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The Armed Forces Cycling Classic’s Clarendon Cup is now in it’s 20th year, the Washington DC region’s premier Pro/Am races since 1998. Each race showcases a form of cycling involving a series of high-speed bike races that take place on a 1km course on city streets. The Clarendon Cup is known as one of the most difficult criterium races in the U.S. due to technical demands of the course and the quality of the participants.
The day starts at 8:00 am with various amateur races, followed by the women's Pro/Am race at 10:00am.
Beginning at approximately 11:30am, we feature Kids races — free for children between the ages of 9 and under – setting the stage for our last race of the day, The Clarendon Cup Pro/1 Men’s Invitational. Beginning at approximately 12:05pm, the Men's Pro Teams begin to roll out to race 100 laps (100km)! We guarantee an exciting finish as they race to be crowned winner of this prestigious event.
Sunday, June 11th
The day will begin at 7:00am with the Armed Forces Cycling Classic Challenge Ride, which offers a closed course open to cycling enthusiasts of all abilities, from casual amateur to serious racer. All riders must be off the course by 10am.
The day’s featured event is the Men’s pro race with the second day of racing for Pro/Am teams competing in the weekend’s Omnium competition. The Women’s pro/am race will be held immediately following the Challenge Ride Awards Ceremony. The Kids races will be held after that, followed by the Men’s Pro race. On-line registration will close Midnight, June 6th.
We STRONGLY ADVISE you to come before race-day to pick up your race number, to allow you to focus your energy on pre-race prep day-of. Packets may be picked up, and walk-up registration is available at the following locations and times:
SATURDAY, June 10th: CLARENDON
Registration Tent - Across from the Start/Finish line, next to the Clarendon Metro Elevator
3100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
NOTE: Vehicle access is limited. We recommend taking the metro or riding your bike. NO packet pick-up in Crystal City on Saturday
SUNDAY, June 11th: CRYSTAL CITY
Registration Tent - Near the Start/Finish line
2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA
9:00am - 11:30am
PLEASE NOTE: USA Cycling Waivers need to be signed prior to receiving packets, if you did not register on-line - No EXCEPTIONS!! Riders registered by team directors will need to sign waivers in person.
Awards: All prizes (cash and premes) will be distributed behind the main stage, near the start/finish line. All cash prizes will be available ONLY AFTER Official Results are posted and approved by the Chief Referee. Top 3 Masters/Amateur racers and Top 5 Men/Women Pro’s MUST report to the main stage immediately following the conclusion of their race. You MUST participate in the awards ceremony and post event media interviews to receive your awards. Women’s Media interviews will take place immediately following their race, but we will hold women’s awards immediately following the Men’s Pro race. Men’s media interviews will be held during the Women’s awards, and the Men’s Awards will conclude the days events. Those not reporting to the stage within 5 minutes of the conclusion of their race will forfeit their prizes.