Now Accepting Registrations for:

Crystal City Twilighter 5K

twilighter 2013

Join Pacers and the Crystal City BID for the area’s favorite summer twilight race! The Twilighter’s flat and fast course, competitive team prize structure and incredible post race party make it the hottest 5K in town!


Course Information

This fast and flat course runs through the heart of beautiful downtown Crystal City.

Course Records:

14:03, Julius Kogo (2010)
16:21, Hirut Mandefro (2009)


Packet Pick Up

Friday, July 25 from 10AM – 8PM and Saturday, July 26 from 10AM – 3PM
Location – Pacers Clarendon Store

Saturday, July 26 from 5:00PM – 8:25PM
2121 Crystal Drive (close to the start/finish line of the race)
Arlington, VA 22202


Your race packet includes your bib, timing chip, glow necklace and super soft fun tech tee (We are currently out of some some sizes of tees. Don’t despair! We ordered additional sizes that will be available for pickup at Pacers Clarendon in two weeks).

Questions about Packet Pick Up? View Event Policies.


Race Day

The race start/finish line is located between 20th & 23rd Streets on Crystal Drive in Crystal City.

Bag Check

There will be a bag check available near 2121 Crystal Drive from 7:00pm-10:00pm Any items left after the race will be transported to Pacers Arlington.Items not claimed after August 10 will be discarded. Pacers Events is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Check at your own risk.

Directions and Public Transportation
  • The race is located just steps from the Crystal City METRO (yellow/blue). Please exit at 18th Street and head towards Crystal Drive. Turn right onto Crystal Drive to the start area.
  • Free parking is available in Crystal City, however, you may experience a delay entering and exiting lots between 20th and 23rd Streets. Click here to view parking map.
Inclement Weather
  • As we know, summer storms can hit at any time.  If necessary, we will hold the race start for up to 1 hour  (up to 9:30pm) in case of severe weather and/or lightening.  Our goal is to race at 8:30PM as long as it is safe. Announcements will be made over the PA system and Twitter (@runpacers). We ask all participants to be aware of our shelter location located across from the start/finish at 2100 Crystal Drive (the underground Shops at Crystal City).
  • Remember that for night-time safety reasons, Strollers are not permitted on the Crystal City Twilighter race course.


New Balance High School Competition

High school runners and coaches: Join us for our High School Competition presented by New Balance. Compete against other teams for great prizes, special race day perks, and hang with members of Pacers Elite and other collegiate and post-collegiate athletes.

High School coaches are invited to our post-race coaches party hosted by New Balance and Coach Matt Centrowitz.

Contact Desmond Dunham for more details!


Awards and Post Race Festivities

Join Pacers Events and the Crystal City BID for a fabulous party after the race. Enjoy a complimentary beverage (must be 21- redeemable at local establishments. See signs on site for participating restaurants) and post-race fare. Check out our finish line festival map!

Participating Restaurants (restaurants located on 23rd St, S across Route 1. Bring ID!)

Freddies Beach Bar

Crystal City Sports Pub

Tortoise & Hare


View awards structure.