DC Area Race Calendar

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Sunday, February 17
Saturday, February 23
Saturday, March 2
March 2 9:00am - 11:00am


Yards Park

355 Water Street Southeast

Washington DC, D.C. 20003 Map

Event Info

Mayor Muriel Bowser is kicking off National Women’s history month with a free 5K run/walk at Yards Park in Capitol Riverfront. Join #FITDC & the National Women’s History Museum in a celebration of the inspiring accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history. Not running? No problem. Not a woman? This event is still for you. Bring the whole family out to enjoy a live DJ, panels and exhibitions, and vendors from local women and fitness focused businesses.

Category: 5k (42)
Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 24
March 24 8:00am - 11:00am

Mission 10 Miler

Harry Grove Stadium

21 Stadium Dr

Frederick, Maryland 21703 Map

Category: 10mi (3)
March 24 9:00am - 11:00am

The Hill Topper 5k

Church Hill - Patrick Henry Park

2500 E Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia 23223 Map

Category: 5k (42)
Saturday, March 30
March 30 9:00am - 11:00am

Kenya Connect 5k

St. Johns Episcopal Church, Ellicott City

9120 Frederick Rd.

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland 21042 Map

Category: 5k (42) Fun Run (6)
Saturday, April 6
April 6 8:30am - 11:00am

Van Metre 5 Mile Run

43170 Southern Walk Plaza

Ashburn, Virginia 20148 Map

Event Info

The 27th Annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk benefits Children’s National Medical Center. Serious runners, weekend and occasional joggers, walkers, and even strollers (for One-Mile Fun Run/Walk only) of all skill levels are invited to participate.

Category: 1mi (8) 5mi (2) Fun Run (6)
April 6 8:30am - 10:00am

Ben’s Run 5 Miler and 5K

Stonegate Elementary School

14811 Notley Road

Silver Spring, Maryland 20905 Map

Event Info

In its 9th year, this well-organized event benefits kids with cancer at Children’s National where Ben was treated for leukemia before he passed away. More than 1,000 runners and walkers typically register for the 5 mile, 5K or one mile fun run. Welcome ceremony at 8a and gun time is 8:30a. Registration is open at www.bensrun.org. $25 til March 1; $30 til March 24; and then $35 thru race day on April 6th. Location: Stonegate ES, 14811 Notley Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905. Packet pick up the day prior at the school, or on race day.

Category: 5k (42) 5mi (2) Run (3)
April 6 8:00am - 10:00am

Race for Grace 5k

Kettle Run HS

7403 Academic Ave.

Nokesville, Virginia 20181 Map

Category: 5k (42)
Sunday, April 7
Saturday, April 13
April 13 9:00am - 11:30am

Courage to Run 5K

Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE

Washington, DC, California 20003 Map

Event Info

The Courage to Run 5K is the nation’s first nonpartisan run/walk and premier party celebrating the rising wave of women getting civically active running for office. It also elevates the importance of being healthy to lead effectively in civic life today. Join the growing movement of civic believers with the Courage to Run!

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 9AM
Historic Congressional Cemetery in DC & Virtually Across the Country

Prices: $35 – $50 (based on registration date)

Category: 5k (42)
Sunday, April 14
April 14 9:00am - 11:00am

Prison Break Dash

Workhouse Art Center

9601 Ox Road

Lorton, Virginia 22079 Map

Category: 10k (13) 1k (3) 5k (42)
Saturday, April 20
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 (8) 5k (42) Walk (5)
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 (13)
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 (3) 5k (42) Kids' Run (11)
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 (8) 5k (42)
Sunday, May 5
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 (42)
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 (42)
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 (42)
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 (3) 5k (42) Half Marathon (11)
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 (42) Kids' Run (11)
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 (13) 5k (42) Fun Run (6)
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
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 (42)
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 (3)
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 (1)
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 (3) 20mi (1)
Saturday, September 28
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 (42) Run (3) Walk (5)
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