Fletcher's Cove parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, at 4940 Canal Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20007, which is accessible via the Capital Crescent bicycle trail. The course is run on a mixture of packed earth and gravel paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.
Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.
Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.
The course is a simple out and back route that runs 2.5 km northwest along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath and back. It starts just north of the footbridge that connects the Towpath with the toilet facility and upper car park. The course is flat and uniform in width except for an area about 70 meters long approximately 1.5 km from the start where it splits into a concrete causeway (out) and wooden bridge (back).
All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.
Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.
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