PNC Bank Announced as Title Sponsor for 36th Annual Parkway Classic

February 6, 2020

From Mt. Vernon to Old Town - Thousands Set to ‘Run The George’ this April

From Mt. Vernon to Old Town – Thousands Set to ‘Run The George’ this April

Registration Open for Alexandria’s Picturesque Destination Race

February 6, 2020 – (Alexandria, VA.)Pacers Running today announced that PNC Bank, N.A. will be the title sponsor of the PNC Parkway Classic. The Alexandria hometown destination centric race, will take place on Sunday, April 26. The race in its 36th year draws over 8,000 runners and spectators throughout the DC Metro region and beyond.

Voted a favorite and picturesque race by Run Washington Magazine, the Parkway Classic starts at the beautiful Mount Vernon Estate and takes runners down the tree-lined namesake Parkway to another of George’s destinations – charming Old Town Alexandria.

The event features two distances to choose from (10 Miler or 5K) as well as a Kids Dash that features pre-race family friendly activities.New this year is the 5K course route that starts at Oronoco Bay Park and loops through beautiful OldTown, Alexandria. Race participants will be treated to a post race Finish Festival at Oronoco Bay Park with live music, a Port City Brewing Company pop-up beer garden and other activities to celebrate their accomplishment.

This year, the race is pleased to have the Washington Nationals Racing President George Washington at the finish line cheering runners and celebrating at the Finish Festival.

This year’s race charity partners include: Boys and Girls Club of Alexandria, Rebuilding Together DC/Alexandria and Together We Bake.

“PNC has a long history of supporting activities that celebrate community, bring families together and promote health and wellness,” said PNC Bank Regional President Richard Bynum.  “ We are delighted to serve as the title sponsor for the PNC Parkway Classic and look forward to connecting with the thousands of runners and spectators who participate in this beloved race.”

“We are thrilled to partner with PNC on the 36th Parkway Classic,” said Chris Farley, GM/Owner at Pacers Running. “As Alexandria’s largest road race, we want to partner with a company like PNC that is committed to the health and wellness of the communities we both serve.  The #RunWith PNC movement is strong and the Parkway Classic is now strong with the support of PNC.”

Born in 1984, the George Washington Parkway Classic is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC area, to beautiful views of the Potomac and the charming streets of Alexandria, the PNC Parkway Classic is a journey that celebrates the simple joys of road racing. Since its inception, the PNC Parkway Classic has raised close to one million dollars for local and regional charities, including the Boys and Girls Club of Alexandria.

For registration information, race route details and event day activities, visit:


  36th Annual PNC Parkway Classic
Presented by:  PNC Bank N.A.
Produced by:Pacers Running (runpacers.com)
When:Sunday, April 26, 2020
Where:Mount Vernon Estate to Old Town Alexandria
Time:  8AM Race Start
Cost:$76-10Miler, $46-5K, $15-Sugar Shack Kids Dash (Next price increase February 29th)
Website/Event Registration: https://www.parkwayclassic.com

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About Pacers Running
Pacers Running, founded in 1991, is an award-winning running specialty retailer and events production company based in Washington, DC. To learn more about Pacers Running, visit runpacers.com.

About PNC
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities building strong relationships thru local delivery of retail and business banking including residential mortgage banking, specialized services for corporations and government entities, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.