NEW LOCATION for Saturday’s Springburst 8k

Hi runners – because of the (ever more) likely government shutdown, Greenbelt Park will be closed this weekend and we are unable to hold our Springburst 8k at this location. However, your dedicated fellow runners weren’t going to just cancel this race – it’s a tradition and a part of the Maryland RRCA Grand Prix series! So your tireless teammates have come up with an alternate location (with a big thanks to the Greenbelt Parks & Rec department) – and one known well by PGRC runners: Buddy Attick Lake, where we hold our summer race series.

Packet pickup and race day registration will be at the Greenbelt Youth Center (99 Centerway) – enter the building and head to the back right corner of the building (we’ll post some signs as well) – from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. The race time remains at 9 a.m.

Parking is available in multiple spots in that area (see map below).

Parking, registration/packet-pickup and race start location info. Click to enlarge.

The route will consist of three laps around the lake, with an extra jog out onto the pretty peninsula each time to make it an 8k (see below). Bill was kind enough to go out with the measuring wheel today to confirm a good route and our head course marshal Chris mapped it out for everyone to see how it will work (note you run straight ahead once you hit the lake, running clockwise). Also view it on Map My Run:

New course for Saturday's race. Click to enlarge.

I hope you all will come enjoy the run cause we’re making the best of it. (And run your frustrations out about the government shutdown while you’re at it!)

If you have ANY questions, please email


2 Responses

  1. Great job!! Excited for the race.

  2. Well done dedicated volunteers!

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