DC Area Race Calendar
Both 5K and 1 mile courses are USATF certified. The 5K course has some moderate hills. The 1 mile course is flat making this a perfect PR course. We are really looking to get a broader participation base.
Funds go toward Ashland Elementary and Forest Park High School here in Manassas.
13061 Touchstone Circle, #7665
Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192 Map
Fort Washington, Maryland 20745 Map
Run Hope Work is excited to host our annual Run for a Better Life 5K on October 22nd at 8:00am. Racers will take on the fast, flat, out-and-back course in Anacostia Park starting at the Roller Skating Pavilion.
Run Hope Work, founded in 2015, is a DC nonprofit that helps local young adults take control of their futures through a holistic program that includes running, meditation/mindfulness, and workforce training in various trades.
This year’s race is dedicated to Run Hope Work’s founder, Jose Ortiz, who died in a bike accident in April of this year. Run Hope Work is the manifestation of Jose’s formula for self and community transformation. Jose overcame homelessness, poverty, and addiction to become a beloved entrepreneur, husband, father, and athlete. He was a mentor to Run Hope Work participants as well an inspiration to friends, colleagues and his family. Our annual 5k race was one of Jose’s favorite activities; we will miss his infectious smile and enthusiastic presence this year, but we honor his legacy by continuing our work to support DC’s youth.
Intervale Trailhead, Jackson River Scenic Trail 1903 Dressler Dr. Covington, VA US 24426
1903 Dressler Dr.
Covington, Virginia 24426 Map
The out and back Falls Church City 5K/3K course is mostly flat on the W&OD Trail starting and finishing at 103 Columbia Street. Overall male and female winners earn free shoes and medals are awarded to all categories. Great family event. The 8am staggered start for runners and walkers allow for less traffic on the trail. Course volunteers and law enforcement officers ensure a fun and safe morning. There is food at the finish line. Long-sleeved shirts guaranteed for participants if registered by October 31st. $40 for 12 and older. $20 for 11 and under. $140 family maximum cost. Register a team and fundraise to feed the hungry. Virtual registrations allow for family and friends to join you on your race day.