Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, Endurance, & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Spring Series. Find more info about the series here.
Come out and enjoy this scenic, flat 5k in the heart of Georgetown near the Nation’s Capital. The 5k runs on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path.
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, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
When Alex Manfull died, at 26 years old, due to a neuroimmune disorder known as PANDAS, Susan and William Manfull established a Fund in their daughter’s name with the vision that no life ever again be cut short — or interrupted — by PANDAS/PANS. The Alex Manfull Fund is proud to have provided the funding to establish a repository at Georgetown University Medical Center for brains from donors diagnosed with neuroimmune disorders which, in January 2022, became the POND Brain Bank — PANDAS/PANS and Other Neuroimmune Disorders Brain Bank. We collaborate with other advocacy groups to increase awareness and advance education for physicians and mental health professionals about how to recognize and treat these disorders. If only one of Alex’s doctors had recognized PANDAS, Alex would be here today. Originally from New Hampshire, Alex died in Washington, DC in 2018. She loved to run along the Potomac so we know this race would be very meaningful to her.
Race Start Times
5k – 8am
5k – $35, until May 15 ($40)
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before May 24. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is 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 90 minutes 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 one water station along the 5k course at approximately mile marker 1.55. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Port-a-johns can be located near the check-in/registration area.
We do not have an official bag check for this race. If needed, you may leave items at our timing table/tent at the finish line. We do not recommend leaving any valuables as we are not responsible for your items. Any items left and not picked up by the end of the race will be donated.
Volunteers should arrive approximately 60 minutes before the first race kicks off. We will assign volunteer tasks on race morning (water station, course marshals, finish line support, etc). You can find parking information under “Directions to Parking” with a latitude and longitude pin for where to meet.
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
For parking, there are several parking garages and spaces along Water Street. If you use the address for the Potomac Boat Club (3530 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007) that will get you near the Start/Finish Line. Once you are on Water St, look for parking. It will be difficult to turn around if you follow the GPS all the way to the Boat Club. The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 38.904338, -77.070138