Enjoy spring at the U.S. National Arboretum during FONA’s Flowering 5K. This run or walk will take you past garden collections brightly colored with spring flowers, over tree-lined rolling hills, and along streams winding their way to the Anacostia River. Enjoy cherry blossoms, magnolias, and so much more!
This race is not only scenic, but also safe and secure. All roads are closed to cars during this race so you can safely enjoy running or walking through this 451-acre urban green space. Strollers and dogs are welcome, but dogs must stay on a 6′ non-retractable leash.
There will be a professional race announcer calling out runners as they cross the finish line and there will be music before and after the event to get you in the groove. A professional photographer will take photos along the course. These photos will be shared with all participants after the race for free!