Annual Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship

  • Rules of the series
  • Frequently-Asked Questions
  • We always need volunteers - please call Mike Cannon (910-261-8446) or write m.maurice.cannon@gmail.com or use this handy form to volunteer for our races
  • 2017 Ed Barron Series
  • 2017 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship results after 3 races
  • PVTC's 2017 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship includes 5 races:
    COMPLETED!
  • Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - By George 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
  • Location: East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
  • Maps: Google Map | USATF-certified course DC11002RT | Printable Map
  • Awards: Cherry pies for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: www.pvtc.org/20170211.html
    COMPLETED!
  • NOTE DATE CHANGE
  • Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Easter Classic 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
  • Location: Bluemont Park, 325 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA
  • Maps: Map | USATF-certified course VA08016RT | GMAP
  • Awards: Chocolate Easter bunnies for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: www.pvtc.org/20170409.html




    COMPLETED!
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Go Fourth 8K (7:30 AM)
  • Location: Centennial Park, 131 Church Street NE, Vienna VA
  • A 2017 RacePacket Grand Prix event
  • Maps: Map | Course GMAP | USATF Course Map
  • Awards: Patriotic-themed awards for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • USATF Potomac Valley Association 2017 8-Kilometer Championship
  • Results: www.racepacket.com/rsltwrap1.php?id=7737
  • Photos: www.facebook.com/pg/racepacket/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1548670235185480
    UPCOMING!
  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Cranberry Crawl 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
  • Location: Carderock Recreation Area, near Potomac MD
  • Maps: Google Map
  • Awards: Cranberry loaves for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: Published later in the day at www.pvtc.org/20171118.html
  • Packet pick-up: Race day only, opens at 6:45 AM.
  • Time limit: Must finish by 9:30 AM
  • Field limit: The first 300 entrants. No race-day registration. Please pre-register:
    Enter on-line | Express registration | Enter by mail (DOC) | PDF

    UPCOMING!
  • Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - Christmas Caper 5K run or race walk (7:50 AM) & 10K run (no 10K race walk) (8:00 AM)
  • Location: East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
  • Maps: Google Map | USATF-certified course DC11002RT | Printable Map | Pre-race Instructions
  • Awards: Christmas ornaments for top 3 in 10-year age groups (men and women), plus racewalkers
  • Results: Published later in the day at www.pvtc.org/20171216.html
  • Packet pick-up: Race day only, opens at 6:45 AM
  • Field limit: The first 300 entrants. No race-day registration. Please pre-register:
    | Enter on-line | Express registration

  • Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship rules
  • Ed Barron header label template DOCX
  • 2016 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 4 races (Christmas Caper was snowed out)
  • 2015 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races
  • 2014 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races
  • 2013 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races
  • 2012 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races | DOC | Volunteer points | DOC
  • 2011 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races | DOC | Volunteer points | DOC
  • 2010 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races | DOC | Volunteer points | DOC
  • 2009 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races | DOC | Volunteer points | DOC
  • 2008 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races | Press release
  • 2007 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races
  • Send additions or corrections


  • Frequently-asked questions:
      How do I register?
    • Since our distance races are on National Park Service grounds, We cannot offer race-day registration onsite.
    • Until two weeks before each race, entries are $5.00 for members of PVTC, $10.00 for all others.
    • Then, up to three days before the race, entries are $10 for members, $15 for all others.
    • Then up to race day, entries are $20 for all.
      I see that Active.com offers additional options besides registration. What are they?
    • BEFORE YOU REGISTER ON-LINE, PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE:
    • Q1. Active.com invites you to Sign Up for Free Newsletters.
    • A1. You can click OFF the black boxes to the left of those invitations.

    • Q2. Active.com invites you to subscribe to magazines.
    • A2. You can skip past that section.

    • Q3. Active.com invites you to Protect Your Registration Fees by buying event insurance. The YES bar is orange, and the NO is right below.
    • A3. You can click NO.

    • Q4. Active.com invites you to buy a subscription to Active Advantage. YES is in big letters, and NO is in small letters in a grey box.
    • A4. You can click NO.
      Can I enter by mail?
    • Yes. Download and print the mail-in entry form, fill it out, write a check to PVTC, and mail the form and the check to PVTC, c/o Jay Jacob Wind, 611 South Ivy Street, Arlington VA 22204-2429
      Should I enter by mail?
    • It's a trade-off. You will save the transacton fee, minimum $3.25 | See a detailed explanation of Active.com's transaction fees
    • Entering on-line gives you instant confirmation of your registration and subsequent confirmation
    • Entering by mail runs the risk of your letter not arriving, or our club secretary missing your letter, plus you have to use a $0.47 stamp
    • The choice is yours
      What do I do on race day?
    • Our 5K races start at 7:50 AM; our 10K races start at 8:00 AM. Go Fourth is only one 8K race at 7:30 AM.
    • Race-day packet pick-up begins on-site one hour before the race.
    • Allow time to find parking, pick up your bib number, and get to the start.
    • Our races are on park roads and paths, open to the public. Be courteous to other park users.
    • We expect about 300 participants at our distance races.
      How Do I Run a Race Using a Bib Number, not a timing chip?
    • Read the answer
    • Please don't remove the tear-off tag at the bottom of your bib number. We collect those tags at the finish line to score the race.
    • At races when we offer 5K and 10K, please mark "5K" or "10K" on the bottom of your bib number.
    • If you are a race walker, please mark "RW" on the bottom of your bib number.
      How do I get to East Potomac Park Golf Course?
    • Address: 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington DC
    • Directions: From I-395 north, take East Potomac Park exit, turn left at Buckeye Drive, turn right at Ohio Drive, turn right into golf course parking.
    •       From Independence Avenue, turn south at Ohio Drive (West Potomac Park). Cross over Tidal Inlet Bridge. turn left at Buckeye Drive, turn right at Ohio Drive, turn right into golf course parking.
    • Course: Our 5K is out'n'back once; our 10K is out'n'back twice
    • Bag Check: Available behind the registration table.
    • Refreshments: We host a water station at the registration area before the start and finish and at the 5K point in the 10K
  • For more information, write race director Mike Cannon or call 910-261-8446.