Sandy Run Regional Park, 45 Van Thompson Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. This is about a 45 minute drive from Algonkian. A map of the Sandy Run Park is available.


is extremely limited at Sandy Run, the following parking rules are enforced:

  • Athletes, Coaches, Referees, Staff and Volunteers – are allowed to park at Sandy Run Lot D. CARPOOLING is highly recommended.
  • Spectators- must use Off Site parking at South County High School (8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079)
    • Off Site parking is $10 payable when boarding the shuttle at the off-site location. $10 covers the round trip from parking to Sandy Run.
    • Athletes who elect to use the off-site shuttle will ride free.
    • Plan on 15-20 minutes from Off Site parking to Sandy Run Lot C.
  • Handicapped Parking – available in Lot C. From there a shuttle is available to the grandstand.

Viewing the races

The best place to watch the Regatta is at the Grandstand.  You can get to the Grandstand in two ways:

  • Walk on the trail (hills, crushed rocks, etc) which takes about 15 minutes. This is more of a hike so wear appropriate shoes.
  • Take the Shuttle from Lot C to the Grandstand for $3.

Other important information

  • Dress for the weather – Layers, Comfortable walking shoes (that you could wear on a hike).
  • Bring CASH for Concessions, Parking/Shuttle and Regatta T-Shirts.
  • Bring Binoculars
  • Check out Regatta 101 posted on the VASRA website.
  • Cellular service at the river is spotty so keep this in mind.