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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend With a Run

May 24, 2019

Compete in a virtual 1-mile, 5k, or 10k run near our ROSS Military Apartments 

Memorial Day is fast approaching and Virtual Run Events is throwing a 1-mile, 5k and 10k run to honor our fallen heroes who served in our country’s armed forces. Virtual Run Events is an online community that organizes races for people to participate from anywhere. The outdoors is your course and your ROSS military apartment is your jumping off point. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a short list of places you can run to honor our heroes.

The National Mall

There is no better place to pay homage to those who bravely served in the U.S. Armed Forces than the National Mall. If the 1-mile or 5k is your track of choice, then look no further than running around a park that has multiple stops for you to reflect on and celebrate our heroes. While you run the track, make sure you stop to pay your respects at the World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

The Mount Vernon Trail

To complete a lengthier run, choose a 10k section of the Mount Vernon Trail. This course will give you unparalleled views of Washington, DC with the light and airy freshness of the Potomac River beside you. Given that this trail is 17 miles long, there are plenty of notable monuments to visit along the way. If you’re looking for views and memorials, make sure Gravelly Point and the Navy-Marine Memorial are on your track.

Your ROSS Gym

If you’ve had a long day of work and still want to compete in the race without any distractions or crowds, then we welcome you home to our ROSS military apartments. Fortunately, our apartments are equipped and have you covered with our state-of-the-art fitness centers located within each of our communities. You can choose which race is right for you on our treadmills.

Schedule a tour today to find all the motivation you need!