Ranked Races

The following races were chosen for the runner rankings based on their certified courses, reputation for sound management and competitiveness. To see baseline pace for races, please click here.

Races are selected by RunWashington at the beginning of the season; we choose approximately 100 races a year to be a ranked race based on the following criteria: event organization, competitiveness, schedule, value to DC running calendar, results access, proximity to Washington, D.C. and other factors. All races must be on certified courses and must be electronically timed. Only races 5k-half marathon in the DC metro area will be considered.  To have your race considered for the 2014 season, email [email protected]. Selections will be announced at the end of 2013.

*ATTENTION RUNNERS: Both the AIDS Walk 5K and the Race to End Women’s Cancer 8K are no longer considered ranked races as both events independently chose not to collect age and sex data during their registration since they were not doing age group awards.

New Years Day 5k JFK 20k Love the Run You’re With 5k George Washington Birthday 10k
Reston 10 Miler Four Courts Four Miler St Patricks Day 8k Lucky Leprechaun 5k
Rock n’ Roll Half Van Metre 5 Miler Scope It Out 5k Piece of Cake 10k
Run for Justice 5k Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Stop the Silence 5k Azalea Classic 5K
GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler GW Parkway Classic 5k Pike’s Peek 10k Nike Women’s Half
CASA Run for Children 5k CASA Run for Children 8k Ashburn Village 5k Ashburn Village 10k
Race for Hope 5k Police Week 5k Global Race for the Cure 5k Angel Kisses 5k
Break the Silence 5k We’ve Got Your Back 5k Semper Fi 5k Germantown 5 Miler
Capital Hill Classic 10k Joe Cassella 5k Cascades Firechase 10k Alexandria Half Marathon
Jeremy’s Run 10k Lawyers Have Heart 10k Lawyers Have Heart 5k Twilight 4 Miler
PurpleStride 5k ZERO Prostate Cancer 4 Miler Hugh Jascort Four Mile Run for the Rainforest 5k
Let Freedom Run 5k Firecracker 5k Crystal City Twilighter 5k Lost Dog 5K
Riley’s Half Marathon Leesburg 20K Annapolis 10 Miler Kentlands 5K
Larry Noel 15K Arlington 9/11 5K Run for the Schools 5K Park Half Marathon
Navy Five Miler Navy Half Marathon Dulles Day 5k Poolesville Day 5k
Kensington 8k Hoofin It 5k Clarendon Day 5k Clarendon Day 10k
Perfect 10 Miler Perfect 10K Hydrocephalus 5k Home Run 10k
Navy Federal 5k Mind Your Health 5K Great Pumpkin 5k Run to Remember 5k
Race For A Cause 8k Boo! Run for Life 10k Dead Man’s Run 5k Somerset Back to School 8k
Army Ten-Miler AIDS Walk 5K* MCM10k Goblin Gallop 5k
Run for the Parks 10k Rockville 5k Rockville 10k End Women’s Cancer 8K*
Veterans Day 10k Wilson Bridge Half USATF 12K USATF 5K
Run! Geek! Run 8k Run for Shelter 10k Run for Shelter 5k SOME Trot for Hunger 5k
Virginia Run Turkey Trot 5k Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler Bethesda Turkey Chase 10k Arlington Turkey Trot 5k
Drumstix Dash 8k Jingle All the Way 8k Run With Santa 5K Bread Run 10k
Fairfax Four Miler


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