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Roosevelt Island DC Parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!
When Nov 04, 2023
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
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Join us this Saturday for Roosevelt Island Parkrun! This free, weekly event is open to runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels. We meet at 9:00am at the Roosevelt Island parking area.

The course is a 5k loop that takes you through a wooded area and swampy wetlands.

There are marshals at key sections of the course to help you stay on track.

After the run we will meet for coffee in Rosslyn, near the Metro station.

Details will be announced at the briefing on event day (if it's nice out, we'll be outside on the Metro plaza; if it's not, we will be at Assembly, above the Metro at 1700 N Moore St.). 

It's a great way to meet new people and learn more about the Parkrun community.

The Roosevelt Island parking lot often fills up before 8:15am lately, sometimes even before 8:00am.

If you are driving, we recommend arriving early or consider pay parking in Rosslyn - and walking/biking/transit is always encouraged.

No registration is required to participate in Roosevelt Island Parkrun. Just show up and have fun!

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Roosevelt Island DC Parkrun FAQ

What is Roosevelt Island DC Parkrun?

  • Roosevelt Island DC Parkrun is a free, weekly 5k community event where participants can walk, jog, run, volunteer, or spectate.

When and where does it take place?

  • The event takes place every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Roosevelt Island, located in Arlington, VA.

How do I get there?

  • Roosevelt Island is accessible by car and public transport. If you're driving, be aware that the parking lot often fills up early. Public transport options include the Metro, which has a station nearby in Rosslyn.

Do I need to register?

  • No, registration is not required. Just show up and participate.

What is the course like?

  • The 5k course loops through wooded areas and swampy wetlands, offering a unique running experience.

Are there marshals on the course?

  • Yes, marshals are stationed at key points along the course to help guide participants.

What happens after the run?

  • After the run, participants typically meet for coffee in Rosslyn, near the Metro station. The exact location will be announced at the briefing on event day.

Can I volunteer?

  • Yes, volunteers are always welcome. You can contact [email protected] for more information.

Is it kid and pet-friendly?

  • While Parkrun events are generally family-friendly, it's best to check with the local organizers about bringing pets.



  • A collection of free, weekly, community-run 5k events that started in the UK and has since spread globally.


  • A distance of 5 kilometers, which is approximately 3.1 miles.

Roosevelt Island

  • A national memorial in Arlington, Virginia, that offers natural settings including wooded areas and wetlands.


  • A neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, that is located near Roosevelt Island and has the nearest Metro station.


  • A volunteer who helps guide runners along the course, ensuring they stay on the correct path.


  • A short meeting held before the Parkrun begins, where participants are given details about the course and any other event-specific information.


  • The subway system serving the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.


  • A location mentioned as a possible meeting point for coffee after the Parkrun; it is above the Metro at 1700 N Moore St.

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  • File formats for calendar events that can be used to add the event to your personal calendar.

Community Event

  • An organized gathering, typically free and open to the public, aimed at fostering community engagement and well-being.

By participating in Roosevelt Island DC Parkrun, you not only get to enjoy a good run but also become part of a global community focused on health, fitness, and social interaction.

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