Washington, DC

DC Area Race Calendar

This event listing has been removed or the event has already occurred.
Category: All Events
Friday, September 24
September 24 11:00am - 2:00pm

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E Street Southeast

Washington, D.C. 20003 Map

Category: 5k (28)
Saturday, September 25
September 25 8:00am - 10:00pm

Collective Run for Collective Freedom


National Mall

Washington, D.C. 20008 Map

Event Info

Collective Run for Collective Freedom

In order to permanently end human trafficking, we must be able to collaborate and work together to ensure a free and dignified future for all. This is why we at Collective Liberty are kicking off our inaugural Collective Run for Collective Freedom 5K. Together we can run (or walk, hike, bike, or even swim) towards a better future.

Trafficking in the United States

Human trafficking is one of the worst forms of trauma and exploitation that can occur to a person. The sheer evil of manipulating and exploiting another human being for profit is unthinkable for most people. Yet there are over 25 million people who are trafficked globally and more than 400,000 in the US alone. Profits exceed $150 billion a year, and are easily “laundered” through the current financial system. Traffickers benefit and profit significantly from lack of coordination and collaboration, utilizing our hyper-connected culture to mask their trail, moving freely within and across jurisdictions.

At Collective Liberty, we focus on disrupting human trafficking markets across the 25+ types of human trafficking identified in the United States. Since traffickers are highly networked in their organized criminal operations, our disruption efforts must also be networked. We collaborate across the nation, identifying and elevating local heroes, bringing solutions to the national stage, and building bridges for us all to work together across the US.

Our support has resulted in the arrest of more than 1000 traffickers who were referred for prosecution, as well as the arrest of more than 1500 buyers, many of whom were attempting to purchase sexual access to a minor (with more kids spending so much more time online unattended due to COVID, they are often left highly exposed). With the tireless efforts of our team we have been able to train nearly 8,000 professionals to be trauma-informed, victim-centered professionals committed to ending trafficking in their region.

The Race

A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Running and walking on your own, or with friends!

You can choose to run as:


Register for the Race – $10

Register for the Race and Receive a Personalized Digital Race Bib – $20

Register for the Race and Receive a Personalized Digital Race Bib and Collective Run for Collective Freedom 5K Race Medal – $40


The group with the highest fundraising amount will receive the Collective Liberty Hero Banner – 2021

The group with the highest number of participating members will receive a screening of their choice of one of three movies and a Q&A afterwards with Collective Liberty staff and training faculty

Prizes will be mailed 15-18 business days after the completion of the race period (September 26-October 2).

The winning / largest group will be able to discuss when a screening will take place and key details for faculty/staff Q&A.

Category: 5k (28)
September 25 8:00am - 11:00am

Brighter Futures 5K

Realtor Assn of Prince William

4545 Daisy Reid Ave, Ste. 150

Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 Map

Category: 5k (28)
Sunday, September 26
September 26 8:00am - 10:00am

Run Hope Work Run for a Better Life 5k

Fletchers Cove (DC); Fletchers Boat House

4940 Canal Road NW

Washington, D.C. 20007 Map

Event Info

5k out and back in Towpath in DC starting at Fletchers Cove. Virtual and in-person options. Free parking. Raises money for a great DC-based organization, Run Hope Work. $30, but no in-person race day registration.

Category: 5k (28)
September 26 8:30am - 9:30am


Near George Washington Middle School

1005 Mt Vernon Ave

Alexandria, Virginia 22301 Map

Category: 5k (28)
Saturday, October 2
October 2 8:00am - 11:00am

McLean 5k

Old Firehouse Center

1440 Chain Bridge Road

McLean, Virginia 22101 Map

Category: 5k (28)
October 2 9:00am - 10:00am

Colleen’s BA 5K

Beach Drive at Connecticut Ave

9411 Connecticut Avenue

Kensington, Maryland 20895 Map

Category: 1mi (4) 5k (28)
Sunday, October 3
October 3 7:30am - 9:30am

Fall Backyard Burn

Pohick Bay Regional Park

6501 Pohick Bay Dr.

Lorton, Virginia 22079 Map

Category: 10mi (1) 5mi (7)
Saturday, October 9
October 9 8:30am - 9:30am

2021 KS Memorial Superhero 5k & Fun Run

Wheaton Regional Park

2002 Shorefield Road

Silver Spring, Maryland 20902 Map

Event Info

Join us the morning of Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Silver Spring, MD for a race in memory of Kevin Stoddard. All proceeds go directly to the SuperHERO Foundation in Kevin’s honor to help others fighting a superheroic battle against mental illness and addiction. Challenge yourself and go for gold in the 5k! Or break out your best cape and channel your favorite superhero in the 1-mile fun run. Want to join the fun and donate to a good cause, but can’t be there in person? Consider signing up for our virtual race and soar with us in spirit.

