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Saturday, September 22
September 22 8:00am - 12:00pm

Clarendon Day Run 10K/5K

Whitlow's on Wilson

2854 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, Virginia 22201 Map

Event Info

What better way to celebrate Clarendon than a run down it’s most storied boulevard? Click on this post to register and join us for the annual Clarendon Day 10K/5K/Double & Kid’s Dash, the official kick off to the popular Clarendon Day Festival presented by the Clarendon Alliance. Tell all your friends and make it a party!!

Click Here To Register!

Category: 10k (19) 5k (74) Kids' Run (10)
Sunday, September 23
September 23 8:00am - 9:15am

Teddy Bear 5K and 1k Walk/Run

Falls Church-McLean Children's Center

7230 Idylwood Road

Falls Church, Virginia 22043 Map

Event Info

Runners of all ages receive a teddy bear when they cross the finish line in this Race to Give Every Child a Strong Start. Proceeds keep the high-quality Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center preschool affordable and accessible to children from low-income working families, preparing them to be ready for success in school and in life.

This year, a morning event, 5K at 8 am, 1K at 9:15 am, after prizes are awarded to 5K winners.
Meet on field behind Children’s Center, 7230 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, to join in the Teddy Bear Parade to Pimmit Hills Park, start/finish. Run thru shaded Pimmit Hills neighborhood to Olney Park and back. 1K starts on Children’s Center field.

Prices: 5K-$35, 1K-$20 until 8 pm Friday, Sept. 21, when online registration closes; 5K-$40, 1K-$25 at Packet Pick, 10 am – 2 pm, at the Children’s Center, 7230 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, and Race Day on the field behind the Center, 7:15 -7:45 am.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Great Prizes to fastest Male and Female; Mom and Dad with Strollers; Male/Female winners to 3rd place in 7 age groups; and boys and girls ages 6 to 19 in 6 age groups.

Category: 1k (9) 5k (74)
September 23 8:30am - 11:00am

Run! Geek! Run! 5K

Potomac Yard

1100 Main Line Blvd

Alexandria, Virginia 22301 Map

Event Info

Ironistic and Hudson Studio are proud to co-host the 11th Annual RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K, on September 23, 2018, gun time at 8:30am. The start/finish line is tucked between the George Washington Middle School and Braddock Metro stop. All proceeds from the 2018 RUN! GEEK! RUN! will go directly to support the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which improves the lives of young people through adult mentoring, project-based learning and the craft of wooden boat building. ASF provides the educational, career and life skills necessary for young people to secure and maintain employment and become productive members of their communities.

The 2018 course is a 5K and will start and finish at the south end of Main Line Boulevard circle in Alexandria, VA 22301. We’re a hop, skip, and a jump from the Braddock Road Metro.

Parking will be located at the George Washington Middle School parking lot, conveniently near the race’s start/finish line.

Category: 5k (74)
September 23 8:00am - 10:00am


Bluemont Park

601 N Manchester Street

Arlington, Virginia 22203 Map

Category: 5k (74) Fun Run (17) Kids' Run (10) Walk (7)
September 23 8:30am - 11:00am

Holy Child Tiger Trot 5K

Connelly School of the Holy Child

9029 Bradley Blvd

Potomac, Maryland 20854 Map

Category: 5k (74)
Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29
September 29 7:30am - 9:30am

Arts on the Horizon 5k Fun Run/Walk and 1k Kids Dash

Fort Hunt Park

8999 Fort Hunt Rd

Alexandria, Virginia 22308 Map

Event Info

Join Arts on the Horizon in Fort Hunt Park as we host our very first 5K Fun Run/Walk and 1k Kids Dash!

Meet us at 7:30am on Saturday, September 29th for some family-friendly fun. A pre-run warm-up will be lead by Fitness on the Run!

Families are invited to run or walk to support Arts on the Horizon’s arts education programs and performances. In addition to the race, we will have activities throughout the morning to offer fun ways to show your support. Some of these activities include free post race massages, free photo booth, craft tables and balloon animals for kids, t-shirts, kids’ finisher medals, and post race refreshments.

See link for more details, a full schedule of the events, and a map of the park.

