Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Will Host The Potomac Valley Association Half
The destination half marathon will begin at
Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia, travel up the
George Washington Memorial Parkway and over the majestic Woodrow Wilson
Bridge path. Once in Maryland, the USATF-certified 13.1-mile course will
travel clockwise around National Harbor resort with sweeping vistas of the
famed Potomac River and the bridge before ending at the river in front of
the eclectic Awakening Statue. This event is a must for your marathon
The field is set to close out at 5,000
entrants. Registration can be found at www.wilsonbridgehalf.com.
Valley Association (PVA) of USA Track & Field Half Marathon
Championship: for all
card-carrying PVA/USATF members who will be competing for prize money and
prestige at the second annual PVA Half Marathon Championships. Prize purse
- open athletes’ male/female first place $300, second place $200, and
third place $100. Prize purse for Master athletes’ male/female first
place $250, second place $150, third place $100. Double dipping is
allowed. Prizes will be in the form of gift cards.
It is with
great pleasure that PVA will be supporting the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half
Marathon for a third year. The race has established its place within the
Washington running community. The
race lives up to the expectation of each runner and provides the right
venue to have each runner to test their fitness level.
The 2011 top PVA Championship winning times:
Open: Michael Wardian 1:09:16 Michelle Miller 1:19:43
Alexander Hetherington 1:17:11 Suzy
membership is available at the following website http://www.usatf.org/assoc/pva.
be additional prize money totaling over $15,000.00 for open elites and
Americans which is listed on the race website.
selected this race because of its timing, proximity, distance, and prize
incentives. I needed a race in the 10 mile to half marathon range about a
month or so out to test my fitness as I prepare for the Philadelphia
Marathon in November. The
bridge was not as difficult as I prepared myself for it to feel. The true
challenge was the second hill at mile 11. At that point in the race you
are starting to get tired anyway so having to contend with a hill is a
true test of commitment to your race plan. The Wilson Bridge Half was a
great assessment of where my fitness is at this moment. I am actually in
better shape than I thought despite the injury setback so I am really
excited to see how the rest of the fall goes”, stated Michelle Miller of
Damascus, Md. , PVA Half-Marathon Champion, first American, third place
adds, “My main motivation is my undying love to compete and test myself.
It is very satisfying to set goals and then create and execute a plan to
achieve those goals. There are times when you question yourself or
motivation wanes and that's when it helps to surround yourself with the
right people. The Georgetown Running Company Race Team has been an
invaluable addition to my training. Not only do I have a supportive and
talented group of athletes to train with, I also have a coach who is there
to pick me up when I am down and to raise the bar when training is going
The race will benefit six charity partners:
Autism Speaks, Back on My Feet, Child & Family Network Centers,
Washington Area Women’s Foundation, RunningBrooke Fund and Rebuilding
For additional information and registration:
or call Steve Nearman at 703-587-4321.