This race takes place on the W&OD Trail, starting in Bluemont Park, Arlington. That's about a mile to the west of the Ballston mall.
It sounds interesting and it's nice to help out those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf. But I'm wondering about running a 5K on the W&OD Trail. It doesn't seem wide enough to have a large group of people running a shorter race.
Has anyone ever run a 5K race on the W&OD or similar area trails? Is it completely crazy in terms of the foot traffic and crowding on the trail during the race? Pacers is producing the event so I expect it to be well organized. I'm just skeptical about having a large group of people on the narrow trail. The course is an out-and-back so you won't always be able to move onto the other side of the trail to pass someone.
In case you're interested, here's the link to the official site: