2018 Pacers Running DCXC Invite presented by New Balance

 2018 Pacers Running DCXC Invite Saturday, September 29 in Kenilworth Park!

Register your team

Follow this link to get your team roster completed COMING SOON.


Kenilworth 5k Course

Course map available here.

Kenilworth Park located in the NE section of the Nation’s Capitol is across the Anacostia river from the National Arboretum and located adjacent to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens; two spectacular natural treasures tucked away from the tourist haven of downtown, DC.

The course itself will be a fast European style 5k loop course; very slight up and down hills will make for a very quick opening mile;  however, there are enough turns and dips to challenge runners and create the need for a strategy. This is no golf course.


DCXC Invite Transportation & Parking Information

Thank you for joining us at the DCXC Invite. Following is important information regarding transportation and parking. Please review before heading to the meet; thank you in advance for following instructions.

For a detailed parking map, click here.

For detailed parking instructions, click here (pdf) or here (html).

Event Location
The meet is located at Kenilworth Park on Deane Avenue, NE and the adjacent track which is known as Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Center off of Anacostia Avenue, NE.

This meet is not at the Kenilworth Park-Aquatic Gardens.

While there is no address for Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Center, the best GPS address to get you close to the meet is 4020 Anacostia Avenue, NE Washington DC 20019.

DCXC Invite Schedule

  10:30AM – Elementary School Coaches Meeting (@ starting line) 11:00AM – Elementary Girls 1.5 mile 11:25AM – Elementary Boys 1.5 mile 12:00PM – Elementary Team Awards 11:10AM Middle Schl/Var. B Coaches Meeting (@ starting line) 11:45AM – Middle School Girls 1.5 mile 12:10PM – Middle School Boys 1.5 mile 12:35PM – Middle School Team Awards High School Junior Varsity Races 12:35PM – Varsity B– Frosh/Soph Girls 1:05PM – Varsity B – Frosh Boys 1:35PM – Varsity B – Soph Boys 2:00PM – Varsity B– Junior/Senior Girls 2:30PM – Varsity B Junior/Senior Boys 2:15pm – Coaches’ Meeting (if not attending 11:10AM meeting) High School Varsity Class Championships 3:00PM – Freshmen Girls 3:30PM – Freshmen Boys 3:55PM – Sophomore Girls 4:20PM – Sophomore Boys 4:45PM – Junior Girls 5:10PM – Junior Boys 5:35PM – Senior Girls 6:00PM – Senior Boys Varsity Class/Team Awards – 6:30pm-7:00pm

For assigned start boxes, click here (pdf)

Assigned Team Zone

The following teams have been assigned a spot at the track (finish area); please look for your school sign: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Bishop O’Connell Clarksburg High School Dominion Christian School Episcopal High School Winston Churchill West Potomac George C. Marshall Georgetown Day School Georgetown Visitation Prep Gonzaga Hayfield Secondary School Hempfield Herndon J.E.B. Stuart Blake High School Kennedy High School Lake Braddock Lenardtown High School Woodrow Wilson High School McKinley Tech High School McLean Yorktown National Cathedral Northwest High School Patuxent High School Riverbend High School Riverdale Baptist Sidwell Friends St. Albans St. John’s College High School St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes T.C. Williams Wootton High School Wakefield High School Washington Latin Charter Archmere Academy

What to Expect at DCXC/Additional Information

Food and Beverage

A variety of food trucks will be available onsite for food purchase. Kenilworth Park is not near any food establishments; we suggest athletes and spectators to bring in food and beverage, or plan to purchase from the food trucks.

Live Podcast

Again in 2017, we will have a live recording and commentary by PaceTheNation, Pacers Running podcast (found on iTunes). Show starts at 12:30pm.

Retail & Activities

Retail gear (hoodies, tees, shorts, hats, socks, and sunglasses) are available for purchase near the finish line.

Check out our New Balance and Pacers Running tent for activities throughout the day.

Social Media

Hashtag: #DCXCinvite; please also tag our sponsors @runpacers and @newbalance


2016 Recap:

2016 Results

RunWashington “DCXC course, conditions launch fast times in eight races”

RunWashington photo gallery

FloTack/MileSplit Recap

2015 Recap:

2015’s event was a fantastic success!  Thanks to New Balance as well as all the race staff and volunteers and especially the coaches and participants.

2015 Results

RunWashington “DCXC Returns to Kenilworth Park

          Washington Post “Fitsum Seyoum of Tuscarora Guts Out Win to Highlight DCXC Invite

    Official photos available through Swim Bike Run Photography

Milesplit Coverage

2014 Recap:

RunWashington “DCXC Invite Shows Cross Country Belongs In The District”

RunWashington photo gallery


 Thanks for joining us!

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