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2012 Bluemont 5K Set For Tuesday

by Aaron Kraut August 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm 2,462 26 Comments

The 2012 Bluemont 5K will start at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Belmont Park South Pavilion (399 N. Manchester Street).

The course is on both the Four Mile Run and Washington & Old Dominion trails and will wind back toward the South Pavilion. Online advance registration is open until 6 p.m. today (Monday) and is free for DC Road Runners members and $5 for non-members. On-site, day-of-race registration is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

There will be free parking, but Metro riders can take one of the 1-series buses from from the Ballston Metro to Wilson Boulevard and N. Manchester Street.

Check out the race page at DC Road Runners for more information.

  • bman


    • CrystalMikey

      Feet are allowed on the trails just as much as 2 thin tires.

      • bman

        Seriously, it’s time to hold 2 thin tires bike races on the trail.

        • bman

          Well, that’s not allowed. I found the application document.


          But I have failed to see notices on the trail.

          • Enough already

            Lets keep runners off the trails and bikes off the streets and sidewalks….. You’re argument is stupid.

          • Duder3

            YOUR grammar is stupid.

            You’re = you are.

            Your = second-person possessive.

    • SouthernPrincess

      Assuming you’re a biker….go bike somewhere where people appreciate rudeness from you on the trails.

  • Duder3

    Belmont Park?

    • bman

      west arlington, you need to get out more

      • Duder3

        No, it’s a typo, as they meant Bluemont Park. You need to read more.

        • bman


          nice catch.

    • DarkHeart

      Maybe Kegasus will show up.

  • nom de guerre

    “There will be free parking, but Metro riders can take one of the 1-series buses” Manufactured by BMW?

  • Wilbur

    I’m a cyclists. I think its great! SHARE THE TRAIL. It’s a wonderful park for everyone – and cyclists can get around it – maybe a few minutes of patience. But its all good!

    • CrystalMikey

      Well said Wilbur!

      • bman

        seriously? these people run (err, JOG/walk) 4-5 wide making it impossible to pass.

        you say “passing” and they look at you like, WHAT?

  • Ashton Heights

    …On your lef!

    • DarkHeart

      It is Arlington after all.

    • WeiQiang (bulletproof skull version)

      Why not, “On your Leffe!” ?

      • bman

        En su izquierda!?

      • biere belgique

        I prefer on your Orval!!

      • nom de guerre

        Auf der linken Seite!

  • Don Juan De Read the Article

    I can’t wait to have a hard-charging, middle-age dude huffing and chugging at me while I try to pass, going for some sort of “Over-the-hill” personal Gold.

  • Richard R.

    Oh, oh a 30/40 minute 7PM running event has turned into a critical writing against same trail bikers. Actually there are two kinds of bikers….causal social bikers and I-believe-I’m-a-professional (see my shirt) bikers. Considerration should be made between kinds of bikers as we do between walkers and runners. What is the percentage of “I-believe-I’m-a-professional” bikers that slow down when passing runners/walkers and/or signal when passing runners/walkers??? This question is for those of us who use the Arlington Co. trails. And, yes, I’ll be running the 5K tonight!


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