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September 09, 2023

ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute 17th Abebe Bikila Day International Peace Marathon & Half

Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal Towpath • 4940 Canal Road NW WashingtonDC  20007 Organized by Safety And Health Foundation $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

  • Flat - scenic - beautiful views of the Potomac River - tree-lined - shaded - out'n'back
  • Start and finish at Fletcher's Cove | 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC
  • USATF certified course DC09005RT | Certificate | Color Map | B&W Map | PDF | GMAP
  • Course elevation profile: -------------------------------
  • Highest point is 44m above sea level, lowest point is 12m above sea level
  • Enjoy a lovely day on the C&O Canal Towpath!
  • See displays about the historic C&O Canal before & after race

Event details and schedule

Off-Site Parking Options

  • Parking is limited at Fletcher's Cove, and we must leave spaces open for the general public, as it's a National Park and open to the public even during races
  • Thus we want as many participants as possible to park off-site, so that we leave some parking spaces available at Fletcher's Cove for the general public. Off-site parking options:
  • The River School entrance on Reservoir Road
  • • W Street, Bending Lane, or Hutchins Place off Reservoir Road
  • Palisades Library, 4901 V St NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • Our Lady of Victory School, 4755 Whitehaven Pkwy NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • CVS/pharmacy, 4859 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC 20007
  • We offer round-trip Red Top Cab rides from our host hotel to Fletcher's Cove departing at 7:00 AM on race day for only $10.00 arriving about 7:20 AM
  • For the return trip after you finish, see the on-site Transportation Director. After you finish, as we get groups of four finishers, we call Red Top Cab for a ride back to our host hotel
  • Please register for the taxi service in advance
  • From westbound Canal Road, Red Top Cab drops you off at Reservoir Road, at the entrance to Fletcher's Cove
  • Please cross Canal Road CAREFULLY to get to Fletcher's Cove


Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal Towpath

4940 Canal Road NW WashingtonDC  20007

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Get $25 cash refund on this event

Half Marathon or Full Marathon - Non-Members

in 2 days $80.00

Half Marathon or Full Marathon - Members of supporting clubs, active duty military, or veterans

in 2 days $70.00

Transfers or Deferrals from a Previous Race - Individual


Red Top Cab ride at 7:00 AM from Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Richmond Hwy., returning when you're done - Just a Red Top Cab ride at 7:00 AM from Courtyard by Marriott, returning when you're done



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