Welcome to Parks Half Marathon, one of the most beautiful USATF certified courses in the Mid-Atlantic region!
Our race begins just before sunrise on a scenic Montgomery County road and quickly transitions into a tour of beautiful Rock Creek Park. As you run through the park, you’ll experience the sun rising through the tree cover and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Mile markers help keep you on track and we also have an excellent pace team ready to help you reach your goals if you’d like.
Our thoughtfully placed hydration stations, complete with awesome volunteers will keep you hydrated and motivated. Everyone always loves our FREE, high quality race photos so be sure to wear a smile along the course because we will have photographers along the way capturing race memories.
At the finish, catch up with your friends to exchange race stories while enjoying an awesome spread of fresh fruit, pizza and egg souffle compliments of one of Montgomery County’s favorite local restaurants, Mamma Lucia’s.
Parks will be on Sunday, September 11. Register now so that you don’t miss out!
The Ashburn Area Running Club’s Loudoun Half Races, presented by Inova Heart and Vascular Institute — Schaufeld Family Heart Center, invites you to join us for the seventh running of the LoCo 8k, LoCo Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 18 and the LoCo Half, with the Kids’ HEP Sunday, April 19.
The LoCo Challenge is an opportunity to run both the 8k and the Half Marathon, and earn three medals and the right to be called LoCo!
The race schedule:
Saturday, April 18
8 a.m. 8k (4.98 miles)
8:05 a.m. LoCo Mile Fun Run
Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn
Sunday, April 19
7 a.m. Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
8 a.m. Kids’ HEP (Kids ages 8 and under will run through five track & field events and earn a medal! Event is FREE and held on the infield at the stadium of the high school)
Race and Kids’ HEP start and end at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn.
Commemorative race shirts guaranteed to all those registered by April 10! Finishers of the 8k and Half Marathon will receive a finishers’ medal when crossing the finish line. LoCo Challenge runners will receive their additional LoCo Challenge medal at the finish line of the half marathon.
Awards to top two overall male and female as well as the top two male and female in each ten year age category. Teams are welcome for the 8k and Half Marathon races.
Water stops along the race course and finish line of each race are lined with Loudoun County Public School High School track & field/cross country team students, who receive a portion of the race proceeds.
Since 2013, the Loudoun Half Races has donated over $100,000 to Track & Field and Cross Country school programs in Loudoun County.
Use promo code RW2020 for $5 off your adult registration now through March 31!
Visit www.LoudounHalf.org to register and for all race details!
Add the Frederick Running Festival presented by Frederick Foot & Ankle to your plans for the weekend of May 2-3 in Frederick, Maryland.
It is truly an event for the whole family. It includes the awesome Frederick Foot & Ankle Half-Marathon and Two-Person Relay, a twilight 5K, kids fun run and the Celebration Village. This is the 18th year for the Frederick Running Festival, which has grown and evolved into one of Maryland’s top spring running events since its inaugural in 2003.
The half-marathon course winds thru the historic town which features several Civil War relics and flat terrain. The event attracts 7,000 participants from nearly three dozen states. If you are ready for more than the half marathon, take up the Nut Job Challenge, and run the 5K Saturday evening and the half marathon Sunday morning — and earn three medals for your efforts.
In addition to Saturday’s expo, runners have the convenient option of picking up their bibs at three satellite locations earlier in the week at select Dick’s Sporting Goods locations.
The must-do race has earned a reputation for its high-end runner premiums, fantastic finisher medals, post-race party and seamless execution.
The festival also provides a great combination for spectators, with all events finishing on the track right in front of the Fairgrounds grandstand — and a lot will be happening while the races are in progress.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 2
10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Health & Fitness Expo at Frederick Fairgrounds (free & open to public)
4-8 p.m. — Visit Frederick Celebration Village (free & open to public)
5 p.m. — Kids Fun Run start
6 p.m. — 5K start
Sunday, May 3
7 a.m. — Start of Frederick Foot & Ankle Half Marathon; 2 Person Team Relay
8 a.m.-noon — Visit Frederick Celebration Village (free & open to public)
Register Now at www.frederickrunfest.com.
This Thanksgiving be part of a time-honored D.C. tradition — SOME’s Trot for Hunger 5K run/walk.
This annual 5K run/walk helps to raise awareness and critical funds for SOME (So Others Might Eat), a non-profit organization that has been serving thousands of families and individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty in Washington, D.C. for 49 years.
In addition to providing 1,200 hot and nutritious meals every day of the year, SOME offers a wide range of services to our neighbors experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty, including:
- Affordable long-term and transitional housing
- Access to medical, dental and mental healthcare
- Employment training
- Long-term comprehensive addiction treatment programs
By participating in this year’s Trot for Hunger 5K, you will make a huge difference in our community. Best of all, you’ll get to enjoy Thanksgiving morning with your neighbors, family and friends at a fun and a revitalizing 5K in our nation’s capital!
For more information about SOME and its important work in the D.C. community, please visit some.org.
$15 Kids’ 1 Mile Little Turkey Fun Run (Kids 10 & under)
*$40 5K Timed Participants
*$35 5K Untimed Participants
*Registration fees increase by $5 on November 1
For more information about Trot for Hunger, please visit trotforhunger.org.
Dead Man’s Run is a 5k race held at Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Now in its ninth year, this evening race kicks off the Halloween season at the cemetery. The 2019 race is being held on Saturday, October 5 with a 6 p.m. start.
Participants are invited to run, walk, or stroll the course which begins in the cemetery and heads out on the Anacostia Trail for an out and back race. All runners (21+) are rewarded with a free craft beer at the post-race party.
Costumes are highly encouraged, but not required, and the finish line party includes awards for the most creative individual and team costumes.
The Dead Man’s Run course is fast, flat and USATF certified for those who want to race against their own PRs. However, we welcome all runners and walkers, regardless of pace. Strollers and dogs on non-retractable leashes are also allowed on the course.
The event also includes a kids run that begins five minutes after the 5k race starts, at around 6:05 p.m. Their race is about a quarter mile to the Chapel and back, and registration is $10.
Dead Man’s Run registration is $40, and all proceeds from Congressional Cemetery events, including Dead Man’s Run, help support our 501(c)(3) organization and fund the preservation of this National Historic Landmark.
Want more info? Check out https://hccemetery.wixsite.com/deadmansrun.
The Ragnar Sunset Series is a new running festival where all teams share one goal — make it to the finish line before the sun sets.
Ragnar Sunset Washington D.C. is happening September 21 at National Harbor, MD. The adventure starts Saturday afternoon where teams of four will try to outrun the sun by running two loops each of 4.7 miles, relay-style. You’ll run on a paved course that features stunning canal views and iconic vistas of the harbor.
When you’re not running you’ll be partying at Ragnar Village with your fellow runners, friends and family. There will be live music, food, games, a beer garden and other fun activities.
Special offer for Run Washington readers!
Get $30 off Ragnar Sunset Washington D.C. with promo code RUNWASH.
Looking for more of a challenge? You’re in luck. The Ragnar Trail Appalachians race is back August 9-10!
At Big Bear Lake Camplands — a couple hours outside of D.C, teams of eight will set up camp and take turns running on three sweet tree lined trails full of dense Appalachian forest, rolling hills with serious elevation, and giant ferns reminiscent of Jurassic Park, minus the dinosaurs… we think. It’s 120-ish miles of nature-fueled running magic.
For a limited time, get $100 off Ragnar Trail Appalachians with promo code RUNWASH.