Release Date: Mar 28, 2017

Region's Fittest Happy Hour Returns to Crystal City

Region's Fittest Happy Hour Returns to Crystal City

Weekly 5K Friday Race Series Scheduled for Every Friday in April

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – The DC area’s fittest happy hour returns to Crystal City this April with weekly 5K races at 6:30pm every Friday. Presented by the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Pacers Running, 5K Fridays offers the perfect opportunity to get a healthy start to the weekend.

The 5K Fridays race route is flat and fast traveling through the heart of Crystal City along Crystal Drive and up past Long Bridge Park. After the race, runners can stick around for a collection of area bar and restaurant specials exclusively for runners.

Crystal City 5K Fridays Details

When: Every Friday in April, starting at 6:30 PM
Location: 2121 Crystal Drive
Registration: Register online at
Early Bird Fees - Through March 31st: $20 per race; or $75 for the series (includes technical t-shirt)
Regular Fees - After March 31st: $25 per race; or $90 for the series (includes technical t-shirt)
Course: The USATF-certified course runs along Crystal Drive starting and finishing across at the Courtyard along Crystal Drive, Crystal City’s main street.
Restaurant/Bar Deals: Information on specials at area restaurants and bars will be available on-site and announced via social media.
Road Closure Information: A number of area roads will be closed for approximately 90 minutes. Specific details will be posted at and via social media - @ccbid and
Social Media: For up-to-date information about 5K Fridays, “like” Crystal City on Facebook and follow @CCBID on Twitter and Instagram and interact using #5KFridays. Guests who take photos during the event and post to Twitter or Instagram using #5KFridays and tagging @CCBID and @RunPacers will be eligible to win great prizes.


About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit

About Pacers Running
Pacers is committed to a healthier, happier community. We believe running is a fun, accessible conduit for improving our lives and the communities we live in. We host a variety of running events throughout the year, provide various training and exercise programs around Washington DC, and recommend quality running gear to keep you going.