Route Maps

Two routes will be available at our annual event: 5k (3 mile) and 10k (6 mile). Routes will allow you to take a walking tour of the Town of Leesburg walking on sidewalks, walking paths, and trails in this family and dog friendly event. 

Water and restrooms will be provided at various checkpoints throughout the walk.

Any questions or concerns can be sent to hello@leesburgvolksmarch.org or 703.669.9190.

5K (3 Mile) Route Map

The 3 mile route (5K) takes walkers thru historic Leesburg, past the new Leesburg Senior Center. On this route you’ll pass the home of COL Elijah White, Civil War commander the of The Laurel Brigade, for which the Inn on Market Street is named.Continuing up Old Waterford Road, you’ll see the final resting places of Union and Confederate soldiers, including some of the first African-American soldiers ever to serve in uniform.  After passing Rust Library and continuing thru Ida Lee Park, you’ll walk thru residential neighborhoods and past historic homes when returning to the Marshall House.

5K Route Map

10K (6 Mile) Route Map

The 6 mile (10K) route takes walkers thru historic Leesburg into the northwest residential district. You’ll pass the home of COL Elijah White, Civil War commander the of The Laurel Brigade, for which the Inn on Market Street is named. Continuing up Old Waterford Road, you’ll see the final resting places of Union and Confederate soldiers, including some of the first African-American soldiers ever to serve in uniform. The route will pass by VFW Post 1177 (restrooms and refreshments available), but here the 6 mile route will continue on to Catoctin Circle, the route made famous by Ida Lee Rust. The route then joins Fox Ridge Park Trail and the W&OD Trail, which was known as the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad Company during the Civil War.  Crossing Town Branch, you’ll see the former Washington & Old Dominion freight depot, and then you’ll turn north on Catoctin Circle.  You’ll walk thru residential neighborhoods and past historic homes when returning to the Marshall House.

10K Route Map

Do you know how Ida Lee Rust made Catoctin Circle famous (she donated the parklands that carry her name)? (Answer: Ask us at registration!)