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The start/finish of the Bull Run Run is at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. Additionally, this is an occasional meeting place for training runs. Hemlock is not that hard to find, but it is a bit complicated. Here are some instructions. Allow a great deal of time if it's your first attempt to reach the park.
This address worked on our Garmin:
13220 Yates Ford Rd
On the other hand, we were not enthused by the route Garmin sent us on. But we got there!
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Here is information from other sites that might help you.
These directions assume you are already in the Washington area. If you are coming from the north on I-95 or I-270, I suggest you go counter-clockwise around the Beltway (I-495) to I-66 and use the I-66 Directions below. If you are coming from points south on I-95, use the directions for I-95 South. If you are coming from the west on I-66, you can take exit 52 (the second of two Hwy 29 exits) and take Hwy 29 east to Clifton Road and otherwise follow the I-66 instructions below. If you are coming from southern Maryland and crossing the Wilson Bridge or coming from Alexandria or Springfield, you can take the Beltway to I-66 and follow the I-66 Directions, or you can take the alternate route on Braddock Road. This route is probably shorter, but more complicated.
The Easiest Way: The easiest way (but not always the fastest) is to come from I-66 to the north. Here is a map. Directions are below the map.
Here are the written directions. They start on the Capital Beltway, which is I-495 on the western half at least:
From the South on I-95Take the Occuquan Exit (Exit 160) to Rt. 123 (Ox Road) 8.0 miles to Clifton Road, then left toward Hemlock Overlook. Just shy of 4 miles from the Ox Road intersection, Yates Ford Road enters from the right; one quarter mile later, turn left onto Yates Ford Road, and follow 1.9 miles to the end into Hemlock Overlook.
From the Wilson Bridge, Alexandria, and Springfield
From the Beltway I-495, take Exit 5, Braddock Road west 1.7 miles to the double left turn onto Burke Lake Road; travel 4.7 miles to the juncture where Burke Lake Road becomes Clifton. Just shy of 4 miles from this point, Yates Ford Road enters Clifton Road from the right; one quarter mile later, turn left onto Yates Ford Road, and follow 1.9 miles to the end into Hemlock Overlook.
You'll need it.