DC Area 5k

Category: 5k
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 (8) 5k (68)
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 (68) Fun Run (17) Kids' Run (7)
September 29 10:30am - 7:00pm

DCXC Invite

Kenilworth Park

4003 Anacostia Ave NE

Washington, D.C. 20019 Map

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Sunday, September 30
Saturday, October 6
October 6 7:30am - 12:00pm

Season of Giving 5K

Anacostia Park

1900 Anacostia Dr. SE

Washington, D.C. 20020 Map

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October 6 9:00am - 11:59am

Pupils Run

Sligo Creek Middle School

10200 Sligo Creek Pkwy

Silver Spring, Maryland 20901 Map

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October 6 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Dead Man’s Run 5K

Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE

Washington, D.C. 20003 Map

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Sunday, October 7
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!

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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

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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.

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October 13 9:30am - 11:00am

Taste of Annandale 5K

Annandale Blog

4251 John Marr Drive

Annandale, Virginia 22003 Map

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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.

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Saturday, October 20
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

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October 20 8:00am - 9:30am

Fairway 5k Walk/Run

New Market Community Park

9670 Cadet Rd

New Market, Virginia 22844 Map

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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 (8) 5k (68)
Saturday, October 27
October 27 8:00am - 10:00am

Cats & Bats 5K

Festival Park

60 N. Parke St.

Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 Map

Category: 5k (68) Fun Run (17)
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!

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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 (8) 5k (68) Fun Run (17) Kids' Run (7)
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 (8) 5k (68) Fun Run (17)
Sunday, November 4
Saturday, November 10
Sunday, November 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 (15) 5k (68)
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 (15) 5k (68) Fun Run (17) Kids' Run (7)
November 18 9:00am - 11:00am


Anacostia Park

1660 Hobart St NW

Washington, D.C. 20009 Map

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Thursday, November 22
November 22 8:30am - 11:00am

Trot for Hunger

Freedom Plaza

Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC (corner of 13th Street, NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)

Washington, D.C. 20001 Map

Event Info

SOME’s Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger–now in its 17th year–brings thousands of people together on Thanksgiving Day to run or walk to help SOME end homelessness and hunger in our nation’s capital. By registering, you are helping to provide much-needed food, clothing, healthcare, and more to the over 10,000 people in need that SOME serves each year.

Category: 5k (68)
November 22 9:00am - 11:00am

SOME Trot For Hunger 5K

Freedom Plaza

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20004 Map

Event Info

SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness.

Category: 5k (68)
November 22 9:00am - 11:00am

Turkey Trot for Parkinson’s

Workhouse for the Arts, Lorton VA

9518 Workhouse Rd

Lorton, Virginia 22079 Map

Event Info

Join us for the 4th Annual Turkey Trot for Parkinson’s 5k and 1 mile Gobble Wobble.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. We’ll be at the Workhouse for the Arts in Lorton, Virginia. There are two distances: 5k and 1 Mile.

Proceeds from this TeamFox event benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, a race bib, a race “swag” bag with giveaways and coupons, the race itself, and great post-race refreshments.

Category: 1mi (7) 5k (68)
November 22 9:00am - 11:00am

Fairfax Turkey Trot 5K

Old Town Fairfax Fire Station

4081 University Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Category: 5k (68)
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