Below is the schedule of Race Day transportation to and from the start and finish at Doukenie Winery in Hillsboro, VA. Buses are provided to and from primary hotel locations. Parking and drop-offs are permitted at Doukenie Winery.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BUS SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED. There is no longer a bus pickup/drop off at the Leesburg Park n’ Ride. The new Leesburg pickup/dropoff location is the Hampton Inn Leesburg.
Please advised we cannot guarantee that the number of buses per location reflects the actual demand on race day so please arrive early to the buses! The earliest buses are usually half full or less, and most of the later buses are full.
If the last bus from a particular location is at capacity, then you will be required to drive to the start and park, or be dropped off by a friend. Do not assume another bus will arrive to pick you up. There is also parking and kiss & drop available at Doukenie Winery. Race start time is 7:00am!
TO START at Doukenie Winery (14727 Mountain Rd.)
From the Westin Arlington Gateway: 5:10am ONLY
Purchase as a Race Extra, Must Have Reservation
From Aloft Hotel at Dulles: 5:15am ONLY
Pickup is in front of Aloft Hotel | 22390 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn VA
From the Hilton Garden Inn at Dulles: 5:20am ONLY
Pickup is in front of the Hilton | 22400 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn VA
From the Best Western Leesburg: 5:40am ONLY
Pickup is in front of the Best Western | 726 E Market St, Leesburg, VA
From Lansdowne Resort: Buses will run from Lansdowne to the start line every 5-10 minutes between 5:20am and 5:55am
Pickup in front of hotel | 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Lansdowne VA
From Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites: 5:40am, 6:20am
Pick up is in front of the Hampton Inn | 117 Fort Evans Rd NE, Leesburg, VA
RETURNING BUSES FROM DOUKENIE WINERY
From Doukenie to the Westin Arlington Gateway: 11:15am
Purchase as a Race Extra, Must Have Reservation
From Doukenie to Leesburg (Lansdowne Resort, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites):
Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am-noon.
From Doukenie to Dulles (Aloft and Hilton Garden Inn): 9:30am, 11:20am
There is ample parking in LOT B at Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132. LOT B is located on the north side of Doukenie’s driveway. We strongly encourage you to park in LOT B. However, if you do not plan to attend the Wine & Music Festival and will be departing Doukenie Winery BEFORE 10:00am, you may park in LOT A, though you will have a longer walk to the start line. LOT A is located on the south side of Doukenie’s main driveway. You must access LOT A from the south by taking Hwy 9 to Mountain Rd. and heading north to Doukenie. Once arriving to LOT A you’ll take a left into the parking area and then be directed by parking lot attendants. You may depart out of LOT A at any time after the race has started, heading south on Mountain Rd. to Hwy 9, however, traffic on Mountain Rd into the parking lot is one-way (northbound only) prior to the race.
There is NO PARKING along Mountain Rd or the course route. A tow truck is on-site and will tow any parked cars along Mountain Road. Please be advised that traffic is heavy on Mountain Road from Hwy 9 to Doukenie from 6:00am to 6:45am so we advise arriving prior to 6:00am to avoid traffic and missing the start of the race. Parking attendants and signage will direct you to the appropriate lots.
Lot A is the preferred lot for runners who are NOT signed up for the wine tasting at the Wine & Music Festival and wish to leave prior to 10:00am. Lot A is also for guests of the runners who plan to watch the race, and/or attend the festival.
You must access LOT A from the south taking Hwy 9 to Mountain Rd. heading north to Doukenie. Once arriving to LOT A you’ll take a left into the parking area and then be directed by parking lot attendants. You may depart out of LOT A at any time after the race has started, heading south on Mountain Rd. to Hwy 9, however, traffic on Mountain Rd into the parking lot is one-way (northbound only) prior to the race.
Lot B parking is preferred for runners who plan to attend the wine tasting or leave after 10:30am. LOT B is also used by the winery staff, vendors, VIP and ADA vehicles. All runners must access Parking Lot B no later than 6:45am! (Wineries and Exhibitors may access between 7:15 and 7:45am).
Runners may be dropped off by friends/family in LOT A from 5:30am to 6:40am. There is absolutely NO DRIVING and NO PARKING along the course route and no drop-off or parking on Mountain Rd. Tow trucks are present to remove vehicles if necessary!
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