Press Release

Release Date: Mar 15, 2016

Spark Fitness at 5K Fridays


Weekly 5K Races Return to Crystal City on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – The DC area’s fittest happy hour returns to Crystal City this April with weekly 5K races at 6:30pm every Friday. Presented by the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Pacers Running and sponsored by the Boeing Company, 5K Fridays offers the perfect opportunity to get a healthy start to the weekend.

"Boeing is thrilled to be sponsoring this year's 5K Fridays Race Series in honor of a century of innovation in flight and aerospace," said Todd Yeatts, Manager, Government Operations at the Boeing Company. "Our Crystal City campus is perfectly situated not only to welcome runners along the race route, but also to celebrate our commitment to the Arlington community."

The 5K Fridays race route is flat and fast traveling through the heart of Crystal City along Crystal Drive and up past Long Bridge Park, the County’s newest regional park. Also along the way, runners will pass The Boeing Company’s Long Bridge Facility, this year’s event sponsor. After the race, runners can stick around for a collection of area bar and restaurant specials exclusively for runners.

Crystal City 5K Fridays Details

When: Every Friday in April, starting at 6:30 PM
Location: 2121 Crystal Drive
Fees: Early Bird Pricing (Ends March 31st) - $20 per race
$75 for the series (includes technical t-shirt) – available through April 8th race
Course: The USATF-certified course runs along Crystal Drive starting and finishing across at the Courtyard along Crystal Drive, Crystal City’s main street.
Restaurant/Bar Deals: Information on specials at area restaurants and bars will be available on-site and announced via social media.
Road Closure Information: A number of area roads will be closed for approximately 90 minutes. Specific details will be posted at and via social media - @ccbid and
Social Media: For up-to-date information about 5K Fridays, “like” Crystal City on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram - @ccbid. Like Crystal City on Facebook and interact with us on Twitter using #5KFridays. Guests who take photos during the event and post to Twitter or Instagram using #5KFridays and tagging @CCBID and @RunPacers will be eligible to win great prizes.


About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit

About The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

About Pacers Running
Pacers is committed to a healthier, happier community. We believe running is a fun, accessible conduit for improving our lives and the communities we live in. We host a variety of running events throughout the year, provide various training and exercise programs around Washington DC, and recommend quality running gear to keep you going.