2023 HBI 5K

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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.

Please note that Bishop’s Events promo/discount codes cannot be used to register for this event.


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.


Virtual Race Option

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.


Runners Receive

Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event


Charity Information

HBI provides free overall health education to include infectious diseases, health screening in addition to linkage to care to underserved and high-risk communities in DC, Virginia and Maryland. We provide these services free of charge. This run is being organized to support the overall HBI operations in support of eliminating barriers and access to care for the communities we serve.

HBI Mission Statement

HBI’s uniquely diverse community health workers and screening team, eliminates barriers for underserved communities and builds trust by providing culturally appropriate education and resource navigation. HBI is the bridge for underserved communities from health education and screening to receiving sustainable care. 

HBI was initially founded as the Hepatitis B Initiative in 1997 and received its 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 2006. HBI provides free overall health education to include infectious diseases and health screening and linkage to care for the underserved and high-risk communities throughout the Washington, DC – Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas.
Since 2006, HBI has provided in-person education to over 38,841 individuals and screened over 20,465 at-risk individuals for hepatitis B.  Since 2013, HBI has screened over 15,033 individuals at risk for hepatitis C. HBI has also screened over 3,534 individuals for HIV since 2016. 
Learn more about HBI, please visit www.HBI-DC.org


Race Start Times

5k – 9:30am


Registration Fees

5k – $35, until November 15 ($40)

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before November 21.  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

T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.


Race Medal Design

Race medal designs can be viewed on the Friday before the race on the Bishops Events Facebook page or our Instagram page.


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:

Instagram:  BishopsEventsLLC

Facebook: BishopsEvents


Packet Pickup

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.


Water Stations

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.


Bag Check

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.


Weather Policy

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