The Washington, DC James W. Foley Freedom Run/Walk 5K will take place on Sunday, October 15th at Anacostia Park
Anacostia Park encompasses 1,200 acres along the Anacostia River and has a river trail and other running paths that are well-marked for the 5K race. Potomac River Running has certified the racecourse with the USA Track and Field Association. The course will begin at 1500 Anacostia Drive, and is an “out and back” course, which is considered “flat and fast” by race enthusiasts.
Day of Registration and Check in: 7:00 AM - JWFLF cannot take donations or funds of any kind within Anacostia Park. Payment for day of registraion can be made by QR code or billing.
Road closure into park: 7:45 AM
Nearest parking to race start is in the Roller Rink Parking Lot
Take the John Philip Sousa Bridge = 295/Pennsylvania Avenue bridge.
As you are coming off the bridge, take exit 2B State Highway 295N
Merge onto State Highway 295
Take exit 1A for Pennsylvania Avenue E
Merge into Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Then a quick right, almost immediate, onto Fairlawn Avenue SE
In a block, at the Cube Smart Storage building, take a right onto Nicholson Street SE
Turn right onto Anacostia Drive SE and the race site is about 0.2 miles, with parking off to the right.
Coming from North or West:
Take the 11th Street Bridge over the Anacostia
Head Southeast on 11th Street SE/Martin Luther king jr. Avenue SE
Turn right onto Good Hope Road SE
Turn right onto Anacostia Drive
Destination is on the right in 0.3 miles
From South or West:
Take the Frederick Douglass Bridge, leading to South Capitol Street SE
At traffic circle, take 5th exit to South Capitol Street SE
At the next traffic circle, take the 3rd exit to onto Anacostia Drive SE