Kids Races

On-line pre-registration OPEN.

The Kids Bike Races, Clarendon (Saturday) and Crystal City (Sunday), part of the 2018 Armed Forces Cycling Classic proudly brought to you by the Boeing Company, June 9/10.

Kids 9 and under will have two opportunities to participate for FREE at the 2018 Armed Forces Cycling Classic Kids Races.

Here are some key details to help keep things moving smoothly:

We expect well over 400 kids to sign up. Signing your child/children’s waiver and receiving a race number/s in advance is recommended (not mandatory). Here’s how:

Come to Registration at Packet Pick-up:

FRIDAY, June 8th:
CRYSTAL CITY Boeing Headquarters, Lobby 929 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, VA Noon - 5:00pm NOTE: Street Parking is limited. We recommend parking at Long Bridge Park, and walking through the soccer fields.

If you can't make it to packet-pick-up, you still can sign waiver/s and pick-up number/s on race day:

Saturday, June 9th in Clarendon at the KIDS REGISTRATION TENT from 9am-11am located near Wilson Blvd. and Highland St.

Sunday, June 10th in Crystal City at the KIDS REGISTRATION TENT from 9am-11am located outside of the Starbucks at the corner of 23rd Street and Crystal Drive.

Race Day Protocol:
On Saturday, June 9 In Clarendon there will be 3 heats, starting at approximately 11:30am. Oldest/most experienced kids will line up first, followed by a second Heat. These groups will both do one lap. Finally, the 3rd Heat will line up to the side of the course at Garfield St. The first heat will begin. When the final rider from Heat 1 hits turn 1, the second heat will depart. After the LAST rider in Heat 2 passes the Heat 3 group, we will line up the Heat 3 kids, and give them an official start.

Please meet your kids about 25 meters after the finish line at Hudson St (we will divert them into the park), where they will receive their finishing medals. We need all kids to quickly leave the course so we can begin lining up the Pros.

On Sunday, June 10 in Crystal City there will be 3 heats, starting approximately at 11:30. Oldest/most experienced kids will line up first, followed by a second Heat. These groups will both do one lap (see course map on Kids Race webpage). Then, the 3rd Heat (trikes/push bikes) will line up to the side of the course, designated by the HEAT 3 sign (about 100m from the s/f line). The first heat will begin. When the final rider from Heat 1 hits turn 1, the second heat will depart. After the LAST rider in Heat 2 passes the Heat 3 group, we will line up the Heat 3 kids, and give them an official start.

Please meet your kids about 25 meters after the finish line (we will divert them into the Expo), where they will receive their finishing medals. We need all kids to quickly leave the course so we can begin lining up the Pros.

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