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Holiday Lights Run - 2018

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Arc’teryx Washington, DC Store

1099 H Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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DC Capital Striders Holiday Lights Run 2018

When: Tuesday Evening, December 18, 2018

When: Runner check in between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM

Where: Arcteryx Store - Washington DC - 1099 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

At Arcteryx:

Participants will check in at the check-in table. Participants will receive a DCCS logo'd BUFF. Participants will receive a RED wristband to be used later to collect raffle ticket at Mackey's Pub (explained below)

Participants are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for children between 3 and 13 years old to be collected by Salvation Army Volunteer staff. All toys will be donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. Participants will receive a raffle ticket. One winner will receive a FREE pair of Arcteryx Trail Running Shoes which will be raffled off before we start running.

Participants will have a place to store their coats and/or bags - PLEASE do not bring any valuables. You will receive a GREEN wristband that will have a number on it associated with your belongings to be collected when you return to Arcteryx. The store nor DC Capital Striders will be held liable for your belongings.

Participants will split up into pace groups. Less than and up to 8 minutes per mile (mm), 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, above 13 mm (7 pace groups) - you will see pace group leaders with signs.

Participants can gather inside the store or on the sidewalk in front of store or alongside it.

Pace groups will begin leaving the store around 6:30 PM after announcements have been made and the raffle winner has been drawn.

A Song Booklet PDF will be sent to all participants prior to the event.

The Course:


Distance: 4.2 miles

Written Turn By Turn Directions:

Leave Arcteryx Store – Corner of 11th and H Street NW

Go Down 11th Street NW


Make LEFT onto 15th STREET NW

GO INTO the ELLIPSE – stop in front of the National Holiday Tree (SING A FEW SONGS)

Leave ELLIPSE on South Side and head to CONSTITUTION Avenue

Make LEFT to 17th Street

CROSS CONSTITUTION AVENUE and head to front of WW2 Memorial (SING A FEW SONGS)

HEAD UP RIGHT SIDE OF PATH of Washington Monument on the National Mall

RUN ALONG Jefferson Avenue towards Capitol Building

Go around Reflecting Pool

Make LEFT in front of Capitol Building (SING A FEW SONGS AT Holiday Tree)


Make RIGHT onto 11th STREET NW and head back up to Store (corner of 11th and H Street NW)

Runners will ARRIVE back at Acteryx between 7:15 PM and 8:15 PM (approximate)

Participants will pick up their gear/clothing.

**********AFTER EVENT PARTY!!!! (8:30 pm til ????)****************

Participants will come to Mackey's Irish Pub -

1306 G Street, NW

At Mackey's Pub, we will have the entire downstairs area and bar.

Mackey's Pub will be offering us their full bar and full menu with drink and food specials.

Each participant will be responsible for their own check/bill.

At Mackey's Pub:

With your wristband, you will pick up a raffle ticket and receive a pair of Wrightsocks. Find a table, seats and start eating and/or drinking.

DCCS will begin a raffle approximately at 9 PM which will include in-kind donations from partners/sponsors.

Some items include:

FREE ENTRIES to Rock and Roll Half/Full Marathon here in DC - March 2019

Run Goo Tubes

Roll Recovery R3


Autographed Book

REI Flash Pack

Mackey's Pub Gift Cards

Sugar Shack Gift Certificates

Running Warehouse Gift Cards

Hoka One One Shoes

Potomac River Running Store Gift Cards

** More Prizes to Come **

Please wear festive holiday gear! Wear reflective lights!!

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Arc’teryx Washington, DC Store

1099 H Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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