Thursday, June 7, 2012
There is a race staging from the Reston Y that is adjacent to the trail on June 23rd. It's the Reston Runners annual Women's Distance Festival. As is tradition, this is a ladies-only race and you will probably see lots of male volunteers/cheerleaders/course marshals, some of whom will be in Hawaiin shirts and hula skirts. It is a 5K and, if it is the same course they've been using for years now, it uses a combination of the W&OD and other side/neighborhood trails. I believe it is an 8:30 a.m. start. It does not start on the trail; in effort to thin out traffic, the race typically starts in a parking lot and the runners are sent around a couple buildings first. Expect more pedestrian traffic in the vicinity of the Y from about 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.