2016 Mount Vernon Patriot Run (Courtesy photo)

Registration Now Open for the George Washington Patriot Run 5K/10K Race

Dash through history during the George Washington Patriot Run, a road race to enter the historic property at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! On Sunday, September 10, the George Washington Patriot Run will host thousands of runners for its 5K and 10K races beginning at 8 a.m. This spectacular road race will take runners up the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Return down the Parkway and trace Washington’s footsteps through the historic area at Mount Vernon. Cross the finish line with the beautiful Mansion in view! Patriot Run participants can take a finisher photo with General Washington. Runners will receive a post-race drink ticket.

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1 dead, 19 injured after tour bus overturns on George Washington Parkway south of Alexandria

Via WJLA, here is Richard Reeve’s excellent report on ABC 7 of last night’s head-on collision on the GW Parkway south of Alexandria, Virginia. The crash left 1 dead and 19 injured (3 critically). The Parkway re-opened at approximately 1:00 AM this morning.

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UPDATE (7:52 PM): Good Samaritans saved lives…


UPDATE (7:50 PM): Summary of Park Police briefing.


UPDATE (7:41 PM): US Park police say 15 people have been taken to the hospital, 3 in critical condition following the bus crash.

UPDATE (7:36 pm): LIVE Update from U.S. Park Police


UPDATE (7:30 PM): Police expect GW Parkway to remain closed 5-6 hours after fatal bus crash.

UPDATE (7:25 PM): Park Police updating the media.


UPDATE (7:11 PM): Latest photo from the scene.


UPDATE (7:03 PM): Police say 1 killed, 19 hospitalized after crash between car & shuttle bus.

UPDATE (6:53 PM): Updated photo of scene and update from Fairfax County officials.


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The GW Parkway at 7 am

UPDATE (6:32 PM): I erroneously mentioned the video shows the GW Parkway when in fact it shows Fort Hunt Road. I have updated the post to reflect that.

Check out this timelapse video which captures Fort Hunt Road, located near the George Washington Memorial Parkway just south of Alexandria, Virginia during the blizzard ‘Snowzilla’ that hit the Washington D.C. area starting Jan. 23.

Thanks to our reader Tonda for the video.

(Flickr Pool photo via Geoff Livingston, on Flickr)

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As readers know, the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration are performing maintenance and safety improvements to two bridges that connect Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Readers are advised that maintenance and safety improvements will cause intermittent lane closures and traffic delays on the Route 233 bridge, which connects Crystal City to the airport and the southbound GW Parkway ramp from the airport.

Single lane closures occur from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM on the Route 233 bridge and continue for the duration of the project. At least one lane will remain open to traffic on the Route 233 bridge and on the ramp from the airport to GW Parkway, except during one weekend of construction.

Drivers should expect intermittent lane closures and traffic delays as the work is performed.

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The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration will perform maintenance and safety improvements to two bridges that connect Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. During the approximately nine month project, significant work will be performed on the Route 233 bridge, which connects Crystal City to the airport and the southbound Parkway ramp from the airport. Drivers should expect lane closures and detours as the work is performed.

Single lane closures will begin TODAY (September 10) and September 11 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM on the Route 233 bridge and continue for the duration of the project.

At least one lane will remain open to traffic on the Route 233 bridge and on the ramp from the airport to GW Parkway, except during one weekend of construction.

In addition to directional signage, Airports Authority Police and Park Service Police will be present to assist in directing drivers through the area and to minimize the traffic impact in the construction zone.

The Park Service and Federal Highway Administration bridge construction project will allow for better access to and from the airport and add safety improvements to sidewalks and trails for pedestrians.

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