Alexandria Aqueduct--Start/Finish of the Spring Strip
Photo by Chris Leyen (RacePacket)

About the Spring Strip:

Spring Strip is a one-of-a-kind clothing drive. Three 'strip stations' along the 5k course (optional) and one at the finish line provide you an opportunity to do a little spring cleaning and donate to a good cause at the same time. Join RacePacket for this fun flat 5K run along the C&O Canal Towpath starting and finishing at the Alexandria Aqueduct in Georgetown.

Happy Hour Packet Pick-up and Post-Race Brunch:
Get to know your fellow runners before the race on Sunday! Join the RacePacket team and all those racing with us on Sunday at packet pick-up and happy hour at Mr. Smith's - the friendliest restaurant and piano bar in town.

After the race is over and the awards are presented, join us at 10:30 A.M. at Mr. Smith's for post-race brunch where your coupon will give you 15% off your food order

Happy Hour Packet Pickup and Post-Race Brunch Location/Time

PPU: Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:30 pm-7:00pm
Post-Race Brunch: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mr. Smith's of Georgetown
3205 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Early Registration:
$30 before April 15th
Late Registration:
$35 on or after April 15th
Family/Group Registration:
Save 10% when you register with a 3 or more other runners
Local Running Club Discount:

Are you a member of a local running club? We love to give our fellow runners a break.
Have your president email 
bob@racepacket.com to set up a discount code for your club.

Getting to The Start/Finish
From M Street: walk South on 34th Street. Cross the ramp over the canal and go West 2 blocks on the C&O Canal Towpath.
From Water Street/K Street: Take the steps up to the C&O Towpath from the West end of Water street (where it dead-ends and turns into the Capital Crescent) The steps are across the street from the Potomac Boat Club.

Race T-Shirt:

All runners who register by April 17th will be guaranteed a Spring Strip T-Shirt, just in case you go all out in the race.


All clothing donations go to the Purple Heart Foundation, supporting our Wounded Warriors.


Overall and Age Group Awards will be provided.


Join the Party

If you are interested in setting up a booth at this year’s Spring Strip race, volunteering on Race Day, or otherwise contributing, please email patmoran@fitizen.org

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Last Year's Volunteers and Winners:

For further information contact: Bob Platt bob@racepackete.com

Race Web Site: http://www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=5371

Other Information: We’re pleased to announce the third annual 2017 Spring Strip. Throughout your run, you’ll pass checkpoints, known affectionately as “Strip Stations,” where you’ll be asked to donate an article of clothing to be given to America’s veterans in need. Layer up, or you might not have anything left for the party at Mr. Smith's afterwards! Participants will receive coupons for 20% of their food at the brunch following the run.

On-Line Registration