2024 Race for Communication 5k/10k/1M

Belle Haven Park
6401 George Washington Memorial Pkwy
Alexandria, Virginia 22307

Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, Kids & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Spring Series.
Please note that Bishop’s Events promo/discount codes cannot be used to register for this event.

Come enjoy this gorgeous 5k & 10k course.

Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

Virtual Race Option

We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.

Runners Receive

Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Charity Information

Benefiting I-ASC.

Too many nonspeaking people with sensory-motor disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Angelman’s Syndrome, among others, live in frustration. Frustration from being unable to communicate their own thoughts, sensations, emotions, perceptions, and needs. Frustration from being underestimated and disrespected by teachers, parents, and peers who do not presume they are competent enough to understand complex ideas and contribute to society. Such frustration can create cycles of trauma and despair that continue throughout nonspeakers’ lives.

Thankfully, there is hope for a more inclusive future! The International Association for Spelling as Communication (I-ASC) understands the liberating power of communication. It seeks to make communication accessible globally to all nonspeaking, minimally speaking, and unreliably speaking people. I-ASC is the authority in the science and methodology of Spelling to Communicate, known as S2C™, a method that teaches nonspeakers to communicate by pointing to letters on a letterboard to spell to communicate.

The ability to spell to communicate opens a world of possibilities for nonspeaking people, whether it be graduating at the top of their college class, expressing themselves through poetry, or simply participating in a conversation with family at the dinner table. The list goes on and on. You can help a non-speaker find access, agency, and autonomy by supporting I-ASC today!

Race Start Times

1-Miler – 7:30am

10k – 7:45am

5k – 8am

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until March 15 ($35)

10k – $45, until March 15 ($50)

1-Miler – $15

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before March 27.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

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