Category: 1k (9) 5k (74)
September 29 8:30am - 11:30am

Wildcat 5K and Family Fun Run

Saint Luke Catholic School

7005 Georgetown Pike

McLean, Virginia 22101 Map

Event Info

The 11th annual Wildcat 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday, September 29 is a great way to start the fall running season in Northern Virginia.
5K Race times will be professionally provided by RaceWire.
Start times: 8:30AM-5K / 8:35AM – FAMILY FUN RUN

The 5K course is shady and scenic, going through gently rolling hills in McLean, VA. The half-mile Family Fun Run takes runners around Saint Luke Catholic Church and Saint Luke Catholic School, and then across the finish line, where they are awarded with commemorative finisher medals.

Register Now!
Fees: 5K – $30.00; Half-Mile Family Fun Run (ages 3 & Up) – $16
(Note: Onsite registration fees will be $40 for the 5K and $18 for the Family Fun Run)
Online registration ends September 26.

T-Shirts: If you register by September 23, you are guaranteed a race T-shirt. Add an additional race-shirt to your registration for $10.00.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will take place at Saint Luke Catholic School on Friday, September 28 from 3:00PM to 7:00PM.

Category: 5k (74) Fun Run (17) Kids' Run (10)
September 29 10:30am - 7:00pm

DCXC Invite

Kenilworth Park

4003 Anacostia Ave NE

Washington, D.C. 20019 Map

Category: 5k (74) XC (1)
Sunday, September 30
September 30 8:00am - 11:00am

Boo! 10K Run and Tidal Basin walk

West Potomac Park, Washington DC

West Potomac Park

Washington, D.C. 20418 Map

Event Info


The Boo! 10K Run and 2-mile Tidal Basin walk will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018 in West Potomac Park in Washington, DC. The event, now in its 13th year, benefits the Dean R. O’Neill Renal Cell Cancer Research Fund at the Foundation for National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

The Boo! 10K Run is an great training run for the big races later in the fall. Enjoy a scenic run along the Potomac River on a fast and flat course.

Category: 10k (19) Walk (7)
September 30 7:00am - 1:00pm

National Capital 20 Miler and 5 Miler

Carderock Recreation Area, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath

Carderock Recreation Area, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath

Potomac, Maryland 20854 Map

Category: 5mi (8) Other (3)
September 30 7:30am - 12:00pm

Rock The Creek Relay

Lake Needwood

Lake Needwood

15800 Needwood Lake Circle, Maryland 20855 Map

Category: Other (3)
Saturday, October 6
October 6 8:00am - 10:00am

#FightingChance 8K

Burke Lake Park, Shelter A

7315 Ox Road

Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039 Map

Event Info

25:40’s 3rd annual #FightingChance 8K/1M.
8K – 8 am, $35
1M – 9 am, $10
This race benefits orphans and vulnerable children in rural South Africa.

Category: 8k (3)
October 6 7:30am - 12:00pm

Season of Giving 5K

Anacostia Park

1900 Anacostia Dr. SE

Washington, D.C. 20020 Map

Category: 5k (74)
October 6 9:00am - 11:59am

Pupils Run

Sligo Creek Middle School

10200 Sligo Creek Pkwy

Silver Spring, Maryland 20901 Map

Category: 5k (74)
October 6 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Dead Man’s Run 5K

Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE

Washington, D.C. 20003 Map

Category: 5k (74)
Sunday, October 7
October 7 7:00am - 5:00pm

Army Ten-Miler

Washington D.C.

102 3rd Ave SW, Fort McNair, Building 39

Washington, D.C. 20024 Map

Category: 10mi (3)
Saturday, October 13
October 13 8:00am - 9:30am

VIDA Thrive 5K

East Potomac Park - Hains Point

900 Ohio Dr SW

Washington, D.C. 20024 Map

Event Info

Join VIDA Fitness at our 4th annual 5k Run/Walk! This year’s race will take place on October 13th, 2018 at 8am at Hains Point! Again, all race profits will benefit Thrive DC – a non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the DC area. We invite the entire community to join us for this fun, flat race through DC’s beautiful waterfront. Whether this is your first 5k or your hundredth we’d love for you to join us for a morning full of fun! Run with your friends, family, kids, pets, or solo – just come run with us and help us raise even more money than last year for a great cause!

Category: 5k (74)
October 13 9:00am - 12:00pm

Run for the Badge 5K

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Washington, D.C. Map

Event Info

Join us on October 13, 2018, in Washington, DC, or virtually from wherever you are, to honor law enforcement. In-person participants will receive a voucher for a free ticket into the National Law Enforcement Museum. Restrictions apply.

