Races to Run: Love the Run You’re With 5k

What: Love the Run You’re With 5k

When: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 9 a.m.

Where: Pentagon Row, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA (Metro accessible by the Pentagon and Pentagon City stops on the blue from Virginia only!and yellow lines. Weekend track work will close the blue and orange lines between DC and VA, but you can still take the yellow line from DC.)

Why: Do I even have to say it?

Monkey shirt!

Details: This is an all-new race for 2010. It’s an out-and-back course that starts on Joyce Street and is run almost entirely on Army Navy Drive.

It starts at the Pentagon Row shopping center on Joyce St.

Runners will line up in the street in front of these shops.

And then head north on Joyce


before turning left on Army Navy. Army Navy is a huge, steep hill. The pictures are kind of dark (iPhone at dusk = sorry)

You can see the road cresting way up at the top of the photo, right?

There’s some downhill on the other side

But that just means you have to run up it before you get to the end.

Here’s the turnaround–there are some rolling hills between the big uphill and here.

This is an approximation.

Of course a giant uphill at the beginning means a giant downhill at the end, but my overall impression is that this will be a challenging course.

Tips: As Coach George would say, start slow and finish fast! You can often get away with going out fast and holding on in a 5k, but charging up the enormous hill could kick your ass. You should be able to make up any time you lose going up by coming down it fast in both directions.

And of course, be sure to get to packet pick-up early, so you can choose between all three shirt designs.


8 responses to this post.

  1. I’m not a fan of 5Ks, so will not be running, but I am planning to volunteer for it. I assume you are running it, so have a great race!


    • Posted by lizard151 on January 28, 2010 at 5:08 pm

      Hope to see you there! I, too, hate 5ks, but they’re all I can do right now. Except I’m totally going to do the 10k on Saturday and the mile on Monday. I’m always game for a stupid, potentially injurious running challenge.


  2. Blurg. Hills.


  3. I’ll be there, but only because there’s a monkey on the shirt. Not looking forward to the hills.


    • Posted by lizard151 on January 28, 2010 at 5:09 pm

      Just think about how cute you’ll look as you run up the hills. I can’t believe Josh is going to do it!


  4. […] very vain). So I’m off these pills as of now and looking forward to a good showing in the Love the Run You’re With 5k! I’m hoping to revise my goal down from 30+ minutes […]


  5. Liz
    Due to snow had to postpone to Feb 28. Was hoping you could let your network know. Details on our site. Thanks!


  6. […] worry. You’ll still get your monkey shirt and to run up that giant hill. (A big thanks to Pacers and Arlington County for rescheduling instead of just […]


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