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Today 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Run the Hump 3

James Long Regional Park

4603 James Madison Highway

Haymarket, Virginia 20169 Map

Category: 5k (74)
Saturday, August 25
August 25 8:00am - 12:00pm

The Fast & The Fierce 5K

Freedom Plaza

13th St NW/Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20004 Map

Event Info

Run for rhinos at Friends of the National Zoo’s inaugural 5K event: The Fast & the Fierce 5K, sponsored by Aegis Project Controls! Runners and their cheering sections can put on ears and tails and join FONZ at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 25, for a 5K that loops around downtown D.C.

Fundraising dollars from this event will directly support the Smithsonian’s Global Health Program in working with local partners in Kenya to standardize, improve, and provide advanced veterinary care for ill, injured, and orphaned rhinos.

After the race, all runners and families are invited to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for a special post-race event–plus Enrichment Day, a full day of toys, climbing structures, puzzle feeders, and more for the Zoo’s animals.

Click Here To Register!

Category: 5k (74)
Saturday, September 1
September 1 8:00am - 10:30am

Kentlands/Lakelands 5k and Kids Runs


620 Center Point Way

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 Map

Event Info

The 25th Anniversary Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run, Walk and Kid’s Fun Runs will take place on Saturday, September 1st starting with the kids runs at 8 a.m. on Main Street near the Kentlands/Lakelands Market Square Plaza and followed by the 5k at 8:30 a.m.
The kids events for children under 14 come in 2 sizes – either the 200 m Tot Trot or 500 m Kids Dash and start at 8:00 a.m., but come early to meet everyone and walk to the start. Based on number of runners there may be more than one start for each event.
This USATF certified 5K course winds and rolls through the new urbanist communities of Kentlands and Lakelands of Gaithersburg, giving participants the chance to experience the unique design of these award-winning neighborhoods. Modest hills make the course somewhat challenging, but not difficult for novice runners and walkers. The course also features live entertainment and two (2) water stops along the way!

Category: 5k (74) Kids' Run (10)
Sunday, September 2
Friday, September 7
September 7 5:00am - 6:00pm

Blue Ridge Relay

Grayson Highlands State Park, VA

829 Grayson Highland Ln

Mouth of Wilson, Virginia 24363 Map

Category: Other (3) Relay (3)
Saturday, September 8
September 8 8:00am - 11:00am

SKTCF 2nd Annual D.C. “Running of the Balls” for Testicular Cancer Awareness

Hains Point/East Potomac Park

Hains Point/E. Potomac Park

1100 Ohio Dive SW, D.C. 20001 Map

Event Info

Join us to raise awareness for testicular cancer with our 2nd Annual D.C. “Running of the Balls” 5K/5Mile run on Saturday, September 8, 2018!

5k/5mile race will begin at 8:00 am SHARP
5k = $40
5mile = $45

Are you aware that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men ages 15-40? The good news is that with early detection and treatment, testicular cancer is up to 99% curable.

Sean Kimerling was an Emmy-winning WPIX Sports Broadcaster and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University. Sean passed away at the age of 37 on September 9, 2003 – just 1 month after being diagnosed with TC.

Most individuals are not aware how deadly this disease can be – so, let’s raise awareness about testicular cancer! Let’s Run With The Balls in D.C.! Come have fun, run and spread the word about TC. Be “ballsy” and register now.

For more information about the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, please visit www.seankimerling.org

Category: 5k (74) 5mi (5)
Sunday, September 9
Friday, September 14
September 14 6:15am - 7:30am

Divas Half Marathon and 5K in DC’s Wine Country

Landsdowne Resort and Tarara Winery

Leesburg, Virginia Map

Event Info

Join us for the 6th Annual Divas Half & 5K in DC’s Wine Country – Leesburg, VA! Boas, tiaras, tutus, amazing finisher medals & bubbly – what else could a DIVA ask for?! Save 15% when you register with code RUNDC18. Space is limited; register today to guarantee your spot! 



Category: 5k (74) Half Marathon (18)
Saturday, September 15
September 15 6:15am - 7:30am

Divas Half Marathon and 5K in DC’s Wine Country

Landsdowne Resort and Tarara Winery

Leesburg, Virginia Map

Event Info

Join us for the 6th Annual Divas Half & 5K in DC’s Wine Country – Leesburg, VA! Boas, tiaras, tutus, amazing finisher medals & bubbly – what else could a DIVA ask for?! Save 15% when you register with code RUNDC18. Space is limited; register today to guarantee your spot! 



Category: 5k (74) Half Marathon (18)
September 15 8:00am - 10:30am

Race To Beat Cancer 5K

Four Seasons Hotel - Georgetown

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20007 Map

Category: 5k (74)
Sunday, September 16
September 16 7:00am - 11:00am

Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler

Washington Monument, Washington, DC

2 15th Strret NW

Washington, D.C. 20024 Map

Event Info

The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler will be returning to Washington, DC on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. The race is open to all military and civilian runners. Passing many of Washington, DC Memorials, the course takes runners along the scenic Rock Creek Parkway and the flat and fast East and West Potomac Parks. Runners will receive a finisher’s medal to recognize their achievement in completing the race. Award categories include overall male and female, master (40+ years of age) male and female, wheelchair male and female, age groups, and teams. A runner’s expo will be held during packet pick-up for runners to get great deals on race gear and running products.

Category: 5mi (5) Half Marathon (18)
September 16 8:00am - 12:00pm

Courage to Run 5K

Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE

Washington, DC, California 20003 Map

Event Info

We are thrilled to announce the Courage to Run 5K, the nation’s first nonpartisan run and walk that celebrates the rising wave of women getting civically active and running for office. It also elevates the mindset, endurance and heartfelt vision needed to be healthy and lead effectively in civic life today.

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Historic Congressional Cemetery

The run and walk (your choice!) is a 5K chip-timed, USATF-certified course is in the Historic Congressional Cemetery and along the Anacostia River trail. First race starts at 8AM with a big finish-line party with yummy eats and treats, inspirational speakers, DJs and music, raffle and civic fair to follow.

Proceeds benefit 11 diverse organizations that support women’s leadership development.

Category: 5k (74) Kids' Run (10) Walk (7)
September 16 8:00am - 10:00am

Race 4 Recovery

RIO Washingtonian Center

231 Rio Blvd

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 Map

Event Info

The Race 4 Recovery is a 5k Run/Walk Event held at RIO Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, MD on September 16, 2018. Registration begins at 7:00AM and Race time is at 8:00AM. Each ticket is only $35 and increase in 30 days SO SIGN UP NOW!

Tons of giveaways and prizes. CASH prizes for top categories and CASH prizes for largest team participation.

Category: 5k (74)
September 16 8:00am - 9:00am

Run for the Schools

Falls Church

300 Park Ave

Falls Church, Virginia 22046 Map

Category: 1mi (7) 5k (74)
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 (17) 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 (4) 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 (11) 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 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 (17) Walk (7)
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 (2)
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 (2)
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 9:30am - 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 (4) 5k (74)
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)
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