DC Area Race Calendar

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Saturday, April 27
April 27 7:00am - 12:00pm

Walk to End Epilepsy – DC

National Mall

12th and Jefferson Streets, SW

Washington, D.C. 20007 Map

Event Info

The Walk to End Epilepsy – DC fundraising event is held in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall near the Smithsonian National Mall metro station. It is an inspirational, healthy and fun community celebration of music and entertainment with friends, family, corporations and organizations celebrating their fundraising success and support for the epilepsy community. Funds raised are for much needed research, programs, services, advocacy and education about epilepsy. People from nearly 50 states across North America converge on the National Mall each Spring as they take steps to end epilepsy. Join us for our 5K Walk and Family Fun Mile event and celebration on April 27, 2019.

*We are not permitted to register/collect money on the mall.  It’s a National Park Service policy.  Please register online.

January 1, 2019: First day of Regular Registration
January 1: Volunteers make the difference. Sign-up begins.
March 31: Memorial Flags for the Remembrance Wall due
March 31: Last day to register and guarantee your Walk to End Epilepsy t-shirt. No kidding!
April 20: Online registration closes at 5 p.m. EST
April 26: Early Walk t-shirt pick-up on the National Mall
April 27: Walk to End Epilepsy on the National Mall at 7:00 a.m

Adults: $50
Youth under age 12: $40
Virtual Walkers: $60 (t-shirts mailed to virtual walkers in advance of race day)

Category: 1mi (15) 5k (62) Walk (13)
April 27 8:00am - 9:30am

Arlington Bunny Hop Charity 5K

Clarendon United Methodist Church

606 N. Irving St.

Arlington, Virginia 22201 Map

Event Info

5K Fun Run/Walk for competitive runners, fitness/frequent runners, joggers/recreational runners & walkers/strollers, dogs allowed. 5K finisher medals will be given to all children crossing the finish line. A family style block party will be featured after the race with characters, free food, bounce houses and live music. Costumes are welcome and encouraged for this fun, family event. Medals will be awarded to overall and age group winners and three finishers with the best costumes. Adults $35, 6-17 $20, under 6 free, prices increase April 1.

Category: 5k (62)
April 27 8:30am - 10:30am

Makin’ Hay 10K

Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center

2929 Sumantown Road

Middletown, Maryland 21769 Map

Event Info

The Makin’ Hay 10k is a scenic and rolling jaunt through some of the most picturesque farmland in Maryland. The loop course celebrates spring’s awakening, taking participants past numerous farms, along Catoctin Creek on a dirt road, and across two, one-lane wooden deck bridges. The race starts at 0830 sharp from Catoctin Creek Nature Center and Park, Middletown, MD. Finisher’s medals, custom ceramic overall awards, 5-year age group awards, and tech-shirts await our participants! Overland Timing will be providing chip timing services. Registration fees: $34.99 thru 2/28; $37.99 after 3/1; $40 race day.

Category: 10k (14)
April 27 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Cinco de MayoThon

Downtown Bethesda

Norfolk Avenue and St Elmo Avenue

Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Map

Event Info

A .05k micro-marathon starting at 12 noon at the corner of St Elmo Ave and Norfolk Ave in downtown Bethesda. This 164 foot race ends at a Mexican Street Festival featuring Food, Music, Dancing and a Beer and Tequila Garden. Hosted by the B-CC Rotary Club and the Embassy of Mexico.

Category: Fun Run (10) Kids' Run (15) Run (7) Walk (13)
April 27 8:00am - 10:00am

Bright Beginnings 5K

Anacostia Park

1900 Anacostia Dr. SE

Washington, D.C. 20020 Map

Category: 5k (62)
April 27 8:00am - 11:00am

Metropolitan Branch 5K

Rhode Island Ave Shopping center

680 Rhode Island Ave NE

Washington, D.C. 20002 Map

Category: 5k (62)
April 27 9:00am - 12:00pm

Trust Jesus 5k

Glenn Dale Community Center

11901 Glenn Dale Blvd.

Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769 Map

Category: 5k (62) Run (7) Walk (13)
April 27 9:00am - 12:30pm


Fletcher's Cove Boathouse on C&O Canal

4940 Canal Rd., NW

Washington, D.C. 20007 Map

Category: 10k (14) 5k (62) Run (7) Walk (13)
April 27 9:00am - 10:30am

Anacostia parkrun

Anacostia Park

1901 Anacostia Dr, SE

Washington, D.C. 20022 Map

Category: 5k (62)
Sunday, April 28
April 28 8:00am - 12:00pm

35th Annual George Washington Parkway Classic

Old Town, Alexandria

100 Madison St

Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Map

Event Info

A classic since day 1.

Born in 1984, the George Washington Parkway Classic is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our spacious course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC area, to beautiful views of the Potomac and charming streets of Alexandria, the Parkway Classic is a journey that celebrates the simple joys of road racing.

