Points count towards our Year-Long 5k & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Fall Series. Find more info about the series here.
This 5k will run along the W&OD Trail in Arlington. It’s a great race to look for a PR or just to have fun and give back to a great organization.
Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.
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, Cotton Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
This race benefits Challenging Racism. Challenging Racism is an organization dedicated to educating our communities about racism and empowering participants in our programs to interrupt racism whenever and wherever they encounter it.
Race Start Times
5k – 2pm
5k – $25, until Sept 30 ($30)
Virtual – $25
***Price will increase on race morning by $5
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before September 23. Additional shirts will be ordered for late registrants but availability and sizes will be available on a first come, first served basis.
T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.
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 race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
Gatorade will be available at some water stations. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Restrooms can be located by the parking lot and around the park.
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
The race starts and ends in Bluemont Park (329 N Manchester St, Arlington, VA 22203). Parking is within the park. This is the entrance close to 4th STREET (not 4th Rd). It is not the entrance next to the tennis courts.