05/26/2012 - 1:00pm
05/26/2012 - 6:00pm
Welcome to the 2012 Alexandria Running Festival
Agenda of Activities
1:00 – 5:30 PM - Registration & Packet Pickup - Alexandria Westin, 2nd Floor
Pick up your bib number, timing tag, goodie bag, and t-shirt.
1:00 – 5:30 PM - Alexandria Running Festival Expo - Alexandria Westin, 2nd Floor
Exhibitors include: Grant Thornton LLP, Competitor Group, Potomac River Running Store, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon, Fast Track Therapy, Fit Pro Massage, H2 Kinetics, High Cloud Foundation, Asha for Education, Iqraa, Fund for Alexandria's Children, and many more!
1:00 – 5:45 PM - College of Running, Alexandria Westin, 2nd Floor
|Nutrition and Hydration for Runners||1:00-1:45 PM||Rebecca Mohning, MS, RD, LD Founder of Expert Nutrition|
|Injury Prevention for Runners||2:00-2:45 PM||Jolene Walsh, Fast Track Therapy|
|Amp your Marathon Training||3:00-3:45 PM||Walt Cline MS, CSCS Owner/Founder H2 Kinetics LLC|
|The Art of Athletic Massage||4:00-4:45 PM||Robin C. Dennis, NCTMB|
|The Marathon Man of India||5:00-5:45 PM||Dr. Ashis Roy|
A 4th Generation iPod will be raffled at the College of Running; each seminar attended earns you a raffle ticket.
Getting to the Westin:
The Westin is located in the "new downtown" of Alexandria, between Duke Street and Eisenhower Avenue, 3 blocks away from the start/finish of all ARF 2012 races, and about 2.5 blocks from King Street Metro, and 3 blocks from Eisenhower Ave. Metro: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/area/map.html?propertyID=1718. The Telegraph Road Exit of I-95/495 (the Capitol Beltway), or Duke Street west from Old Town Alexandria, are probably the best driving routes to get to the Westin. Due to the overwhelming success of ARF, we expect 1000+ people at the Expo on Saturday, and we hope many of them will take Metrorail to the Expo.
Parking for the Expo (Saturday, May 26):
All parking at Westin is valet; however the valet service runs 24 hours.
Registered overnight guests: $24/day WITH in/out privileges
Day Guests (visitors to the Expo not staying overnight): $10/day WITHOUT in/out privileges pay $10 every time you ask for valet parking
Other Expo parking options:
Colonial Parking garage on 1925 Ballenger Ave. 1½ blocks from the Westin. Parking garage will be on the left side and the entrance is right before “Robeks Smoothie Shop.” On Saturday – Open from 8AM - 1AM. Closed on Sundays.
Hoffman Center Parking Garage Structure: $1 parking starting on Friday, after 4:30pm, all day Saturday & Sunday.
Nearby street parking is free Saturdays and Sunday; may be limited number of spaces.
400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314