2024 IronMed 5k

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Points count towards our Year-Long 5k & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Spring Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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              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.  Both events run 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

Technical Event Shirt & A Chip Timed Event


Charity Information

The HOYA Clinic is a student-run free clinic currently operating at The Triumph (a Community of Hope temporary housing facility) in DC’s 8th Ward. With clinical oversight by Georgetown faculty physicians, the HOYA Clinic provides quality health care to clients at The Triumph free of charge — in the spirit of social justice and cura personalis. Learn more about the HOYA clinic here.

Want to donate directly to the HOYA Clinic?  Click below to donate:

Donate to HOYA Clinic!


Race Start Times

5k – 9am


Registration Fees

5k (virtual) – $25

5k (Georgetown student) – $30

5k (non-student) – $40

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

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before April 3.  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.


Course Maps can be found at


This is an out-and-back route on the C&O Canal path which is a light gravel flat trail. There are no major elevation gains.


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 male and female overall. We also will award the first male junior (under 18 years old) under 18 and the first female junior. Awards include $50 Pacer’s Running gift cards, hydroflasks, and more!



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 one hour 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 no water on the course, but water, other drinks, and snacks will be available at the starting line after the race.



Restrooms can be located in the facility near the start/finish line.



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

We are an all-weather race company (rain or shine or sleet or snow). We will email registered runners and post on social media if the race is cancelled, but this is quite rare, otherwise assume the race is taking place as scheduled.

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).  The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 38.919527, -77.101225