Holiday Lights Run 2019
Each year since 2009, DCCS has hosted a holiday lights charity run in December. We raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and collect new, unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. We have raised over $20,000 for St. Jude since 2009 and have collected well over 1000 toys for children. Please consider joining us this year!
When: Tuesday Evening, December 17, 2019
When: Runner check in between 5:45 PM and 6:30 PM
Where: Arcteryx Store - Washington DC - 1099 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Participants will check in at the check-in table. Participants will receive a pair of Wrightsocks (gender and size specific - just let volunteer know your preferred size). Participants will receive a RED wristband to be used later to collect raffle ticket at Mackey's Pub (explained below)
Participants are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for children between 3 and 13 years old to be collected by Salvation Army Volunteer staff. All toys will be donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. Participants will receive a raffle ticket at Arcteryx. One winner will receive a FREE pair of Arcteryx Trail Running Shoes which will be raffled off before we start running.
Participants will have a place to store their coats and/or bags - PLEASE do not bring any valuables. You will receive a ticket with a number on it associated with your belongings to be collected when you return to Arcteryx. The store nor DC Capital Striders will be held liable for your belongings.
Participants will split up into pace groups. Less than and up to 8 minutes per mile (mm), 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, above 13 mm (7 pace groups) - you will see pace group leaders with signs.
Participants can gather inside the store or on the sidewalk in front of store or alongside it.
Pace groups will begin leaving the store around 6:45 PM after announcements have been made and the raffle winner has been drawn.
A Song Booklet PDF will be sent to all participants prior to the event.
Distance: 4.2 miles
Written Turn By Turn Directions:
Leave Arcteryx Store – Corner of 11th and H Street NW
Go Down 11th Street NW
Make RIGHT onto G STREET NW
Make LEFT onto 15th STREET NW
GO INTO the ELLIPSE – stop in front of the National Holiday Tree (SING A FEW SONGS)
Leave ELLIPSE on South Side and head to CONSTITUTION Avenue
Make LEFT to 17th Street
CROSS CONSTITUTION AVENUE and head to front of WW2 Memorial (SING A FEW SONGS)
HEAD UP RIGHT SIDE OF PATH of Washington Monument on the National Mall
RUN ALONG Jefferson Avenue towards Capitol Building
Go around Reflecting Pool
Make LEFT in front of Capitol Building (SING A FEW SONGS AT Holiday Tree)
Make LEFT onto PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW
Make RIGHT onto 11th STREET NW and head back up to Store (corner of 11th and H Street NW)
Runners will ARRIVE back at Acteryx between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM (approximate)
Participants will pick up their gear/clothing.
**********AFTER EVENT PARTY!!!! (8:30 pm til ????)****************
Participants will come to Mackey's Irish Pub - http://mackeyspub.com/
1306 G Street, NW
At Mackey's Pub, we will have the entire downstairs area and bar.
Mackey's Pub will be offering us their full bar and full menu with drink and food specials.
Each participant will be responsible for their own check/bill.
At Mackey's Pub:
With your wristband, you will pick up a raffle ticket. Find a table, seats and start eating and/or drinking.
DCCS will begin a raffle approximately at 9 PM which will include in-kind donations from MANY partners/sponsors.
Please wear festive holiday gear! Wear reflective lights!!