‘Dash for Dad’ Race to Close Streets in Pentagon City

by ARLnow.com June 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm 4,222 12 Comments

Hundreds of runners will celebrate Father’s Day with a race in Pentagon City.

The Dash for Dad, organized by Pacers in partnership with ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer, consists of three separate events: a four mile run starting at 8:30 a.m., a one mile fun walk at 8:35 a.m., and a kids dash at 9:30 a.m. for those eight years and under.

Participants can register individually or as a daddy-daughter or father-son team. There will be prizes for the top-finishing father-daughter and father-son teams of various age groups.

At the one mile mark of the four mile race, participants can “tie one on for dad” — they can select and tie a necktie, then wear it for the remainder of the race. The top three fastest male and female tie tiers will receive prizes.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 17, and will start in front of Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce Street). After the race, there will be a post-race party at Pentagon Row.

Advance registration is $35 for the four miler, $12 for the one mile course, and $10 for the kids dash.

To accommodate the race, Arlington County police will be closing two stretches of road from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. S. Joyce Street will be closed between 15th Street S. and Army Navy Drive, and Army Navy Drive will be closed between S. Joyce Street and 25th Street S.

Photo by Swim Bike Run Photography

  • Nunya

    How many MILFs will be running? Or is it like the dog races with a bunny MILF leading the pack?

    • Bryce

      That’s a couple of clown questions, bro.

    • Dad

      She’s a MIGF to me. 😉

      • true

        you mean a MI’msodamntiredofFing

        • Dad

          Not tired yet.

          Prostate’s working great too.

  • CrystalMikey

    Hopefully I’m a bit faster with my tie this year.

    • YTK

      Your Father’s Day Tie?

  • JB

    Is there a prize if you run the whole race with your dad on your shoulders?

    When I read you could “tie one on for dad” at the 1 mile mark I was hoping that meant Trev would be there handing out Miller Lites

  • ArmLancestrong

    I’m sorry but $35 for a 4-mile race is the plastic deformation point on my price sensitivity curve.

  • Scott

    Thanks for posting this -I’m in

  • Michael H.

    Looks interesting. I might have signed up but I want to take an easy week after the Crystal Ride last weekend. Good luck to everyone running.

  • YTK

    Only thing I love more than the road closings are the Metro track Work delays on the weekend. @$%^#@! to both


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