Questions? Contact Kaitlin Gilbride, 202-737-7528

Category: 5k (74)
October 13 9:00am - 12:00pm

Walk Like MADD 5K Walk/Dash

The Herndon Police Department

397 Herndon Pkwy #300

Herndon, Virginia 20170 Map

Event Info

Walk Like MADD is our signature non-competitive 5k Walk/Dash to help Mothers Against Drunk Driving raise both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk driving.

This year we are partnering with The Herndon Police Department and Walk Like MADD will take place at the Herndon Police Station.

You can go to www.walklikemadd.org and select Northern Virginia to register today for only $20!! Hurry price may go up.

Date: October 13th
Time: Same Day Registration start at 8am
Kick-off and Awards start at 9am

This event is fun for the entire family!! Hope to see you on October 13th 2018.

Category: 5k (74)
October 13 9:30am - 11:00am

Taste of Annandale 5K

Annandale Blog

4251 John Marr Drive

Annandale, Virginia 22003 Map

Category: 5k (74)
Sunday, October 14
October 14 8:00am - 11:00am

“Have You Seen Me?” 5K Presented by Valassis and Clipper

Fairfax Corner

4100 Monument Corner Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Event Info

The 5k will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 14 at Fairfax Corner (4100 Monument Corner Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030).

Registration fees:
5k: $35 until online registration closes Friday, October 12 at 8:00 pm
1k Fun Run: $10 (free if family member is running the 5k)

Packet pick up will be at the =PR= Store at Fairfax Corner on Saturday, October 13 from 3-7 pm and race morning on the plaza starting at 7:00 am.

Register by October 1 to be guaranteed a shirt. Late registrations will recieve shirts on a first come first serve.

This is a timed race.

Category: 1k (9) 5k (74)
October 14 9:00am - 11:00am

Somerset 8k/2k Back To School Classic

Somerset MD (by Friendship Heights)

5811 Warwick Place

Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 Map

Event Info

From families, to fun runners, to serious competitors, the Back to School Classic is wonderful race, on a great course that’s within walking distance of the Friendship Heights Metro.

Start time is 9:00 AM on 10/14 at Somerset (MD) Elementary School.

Every registrant gets a t-shirt, and a post-race brunch is included in the registration fee. We have prizes for the top 3 age group finishers as well.

You can register for this year’s event, and learn more about the race at somersetrace.com.

Category: 2k (1) 8k (3)
Saturday, October 20
October 20 8:30am - 9:40am

Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run

Burkittsville Ruritan Community Center

500 East Main St.

Burkittsville, Maryland 21718 Map

Event Info

The Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and utilizes a unique mix of road and cross country terrain. Participants will run (or walk) through historic Burkittsville, up the slight incline of Spook Hill into the Boordy Vineyards’ South Mountain vineyard, through historic Union Cemetery, and the Distillery Lane Ciderworks’ (DLC) orchard. There are always plenty of wine-themed door prizes and your race premium is an event wine glass and a tee shirt. Post-run, you’ll be able to taste (and purchase) Boordy wine and DLC hard ciders without getting in your car. For those looking for the opportunity to spend a scenic autumn day in the country, you can explore the Spook Hill Wine Trail and visit more participating wineries, all of whom will be offering our participants special deals on race day!

Category: 4mi (2)
October 20 10:00am - 12:30pm

James Foley Freedom Run

Peirce Mill in DC Rock Creek Park

Pierce Mill, Tilden St. NW, Rock Creek Park, DC

Washington, D.C. 20008 Map

Event Info

A 5K run/walk to support conflict journalists and freedom of the press, in honor of the late Jim Foley, who lost his life in Syria in 2014. There are runs all over the world. The DC run/walk is Sat. Oct. 20 at 10am at Peirce Mill, Tilden St. NW, Rock Creek Park DC.  Thank you for coming out! We have free donuts! (a calorie neutral run).


Register here: http://bit.ly/FoleyRunDC2018

Category: 5k (74)
October 20 8:00am - 9:30am

Fairway 5k Walk/Run

New Market Community Park

9670 Cadet Rd

New Market, Virginia 22844 Map

Category: 5k (74)
October 20 8:30am - 10:30am

Race to Empower MoCo 5k/1k

Interfaith Works Clothing Center

751 Twinbrook Parkway

Rockville, Maryland 20851 Map

Category: 1k (9) 5k (74)
Sunday, October 21
Saturday, October 27
October 27 8:00am - 10:00am

Cats & Bats 5K

Festival Park

60 N. Parke St.

Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 Map

Category: 5k (74) Fun Run (17)
October 27 8:30am - 11:00am

Douthat Trail Mix

Douthat State Park

14239 Douthat State Park Rd

Millboro, Virginia 24460 Map

Category: 10mi (3) 5mi (8)
October 27 9:00am - 11:00am

Greasy-Gooney 10K


Intersection of Rt. 649 & Rt. 613

Front Royal, Virginia Map

Category: 10k (19)
Sunday, October 28
October 28 10:00am - 12:00am

Monster Dash 5K!

