Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the Shirlington Running Club?

Come to one of our Tuesday runs and complete a registration/waiver form.

Where and when do the runs start?

We meet at Samuel Beckett’s in Shirlington at 6:30 every Tuesday. If you are new, please plan to arrive about 15 minutes early to complete the registration/waiver form and to get to know some runners before you run!

How much does it cost to join the club?

Our club is FREE thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. All we ask is that you volunteer at one of the four Pacers races we support. SRC provides water stop volunteers for the following races: Love the Run You’re With 5k (February), Four Courts Four-Miler (March), George Washington Parkway Classic 10-Miler/5k (April), Crystal City Twilighter 5k (July).

What are the paces of the group?

SRC has runners and walkers of all paces. We range in ability from beginning runners and walkers up through marathoners and ultra-runners.

What is the distance of the SRC run?

We have two routes—a summer route and a winter route. Our summer route is a 5k loop, and our winter route is a 6k out-and-back route.

Do you ever cancel runs?

The SRC run has been cancelled only once due to ice on the trail. Even with the cancelled run, we still had Happy Hour! If the weather conditions do not permit a safe run, we won’t run. Should a run be cancelled, this information will be posted on the website by noon Tuesday.

What should I bring?

Yourself and your friends, too! We’ll provide the water and large bins to store your stuff. (SRC and Beckett’s are not responsible for items left during the run or items not claimed after the run.) During the winter, headlamps and/or reflective gear is necessary to keep everyone safe on the trail.

Other FUN information:

Don’t miss out on the fun after the run. Hydrate and enjoy our very special extended happy hour specials just for SRC members. Order from our very own bartender upstairs. Stay and get to know other runners!


Our runners aren’t just locals! We have runners from Fairfax, Woodbridge, Easton, Lorton, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Rockville….


After 10 runs you receive a SRC shirt to sport on our runs and at local races!! The shirts are thanks to one of our sponsors, Pacers Running Store! Thank them by volunteering at one of the SRC water stops at a future Pacers race!

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