The race begins at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and ends along the Potomac in Alexandria with free tacos and a beer garden courtesy of Port City Brewing Co.

Category: 10mi (2) 5k (62) Kids' Run (15)
April 28 7:50am - 10:00am

Pike’s Peek 10K

Rockville MD

Shady Grove Metro

Rockville, Maryland 20855 Map

Category: 10k (14)
Saturday, May 4
May 4 7:59am - 12:00pm

Cougar Literacy Run

Cougar Elementary School

9330 Brandon St.

Manassas Park, Virginia 20111 Map

Category: 1mi (15) 5k (62)
Sunday, May 5
May 5 7:00am - 10:30am

Hope for Henry’s 5k To Make a Kid’s Day

Bethesda, MD

7100 Whittier Blvd

Bethesda, Maryland 20817 Map

Event Info

Hope for Henry Empowers Children with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses to Actively Participate in Their Own Care.

These children and their families love the fun we bring, while leading hospitals partner with us because their experience confirms that our innovative approach leads to better health outcomes.

Since 2003, Hope for Henry has improved the lives of more than 42,000 children at Childrens National Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in our hometown of Washington, D.C., Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Childrens in Cleveland, O.H., and other hospitals around the country.

Hope for Henry collaborates with doctors, nurses, child life specialists and psychosocial team members on events and activities that advance medical care for children. Customized for infancy through adolescence, our programs alleviate the boredom and stress of long hospital stays, encouraging patients and their families to comply with treatments that can be uncomfortable or even painful. Our strategies complement and enhance medical treatment.

Use coupon code RUNWASH19 for 10% off all registration types and help Hope for Henry continue improving the experience seriously ill children have while truly, fighting for their lives!

Registration Prices
– Standard Registration (cotton race t-shirt): $45
– Upgraded Registration (technical race t-shirt): $65

Not in town on Sunday, May 5 but want to participate? Select VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT during registration. Receive all the same great benefits (race t-shirt (if applicable), commemorative race bib and finishers medal!) and complete the distance from home or while on travel!

Race Timing:
– 7:00 AM: Onsite registration & bib pick up
– 8:00 AM: Race Announcement will begin
– 8:30 AM: Race Starts!
– 9:30AM: Awards Ceremony Begins

Category: 5k (62)
Saturday, May 11
May 11 8:30am - 10:00am

Semper Fi 5K

Ohio Drive, West Potomac Park, Washington D.C.

Ohio Drive, West Potomac Park

Washington, D.C. 20418 Map

Category: 5k (62)
May 11 8:30am - 12:00pm

Together in Teal 5k Run/Walk

Fairfax County Government Center

12000 Government Center Parkway

Fairfax, Virginia 22035 Map

Category: 5k (62)
Sunday, May 12
May 12 8:00am - 10:00am

Run Aware 2019

Cabin John Regional Park

10900 Westlake Drive

Bethesda, Maryland 20817 Map

Category: 1k (4) 5k (62)
Saturday, May 18
May 18 7:30am - 11:00am

Kingbury Innovation 5K

C&O Canal Towpath at Fletcher's Cove

4940 Canal Road, NW

Washington, D.C. 20007 Map

Category: 5k (62)
Sunday, May 19
May 19 7:30am - 11:00am

Carderock Running Festival

Carderock, MD

C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway

Carderock, Maryland 20817 Map

Event Info

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Carderock, MD

Half Marathon, 5K and Kids’ Kilometer
Starting TImes & Fee:
Half: 7:30 AM, $60 to $80
5K: 8:00 AM, $40 to $55
Kids’ Kilometer: 7:45 AM, $15

Category: 1k (4) 5k (62) Half Marathon (14)
May 19 9:00am - 12:00pm

Red Shoe 5k

Bull Run Regional Park

7700 Bull Run Drive

Centerville, Virginia 20121 Map

Event Info

Competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers are welcome to join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC in raising our feet to raise hope for families on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, VA.

All registrants will receive a t-shirt and Kid’s Fun Run participants will also receive a souvenir medal.

Mixed gravel and pavement course. Strollers are welcome, but course may not be suitable for the average stroller.

Category: 5k (62) Kids' Run (15)
May 19 8:00am - 11:00am

FinishLyme 5K/1K


Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Category: 1k (4) 5k (62)
Saturday, May 25
Monday, May 27
May 27 8:00am - 11:00am


One Loudoun

20626 Easthampton Plaza

Ashburn, Virginia 20147 Map

Event Info

Celebrate Memorial Day and honor our past and present military heroes by taking part in A SALUTE TO OUR TROOPS (5K and 10K Race, 1K Freedom Run Run)! Join your friends and neighbors on May 27, 2018, at One Loudoun– Loudoun County’s downtown–and make this Memorial Day a truly memorable one. Run, Walk or Jog and celebrate with us as we honor and celebrate the men and women who serve our country!

