Sunday, May 24th, 2015



The Half Marathon is the 2015 RRCA Eastern Regional Championship.

Alexandria Family Festival a celebration to honor
our military service members and their families
will be held as part of the post race activities.
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2015 Results
Saturday, May 23rd
1:00 - 5:00 PM - Expo and Packet Pick-up at USPTO, 600 Dulany St.
College of Running Agenda
  1:00 - Marathon Charity Cooperation Charities - Nicholas Panebianco
    Mr. Panebianco is the President of Marathon Charity Cooperation (MCC) and a veteran of  
    49 marathons & 20 ultra-marathons.
  1:30 - Running & Hydration - John Steitz
    Mr. Steitz is an MCC coach and veteran of several dozen marathons.
  2:00 - Improving your Running with Kinetic Exercises - Walt Cline
     Mr. Cline is a volunteer assistant track & field coach at the University of Virginia. Cline is
     a movement and sport science specialist.
  2:45 - Cross Country Running Success - Ian Hankins
     Mr. Hankins is the men's cross-country coach at Potomac State College in Keyser
   West Virginia. He built the Catamounts' program into championship level in just one year. 
  3:30 - Injury Prevention for Runners

Dr. Jaclyn Polk

      Dr. Polk is an orthopedic and sports physical therapist for Physio in Reston, Virginia. Her       passion for long distance running and her knowledge of injury rehabilitation have led her
      to become a running gait coach with Physio's running program. 
  4:15 - The Joy of RunningDr. Ashis Roy
    Dr. Roy is an eminent cardiologist from Delhi, India, the first citizen of India to run 100    
  4:30 - Running the Alexandria Running Festival Courses - John Steitz
    Mr. Steitz is an MCC coach and veteran of several dozen marathons.
6:00 PM - Pasta Dinner
Guest Speaker – Wilson KomenMr. Komen was born and raised in Kenya — the home of running. He is a Certified Coach with the Road Runners Club of America, skilled in road running and has a passion for helping others reach their goals and improve their performances while running injury-free. 
Sunday, May 24th
06:00 AM - Packet Pickup Opens
07:30 AM - Half Marathon Start
07:45 AM - Kids' Kilometer Start
08:00 AM - Running Brooke 5K Start
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Alexandria Family Festival 
  • Half Marathon on Eisenhower Avenue, Holmes Run, and Brenman Park
  • Running Brooke 5K and Kids' Kilometer on Eisenhower Avenue
  • Free parking at the start / finish at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA 22314 | Map with directions
  • Fast, scenic, mostly flat and shaded alongside two creeks
  • Includes trails, parks, and road running
  • Enthusiastic aid station volunteers
  • Great food and awards afterwards
  • 2015 Half Marathon Map - USATF Certified Course #VA14079RT
  • 2015 5K Map - USATF Certified Course #VA12062RT
  • Kids' Kilometer is out'n'back on Eisenhower Avenue, completely flat
  • View our Video on YouTube
  • Headphone Policy
  • Stroller Policy
  • Race Course and Finish Line will be open for 3 1/2 hours. Go here for more details.


  • Colorful, technical shirt
  • Goodie bag with samples, coupons, & gift certificates
  • Medals to all half marathon finishers
  • Financial Aid is available for Kids' Kilometer by contacting Race Director


  • Courtyard Alexandria Old Town
  •     2700 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA
  •     Runners can receive a special $120 rate, plus tax
  •     Call (800) 321-2211 or (703) 329-2323 on or before Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  •     State that you want the MCC Alexandria Running Festival rate.
  • The Westin Alexandria
  •    400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA
  •    Runners can receive a special $109 rate, plus tax
  •    Call (703) 253-8600 or (866) 837-4210 no later than Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Aid Stations
  • Four aid stations along the course
  • 5K runners pass an aid station twice
  • Half-marathoners pass aid stations eight times (approximately every 1.5 miles)
  • Each aid station has water and Gatorade
  • First aid, course marshals, and EMS bike support on the course as well


  • Contact Us to discover sponsorship opportunities.
  • Download the 2015 Sponsorship Package.
2014 Results
Marathon Charity Cooperation is proudly partnered with Team Red White & Blue as we honor the service members who are serving and have served in our Armed Forces 
Thank you for your service to our country! 
2015 Sponsors