At first I was a little confused. While multiple running races do happen on the same day, most weekends you can race in any ‘DC ‘burb, its rare to have two races in the same town on the same day. Yet this weekend, that’s what’s happening in Alexandria on Saturday.
First up at 8am is the Alexandria Inaugural 5K and 10K starting at Windsor at Arbors, 5200 Duke Street. Explore the Alexandria neighborhood and complete a local 5K or 10K for fun. Cash prizes for top winners as well as the first three winners in each age group.
If you’re quick enough, and for the 5K you really should be, you can enter the second race right afterwards, the Gulf Coast Relief 5k at 9:00am in Oronoco Bay Park. You can join Old Town neighbors in a run along the Potomac to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. 100% of the proceeds from this run will be donated to the American Red Cross disaster relief effort.
Once you’re done with these races, doing either 10k or 15k in what Accuweather says will be a beautiful day with intervals of clouds and sunshine, I say get your ass to the Blue and White for a Chicken Shack lunch. Straight to your heart & kill you super saturated fats cooking that you’ll be more than deserving right about then.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs