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: PacersDCXC.Milesplit.com


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. There are updates from 2017 due to saturation in our primary parking lot. Please click here for detailed instructions and maps.


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
12:00AM Elementary Team Awards (Top 20 Indv – Top 2 Teams)

11:30am – Coaches’ Lunch served at Coaches’ Tent (on track infield) – 2 meals per team

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  (Top 20 Indv – Top 2 Teams)  

Junior Varsity Races (Unlimited Entries – Top 5 score)
12:35PM Varsity B (Extras Race) Frosh/Soph Girls
1:05PM Varsity B (Extras Race) Frosh Boys (top 3 score)
1:35PM – Varsity B (Extras Race) – Soph Boys (top 3 score)
2:00PM Varsity B (Extras Race) Junior/Senior Girls
2:30PM Varsity B (Extras Race) Junior/Senior Boys

Awards will follow each respective race (Top 20 Indv — Scoring but no Team Awards)

2:15pm Coaches Meeting (Meet @ Coaches Tent — If you make the 11am meeting, you do not need to attend this one)

Varsity Class Championships (7 max per race – Top 3 score)
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

  • Awards will follow each respective race: Top 25 Individual — Scoring for top 3 teams (per class)  and top 3 overall teams for each gender)
  • Ray Boss Award for Top Boy/Girl Senior
  • Overall team awards are combined scores for all four (4) varsity gender races.


Assigned Team Zone

Please see your coach if you have an assigned team zone in the center track.

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.

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 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!

Thanks to our supporters

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