Lake Artemesia

5051 Pierce Ave.

College Park, Maryland 20740 Map

Event Info

Join Liberty’s Promise for a charity 5k around Lake Artemesia to support low-income, immigrant youth in the DC Metro area. Come in costume for a chance to win Best Costume prizes! Food & drink provided.

Registration begins at 9:00

Race begins at 10:00

Prize winners will be announced at 11:00

Prizes for first three finishers and best costume!

Parking available in College Park Community Center lot.

Registration: $30 or $20 with valid student ID.

Register now online through eventbrite

or on race day, starting at 9:00AM at the Community Center. Students who buy tickets on Eventbrite will be given a same-day registration form to fill out at check in on race day!

Category: 5k (74)
October 28 9:00am - 12:00pm

EX2 Backyard Burn #3

Riverbend Regional Park

8700 Potomac Hills St.

Great Falls, Virginia 22066 Map

Category: 10m (3) 5mi (8)
Saturday, November 3
November 3 8:00am - 10:00am

St. Rita 5K for Education

Alexandria, VA

2025 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Map

Event Info

Come check out the best little race in Northern Va. >> The St. Rita 5K & Fun Run!

Now celebrating its 15th year, the St. Rita 5K has long been a favorite of area runners for its flat, fast course and fantastic cash & gift card prizes–over $1,000 of prizes in all to top age-group finishers! All registrants get a complimentary t-shirt and swag bag. Proceeds benefit the St. Rita School, serving the Alexandria community for over 60 years.

The day includes a 1K Fun Run for kids starting at 8 AM, followed by the all-ages 5K at 8:30 AM. Strollers and walkers welcome! There’s a fun live DJ, plenty of great refreshments, sponsor booths & demos. And, did we mention, a spacious indoor staging area complete with indoor bathrooms at the US Patent & Trademark Office building?!! What’s not to love?!

See the link for more details and to register.
5K – $30 advance, $40 race day
1K Fun Run – $12 advance / $15 race day
Oh, and use code RUNWASH for 10% off!

Category: 1k (9) 5k (74) Fun Run (17) Kids' Run (10)
Sunday, November 4
Saturday, November 10
Sunday, November 11
November 11 8:00am - 11:00am

Veterans Day 10K

West Potomac Park

4592 Ohio Dr SW

Washington, D.C. 20551 Map

Category: 10k (19)
November 11 9:00am - 11:00am

Veteran’s Day 10k and 5k

Mason Neck State Park

7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079

Lorton, Virginia 22089 Map

Category: 10k (19) 5k (74)
Saturday, November 17
Sunday, November 18
November 18 8:00am - 11:00am

Vienna Turkey Trot

Vienna Volunteer Fire Department

400 Center Street South

Vienna, Virginia 22180 Map

Event Info

The James Madison High School Band will be hosting the 16th Annual Vienna Turkey Trot 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The 5K and 10K, which kick off at 8:30 am, are run on USTAF certified courses. Parents do not need to register to run with their children in the Kids’ Fun Run, which starts at 8:00 am.

All proceeds benefit the JMHS “Pride of Vienna” Band and the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Join us for a great run, super music, fun prizes, refreshments after the race and the Finish Line Festival!

5k and 10k Race Fee includes a technical T-shirt, guaranteed if registered by November 10.

Entry fees are as follows:

$30 until October 31
$35 from November 1 to November 10
$40 from November 11 to Race Day

$35 until October 31
$40 from November 1 to November 10
$45 from November 11 to Race Day

Kids Fun Run – $20 (Race fee includes a 100% cotton t-shirt for all adults and kids)

For more information and to register, visit http://www.viennaturkeytrot.org

Category: 10k (19) 5k (74) Fun Run (17) Kids' Run (10)
November 18 9:00am - 11:00am


Anacostia Park

1660 Hobart St NW

Washington, D.C. 20009 Map

Category: 5k (74)
November 18 9:00am - 12:00pm

EX2 Backyard Burn #4

Hemlock Overlook Regional Park

13220 Yates Ford Rd.

Clifton, Virginia 20124 Map

Category: 10m (3) 5mi (8)
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