Our 5k is a chip-timed race that winds through the beautiful Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens. We encourage all types of runners and walkers: avid runners, joggers and walkers to participate. Prizes will be awarded to top 3 men and women overall, as well as medals for top men & women in the following age groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over.

Superhero costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be given out for the most creative! We want to see superheroes of all shapes, sizes, and strengths embody Kevin’s superhuman spirit, so bring on your capes, masks, and supernatural tricks.

Category: 1mi (4) 5k (28) Fun Run (3) Kids' Run (3) run (1) Walk (3)
Sunday, October 10
Friday, October 15
October 15 9:00am - 12:00pm

We Can Be Heroes 5k

Thomas Bull Memorial Park

211 NY-416, Montgomery

Montgomery, New York 12549 Map

Category: 5k (28)
Saturday, October 16
October 16 8:00am - 11:00am

Ben’s Run

Stonegate Elementary School

14811 Notley Road

Silver Spring, Maryland Stonegate ES Map

Event Info

In its 10th year of an in-person run, Ben’s Run benefits kids with cancer at Children’s National where Ben was treated for leukemia before he passed away. Goal is to raise $1 million after 10 years. About 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. $30 until Oct. 1 and $35 thru race day on Oct. 16. Location: Stonegate ES, 14811 Notley Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905. Packet pick up the day prior at the school, or on race day. Large Silent Auction starts Friday night into Saturday. COVID guidelines to be posted at bensrun.org.

Category: 5k (28) 8k/5mi (2) Fun Run (3)
October 16 9:00am - 10:30am

Book It For Books 5K/One-Mile Run/Walk

Bluemont Park

329 N. Manchester St.

Arlington, Virginia 22203 Map

Event Info

Book It For Books 5K/One-Mile Run/Walk is Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia’s fund- and fun-raiser to help supply books to over 20,000 vulnerable children in the NOVA community. When: October 16, 2021. Book It is an-person event at Bluemont Park in Arlington, Virginia — with a hybrid option for those who prefer to participate at a distance. Click to run, walk, or donate right here: https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2021-book-it-for-books-5k! Start time for in-person: 9:00 a.m. The Book It Run/Walk is open to serious runners, fun runners, walkers, families, and kids — with book character costumes optional. Kids in strollers are free. Come run and have fun and support children’s literacy at the same time!!!

Category: 5k (28) Fun Run (3)
October 16 8:45am - 10:45am

2021 Zombie Run

Driskell Park, Hyattsville, MD

3911 Hamilton Street

Hyattsville, Maryland 20781 Map

Category: 1k (1) 1mi (4) 5k (28)
Sunday, October 17
October 17 8:30am - 10:30am

Makin’ Hay 10K

Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center

2929 Sumantown Rd.

Middletown, Maryland 21769 Map

Category: 10k (7)
Sunday, October 24
Saturday, November 6
November 6 9:00am - 12:00pm

Breakthrough Trail 5K

Pamplin Historical Park

6619 Duncan Rd.

Petersburg, Virginia 23803 Map

Category: 5k (28)
Sunday, November 7
November 7 8:00am - 11:00am

PNC Parkway Classic

George Washington Memorial Parkway

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

Mt Vernon, Virginia 22121 Map

Category: 10 Miler (5) 5k (28)
November 7 8:00am - 12:00pm

PNC Parkway Classic

Mt. Vernon Estate

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy

Mt Vernon, Virginia 22121 Map

Category: 10k (7) 5k (28)
Saturday, November 13
Saturday, November 20
Sunday, November 21
Saturday, December 4
December 4 9:00am - 10:15am

Candy Cane Dash 5K

Baker Park

121 N. Bentz St

Frederick, Maryland 21701 Map

Category: 5k (28)
Sunday, December 5
Saturday, December 11

Subscribe to our mailing list