Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Winter Series. Find more info about the series here.
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.
Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
About MK: Come out to support Miriam’s Kitchen as we make strides toward our mission of ending chronic and veteran homelessness. This race is intentionally set between Veteran’s Day and the start of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week at the heart of our mission.
The Run 4 MK has existed in various iterations since 2016 and is inspired by Miriam’s Kitchen’s late friend, former guest, and community leader, Waldon Adams. As an avid runner, Waldon, competed in over 80 races and led MK’s running efforts which inspired countless others in the MK community.
This year, we bring the race home to DC and have partnered with Bishop Events to make that happen. It will occur along the historic and scenic C&O Canal abutting our Outreach Team’s territory, and we’d love for you to get involved.
- Sign up to run or walk –there will be a 5K, 10K, and 500m Fun Run for the kids!
- Come, cheer, and celebrate the strides we’ve made and help us get to the finish line of ending chronic homelessness in DC!
- Double your impact by signing up to fundraise and/or donating new or gently used items (see website for more details) to help prepare our guests for the cold winter months ahead!
- Be a Sponsor and support our programs as they change lives and the community to where everyone has a safe place to call home!
Race Start Times
10k – 7:45am
5k – 8am
500M Dash – 9am
5k – $25, until Oct 31 ($30)
10k – $40, until Oct 31 ($45)
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before Nov 2. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.
Race Medal Design
Course Maps can be found at:
Live Race Results
Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com. Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results. Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.
We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race. We also award the 1st Male and Female in these categories: 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+. Runners who place top 3 overall in their race are not eligible to also win their age groups.
We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.
Social Media Challenge
On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend. The winner will receive 50% off a future race! Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:
Packet pickup is available at the event. We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.
Race Day Registration
There will be no on-site race registration for this race.
There will be 3 water stations along the 10k course at approximately mile markers 1.55, 3.1 & 4.65. One water station will be along the 5k course at approximately mile marker 1.55. Gatorade will be available at some water stations. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Restrooms can be located in the facility near the start/finish line.
Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack. Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions. All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes. In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.
Refunds & Transfers
To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.
Directions to Parking
There is parking at Fletcher’s Boathouse (4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007).