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Lakeside setting, within view of the Nation's Capitol, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center is just ten minutes from the Smithsonian, Pentagon, and historic monuments of Washington, D.C. Five miles from the quaint waterfront galleries and shops in Old Town Alexandria, and seven miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Our hotel is conveniently located for business needs in Tysons Corner/McLean, VA, Washington, DC and the City of Alexandria.

Virginia Hilton Race

Guest re-cap by California resident & Virginia native, G.M. Grena: The Mid-Atlantic branch of the American Lung Association (ALA) held its first staircase race in 2014.  They chose the 30-story Hilton Alexandria Mark Center (AMC) hotel in Virginia (just outside DC), though the race only … [Read More...]

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Big Climb Seattle 2015

They call it the Big Climb, not because it's a super tall climb, but because it's the biggest participation of any climb in the world. This stair race sells out every year with 6,000 participants (4,000 racers and 2,000 non-timed "climbers") and this time it filled up in a matter of hours. Why so popular? I … [Read More...]

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VUE climb 2015

The 50 floor climb up the VUE luxury apartment building in Charlotte NC was a new one for me. It went quite well, which is to be expected since it was an ALA climb in its 2nd year. The view atop the VUE was indeed amazing, being one of Charlotte's tallest buildings. The floors were relatively consistent, right turn … [Read More...]

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