Spin in the Woods (XC)

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Event Time: 

9:00AM 8km race

Race Director Name: 

Ted Hsu


Scott's Run Nature Preserve
7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA

From I-495, take exit 43-44 and follow signs for Georgetown Pike, Route 193, West.  Follow Georgetown Pike west approximately 0.6 miles west from the Beltway to the main parking area on the right hand side at the bottom of the hill (at the intersection with Swinks Mill Road).  Note that the park is listed on some maps as "Dranesville District Park."

Parking - New for 2014!
Carpool is strongly recommended! Arrive early and use one of the 3 parking options:
  1. Park at Scott's Run Nature Preserve west (main) parking by following the directions above. We will reserve some spaces here for general public use since the park is open to the public during the race.
  2. Park at Scott's Run Nature Preserve east (small) parking. This east parking lot is available only 0.3 miles west of the Beltway (before descending the hill, on the right hand side) on Route 193. From here, follow orange flags inside the park to walk west to registration.
  3. New for this year: Limited, additional parking with kind assistance from Sharon Masonic Lodge - 999 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA

    From I-495, follow signs for Georgetown Pike, Route 193 East. At the first traffic light just inside the Beltway, turn south onto Balls Hill Road. Shortly after this turn, the Lodge is the 2nd left (immediately after Cooper Middle School). 

    Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/NTuEe. Please stay off of all lawn areas at this private property at all times. 

    A 15-passenger shuttle will be available between 7:30am and 8:40am to take you to Scott’s Run east parking. From there, follow orange flags inside the park to walk west to registration. Make use of the shuttle to help ensure on time start by arriving early. We appreciate your help in preventing late rush.

    In the event it becomes impossible to transport runners to registration on time, we will regrettably have to turn runners away and do apologize for the inconvenience. Notify spin_in_the_woods@mcrrc.org with comments and suggestions so that we can do better next time.

    Starting at 9:30am, the shuttle will be available at Scott’s Run east parking to take you back to Sharon Masonic Lodge.


Course Description: 

Course Map - New for 2014!

This cross country features dirt trails, forest, and obstacles (small creek, mostly-dry creek bed, and fallen trees) to jump over and duck under. It's so much fun that you'll get to do it twice in this two-loop, 8km course.


The race is part of our low-key club race series and is free for MCRRC members, $10 for non-members 18 and over, and $5 for non-members under 18. Registration is race-day only starting an hour before the race. Low Key Club Race Entry Form