Category: 10k (14) 5k (62) Fun Run (10)
Saturday, June 1
June 1 9:00am - 12:30pm

Pupils Run


10020 Sligo Creek pkwy

Silver Spring, Maryland 20901 Map

Category: 5k (62)
June 1 9:00am - 12:30pm

Pupils Run

Sligo Creek Parkway

10020 Sligo Creek pkwy

Silver Spring, Maryland 20901 Map

Category: 5k (62)
Sunday, June 2
June 2 8:00am - 11:00am

Henderson Husky 5K and Miler

A. Henderson Elementary School Parent Teacher Cooperative

3799 Waterway Dr

MONTCLAIR, Virginia 22025 Map

Category: 1mi (15) 5k (62)
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
Saturday, June 15
June 15 9:00am - 11:00am

Agape 5k

Building Families for Children


Columbia, Maryland 21046 Map

Category: 5k (62)
Saturday, June 22
June 22 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Suds & Soles 5K

Rockville MD

30 Courthouse Square

Rockville, Maryland 20850 Map

Category: 5k (62)
Sunday, June 23
Thursday, July 4
July 4 8:00am - 10:00am

Arbutus Firecracker 10K

Arbutus Middle School

5525 Shelbourne Road

Halethorpe, Maryland 21227 Map

Event Info

10K loop over fairly hilly course , start & finish same. Entries $25 until 6/20 , $35 thereafter, race day $40. www.bullseyerunning.com .
Cash awards same for male & female, top 3 open , top Master , 1st 50-over , 1st 60-over . 4 year age groups , 3 deep.
Race begins @ 08:00 , at Arbutus Middle School 21227

Category: 10k (14)
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 20
Sunday, July 28
Saturday, August 3
Sunday, August 4
August 4 8:00am - 1:00pm

Virginia Duathlon

Billsburg Brewery

2054 Jamestown Rd

Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 Map

Category: Other (5)
Saturday, August 10
Friday, September 6
September 6 5:00am - 6:00pm

Blue Ridge Relay

Grayson Highlands State Park to Asheville NC

One Oak Plaza

Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Map

Category: Relay (2)
Saturday, September 7
Sunday, September 15
September 15 8:00am - 1:00pm

Revenge Of The Penguins

Carderock, MD

C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway

Carderock, Maryland 20817 Map

Event Info

10/20 Mile start at 8:00 AM on September 15th, 2018
Registration Fee:
20 mile from $60 to $80
10 mile from $50 to $70

Category: 10mi (2) 20mi (1)
Sunday, September 22
Saturday, September 28
Sunday, September 29
Saturday, October 12
October 12 9:00am - 11:00am

Miles for Migraine

Lake Fairfax Park

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Canopy G

Reston, Virginia 20190 Map

Category: 5k (62) Run (7) Walk (13)
Sunday, October 13
October 13 7:30am - 10:00am

Helltown Half

Skyline High School

151 Skyline Vista Drive

Front Royal, Virginia 22630 Map

Category: Half Marathon (14)
October 13 7:45am - 10:00am

Festival of Leaves 5K

Skyline High School

151 Skyline Vista Drive

Front Royal, Virginia 22630 Map

Category: 5k (62)
Saturday, October 19
October 19 8:30am - 10:00am

Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run

Burkittsville Ruritan Community Center

500 East Main St

Burkittsville, Maryland 21718 Map

Event Info

Wine? YES! The Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run starts at 0830 and takes participants on a journey through historic Burkittsville MD., Boordy’s South Mountain Vineyard, and the Distillery Lane Ciderworks’ orchard, utilizing a beautiful hybrid cross-country/road course. We’ll have wine glasses for all participants, wine-themed finisher’s medals, unique ceramic overall awards, and tons of door prizes.
The tasting room at DLC will be open immediately following the award ceremony and Boordy is expected to again host tastings in town post-race.
Spook Hill has garnered accolades from Runners World (twice!) and Competitor.com as a “Must Do” fall race! Not convinced yet? Check out the post-run Spook Hill Wine Trail on our website-bringing you more nearby tasting opportunities (and race-day specials for our participants) at some of the most scenic – and scrumptious – wineries in MD. Registration fees: $29.95 thru 5/31; $32.95 6/1 -8/31; $34.95 9/1-9/30; After 10/1, $36.95; Race Day $40

Category: 4 Mile (4)
Sunday, October 27
Saturday, November 30
Saturday, December 7
December 7 9:00am - 12:00pm

Tacky Sweater 5k

Smartmouth Brewery

1309 Raleigh Ave

Norfolk, Virginia 23507 Map

Category: 5k (62) Other (5)

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