There are 5km, 6km, 10km, and 11km trails. The 5km trail (rated 2A) goes to the old part of Urbana, Urbana District Park and through some of the Villages of Urbana (celebrating their 20-year anniversary in 2019). The 10km trail (rated 2B) includes more of the Villages of Urbana and some woods walking on paved and natural surfaces and a muddy section (really hard for strollers; wear hiking boots or old tennis shoes), The 6km (rated 2A) and 11km (rated 2B) trails take you to the “site” of the old Peter Pan Restaurant, an indelible memory to all of us who lived in the general area during the 1960s and 70s.
The trails are two 10km loops and two 5km loops, rated 2A, that take walkers through Historic Kensington, Howard Avenue Antique Row and up to the Mormon Temple Visitor’s Center to view annual holiday light decorations and displays in December. The trails also include a walk through Garrett Park and along Rock Creek Park’s hiker/biker trail to enjoy the fall foliage as well. Trails are on sidewalks, paved roadway shoulders and asphalt hiker/biker trail. It is suitable for strollers but wheelchairs may encounter difficulty.
We recommend walking with a group during evening hours, carrying a flashlight and wearing reflective clothing. Restrooms are available in the Safeway, Mormon Temple Visitor’s Center and Garrett Park Town Hall. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times during the walk; you must clean up after them. Pets are not allowed in shops, buildings or in the Temple’s Visitor’s Center.
The 10km walk (with a 6km option) is on park roads with the moon shining. The trail is rated 2A. This is a chance to experience beautiful Seneca Creek State Park in the moonlight, for a different view of the world around us. Both trails are suitable for strollers. Restrooms are available at the Start/Finish point and on the trail. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT ALL WALKERS CARRY FLASHLIGHTS. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON OUR TRAIL AT NIGHT.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 16, 2019 for the Janney 5K and Fun Run, beginning at 9 am! Registration is open at www.janney5k.com. Sign-up soon to take advantage of early-bird pricing.
The race is open to all! The 5K course winds through neighborhood streets in American University Park and starts and ends at Janney Elementary. Janney is located near the intersection of Wisconsin Ave and Albemarle St, a block from the Tenleytown metro stop in NW DC. The Fun Run is an out-and-back shorter 1 mile race near the school.
Different levels of corporate sponsorship are available (see www.janney5k.com/sponsorship/) and offer a range of promotion opportunities and benefits. It’s a fantastic chance to promote your local business to hundreds of local families. Thank you for supporting this ninth annual neighborhood race and wonderful DC school with your participation or sponsorship!