Spring Strip 5K

Washington, DC

We’re pleased to announce the third annual 2017 Spring Strip. Throughout your run, you’ll pass checkpoints, known affectionately as “Strip Stations,” where you’ll be asked to donate an article of clothing to be given to America’s veterans in need. Layer up, or you might not have anything left for the party at Mr. Smith's afterwards!

 runner prepares for her race on the Alexandria Aqueduct--Start/Finish of the Spring Strip
Photo by Chris Leyen (RacePacket)

About the Spring Strip:

Spring Strip is a one-of-a-kind clothing drive. Three 'strip stations' along the 5k course (optional) and one at the finish line provide you an opportunity to do a little spring cleaning and donate to a good cause at the same time. Join RacePacket for this fun flat 5K run along the C&O Canal Towpath starting and finishing at the Alexandria Aqueduct in Georgetown.

Early Registration:
$30 before April 14 
Late Registration:
$35 on or after April 14
Family/Group Registration:
Save 10% when you register with a 3 or more other runners
Local Running Club Discount:

Are you a member of a local running club? We love to give our fellow runners a break.
Have your president email 
bob@racepacket.com to set up a discount code for your club.

Getting to The Start/Finish
From M Street: walk South on 34th Street. Cross the ramp over the canal and go West 2 blocks on the C&O Canal Towpath.
From Water Street/K Street: Take the steps up to the C&O Towpath from the West end of Water street (where it dead-ends and turns into the Capital Crescent) The steps are across the street from the Potomac Boat Club.

Race T-Shirt:

All runners who register by April 14th will be guaranteed a Spring Strip T-Shirt, just in case you go all out in the race.


All clothing donations go to the Purple Heart Foundation, supporting our Wounded Warriors.

Post race brunch:
Runners will receive coupons worth 20% off your food order at Mr. Smith's 3205 K Street NW.  Mr. Smith's opens at 11 a.m.


Join the Party

If you are interested in setting up a booth at this year’s Spring Strip race, volunteering on Race Day, or otherwise contributing, please email bob@racepacket.com


When & Where

Apr 21, 2018


9:00 AM

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