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All rowers who are rowing in the scrimmage must travel by bus to the event.
Race Schedule: TBD
Location – Sandy Run Regional Park, 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Spectators are welcome and CARPOOLING IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!!! Parking for spectators is limited. There is a grandstand and lots of standing room in front of the finish line.
Directions – Drive time is ~35 minutes. Allow another hour to pay, park and hike to the grandstands in time for your rower’s race.
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Sandy Run Regional
Parking – There is limited parking available.
- Admission fee of $15 per vehicle to enter park.
- Parking is in Lot C, Lot D and Loisvale Lot (see picture above).
- Lot C, fills first, capacity 70.
- Lot D, fills second, capacity 200.
- Loisvale Lot, fills third, capacity 155.
- Van Thompson Lot, capacity 250.
Getting Around – Be prepared to walk!
There are two ways to get to the Grandstands:
- Take Park Trail from SW corner of Lot C to Grandstands. This is a moderate trail. From Lot C to Grandstands is 0.6 mile.
- Take shuttle from Lot C to Grandstands for a $2 fee. There may not be a shuttle from the Loisvale Lot to Lot C, only trail.
- Do not walk on the roads, only trails.
- Shuttles start running 45 minutes before the start of the first race.
To Bring – Binoculars, cameras and if rainy, boots and umbrellas. You are welcome to bring your own food, just remember you will have to carry whatever you bring.
- Concessions for visitors are available near the Grandstands.
- No pets.
- No bikes.
- Do not recommend bringing chairs as you will have to carry them on the trail or in shuttle buses (that may be full).
- The Grandstands have seating.
- More information at Sandy Run.
Rower Food – Alexandria Crew Boosters will
provide breakfast and lunch under a small tent near the trailers.
Breakfast will consist of bagels, muffins, fruit, granola bars and
water. Lunch will be sandwiches and snacks. Rowers
should always have a good breakfast before arriving at TCW for bus
ride to event.