DC Area Race Calendar

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Category: All Events
Saturday, October 20
October 20 8:00am - 11:00am

Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K

Reston, VA - Reston Town Center

1825 Discovery St

Reston, Virginia 20190 Map

Event Info

Date of event – Saturday, October 20, 2018

Event website – https://www.shatterproof5k.org/nationalcapitalarea

Start and end time of event –

  • 8:00AM – Site Opens
  • 9:00AM – Program Begins
  • 9:30AM – 5K Walk/Run Begins

Location of event – Reston Town Center (1825 Discovery St., Reston, VA 20190)

Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending the stigma of addiction will host a National Capital Area 5K Walk/Run at Reston Town in Reston, VA on October 20, 2018. This event will bring together the community to rise up against addiction and support family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers impacted by the disease of addiction.

You are invited to show support for anyone who has been touched by addiction and bring the disease of addiction into the light. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in activities geared towards uniting the community and promoting positive change. Event highlights include: The Shatterproof Community Village, which will showcase substance use disorder resources from local organizations; The Memorial Gallery, featuring photos and stories of lost loved ones; a Celebrate Recovery area, a space to unite with hundreds of others in recovery; and more.

Register today at: https://www.shatterproof5k.org/nationalcapitalarea

Walking is free, registration is required; Running has a registration fee of $30 that increases event week.


Category: 5k (46)
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 (46)
October 20 8:00am - 9:30am

Fairway 5k Walk/Run

New Market Community Park

9670 Cadet Rd

New Market, Virginia 22844 Map

Category: 5k (46)
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 (5) 5k (46)
October 20 8:30am - 10:00am

Blaine Whorl 5K

St. Mary's Ryken High School

22600 Camp Calvert road

Leonadtown, Maryland 20650 Map

Category: 5k (46)
October 20 11:00am - 12:00pm

Old Bust Head Benefit 5K

Old Bust Head Brewing Company

7134 Farm Station Rd

Vint Hill, Virginia 20187 Map

Category: 5k (46)
Sunday, October 21
Saturday, October 27
October 27 9:15am - 11:00am

Walk & 5K To End HIV

Freedom Plaza

1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20004 Map

Event Info

Held for the past 30 years, the Walk & 5K to End HIV is Whitman-Walker Health’s signature fundraiser that calls on thousands of Washington, DC area residents to strap up their shoes and walk or run to support WWH’s mission of providing dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Click Here To Register!

Category: 5k (46) Walk (4)
October 27 8:00am - 10:00am

Cats & Bats 5K

Festival Park

60 N. Parke St.

Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 Map

Category: 5k (46) Fun Run (9)
October 27 8:30am - 11:00am

Douthat Trail Mix

Douthat State Park

14239 Douthat State Park Rd

Millboro, Virginia 24460 Map

Category: 10mi (2) 5mi (7)
October 27 9:00am - 11:00am

Greasy-Gooney 10K


Intersection of Rt. 649 & Rt. 613

Front Royal, Virginia Map

Category: 10k (11)
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 (46)
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 (7)
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 (5) 5k (46) Fun Run (9) Kids' Run (5)
November 3 9:00am - 11:00am

Westminster School 5K

Westminster School

3819 Gallows Road

Springfield, Virginia 22003 Map

Event Info


5K: AGES 9 AND UP $30

1ST PLACE $250 2ND PLACE $150 3RD PLACE $100

This event will raise money to benefit the Westminster School programs and support learning and enrichment opportunities for students and teachers.

Category: 1k (5) 5k (46) Fun Run (9)
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 (11)
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 (11) 5k (46)
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