Run

The streets of any great neighborhood are always filled with joggers and Crystal City is no exception! Access to the Mount Vernon Trail, Long Bridge Park, and safe, pedestrian-friendly streets make for the perfect jogging environment. The neighborhood also plays host to some of the best area races including the Marine Corps Marathon, the Crystal City Twilighter 5K, and the 5K Fridays series. So strap on your shoes and hit the pavement with Crystal RUN in Crystal City.





Run Events

4/4/2014 – 4/25/2014
5K Fridays

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Past Events

4/5/2013
5K Friday
10/28/2012
Marine Corps Marathon
This year's Marine Corps Marathon features a family- friendly fall festival with a variety of activities including the arts and crafts with the National Children's Museum, face painting, moonbounces, balloon animals, circus activities and more!
7/21/2012
Crystal City Twilighter
The 5th Crystal City Twilighter 5k will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8:30pm. One of only a few evening races in the area, this event has proven popular among running and fitness enthusiasts. The Crystal City Twilighter offers mile splits, Facebook results posting, photos, two water stops, technical tees, post-race food and beverages, and a great party atmosphere.
4/6/2012 – 4/27/2012
5K Fridays
The Crystal Run 5k Fridays race series is back! Join the Crystal City BID and Pacers Running Stores every Friday in April at 6:30PM for one of the most popular and fun 5k races in the metro area! Racers will run a professionally timed and certified course along a fast and fun route through Crystal City! Be brave and run all four— competing each week to beat your previous time and start your weekends off with a Fit start!
10/30/2011
36th Annual Marine Corps Marathon
Come out and give runners a boost for miles 22 and 23! This year's Marine Corps Marathon features a family-friendly fall festival.
9/30/2011
5K Friday
4/1/2011
5K Fridays
The Crystal Run 5k Fridays race series is back! Join the Crystal City BID and Pacers Running Stores every Friday in April at 6:30PM for one of the most popular and fun 5k races in the metro area! Racers will run a professionally timed and certified course along a fast and fun route through Crystal City! Be brave and run all five— competing each week to beat your previous time and start your weekends off with a Fit start!
10/31/2010
35th Annual Marine Corps Marathon
Come out and give runners a boost for miles 22 and 23! This year's Marine Corps Marathon features a family-friendly fall festival.
4/23/2010
Red Dress Run at 5K Friday
Don your LITTLE RED DRESS for the April 23rd 5K Fridays race! Honoring the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, we are asking everyone to have some fun with us while looking extra hot and fashionable for the Friday's run.
10/25/2009
34th Annual Marine Corps Marathon
Looking for a great place to watch your runner on race day? Check out Crystal Run at 18th and Crystal Drive!
7/25/2009
Crystal City Twilighter
Join us for the second running of the Crystal City Twilighter 5K on Saturday, July 25 at 8:00pm. The Crystal City Twilighter, held in downtown Crystal City, Arlington, is the area’s premier twilight event with a flat course, great runner premiums and perks, and a fabulous after party.
5/1/2009
5k Fridays
For five consecutive Friday’s, runners of all abilities are invited to Get Fit, Get Health, and Get Green at “5K Fridays” starting at 6:30 PM in Crystal City on April 3rd. Each race is $15, but runners can sign up in advance for all five for only $50. Online registration will shut off promptly at 2:00pm on Friday. You may register in person on race day ($15/event or $50/series) from 5:30pm to 6:15pm at 2121 Crystal Drive. Bibs & timing tags will be available for pick up starting at 5:30pm at 2121 Crystal Drive.