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    SRB Everyday Super Hero 5k for the Homeless
    Sat 1st Jun
    Belle Haven, VA, United States
    $35
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    SRB Everyday Super Hero 5k for the Homeless

    George Washington Memorial Pkwy & Belle Haven Rd, Belle Haven, VA 22307, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Sugar Rim Bar (SRB) is proud to host our first Annual 2019 Super Hero Race/Fun Walk for charity. The 5K run/walk will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019. This chipped 5K run and fun will benefit the everyday heroes of our community and Change For Good, Inc. a local nonprofit whose mission is to help those in need.

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    DCFR Pride Run 5K
    Fri 7th Jun
    $45
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    DCFR Pride Run 5K

    Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the Annual DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K at Historic Congressional Cemetery. The chip-timed 5K race will be followed by a finish line party, featuring beer and snacks for race participants, a live DJ, entertainment, and awards for the race's top performers.

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    Womens Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5K
    Sun 9th Jun
    Arlington, VA, United States
    $10
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    Womens Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5K

    820 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22203, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Celebrate the start of the spring/summer running season with DC Road Runners' Women's Distance Festival (WDF) 5K and Run-After-the-Women (RATW) 5K. Our WDF race is part of the Maryland Road Runners Clubs of America WDF Grand Prix Series.

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    Lawyers Have Heart
    Sat 8th Jun
    $55 - $85
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    Lawyers Have Heart

    The Washington Harbour, 3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Lawyers Have Heart brings runners and walkers -- of all ages, levels of experience -- to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. Previously, the event has raised more than $1 million, and we hope to exceed that goal again. Since its creation, Lawyers Have Heart has raised over $13million to benefit the American Heart Association to further its mission of being a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

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    PurpleStride Washington, D.C.
    Sat 8th Jun
    $10 - $35
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    PurpleStride Washington, D.C.

    1301 Bataan St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    PurpleStride walks are among the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.

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    Manna 5K Fun Run for Affordable Housing
    Sat 15th Jun
    $35
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    Manna 5K Fun Run for Affordable Housing

    3630 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We will be celebrating our Annual MANNA 5K Race for Affordable Housing at the Alexandria Aqueduct on the C&O Towpath in Georgetown (address is 3630 Water St NW). Our goal is to raise money and awareness for affordable housing in the District. Please come and support affordable housing in DC while enjoying the historic canal, getting some exercise, and meeting fellow supporters of MANNA.

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    Generosity D.C. 5K
    Sun 23rd Jun
    Arlington, VA, United States
    $25
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    Generosity D.C. 5K

    820 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22203, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Generosity with a capital G in the nation's capital, well close enough, Arlington, Virginia. Join organizations from around the capital region as they raise awareness and funds for the organizations that are doing what the government often cannot.

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    Wesley Housing's 5K
    Sun 23rd Jun
    Arlington, VA, United States
    $25
    Details

    Wesley Housing's 5K

    820 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22203, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Wesley Housing's 5K Run/Walk will take place in Arlington's Bluemont Park. By running for Wesley, you're helping to support our four Northern Virginia summer camps, which are hosted in our affordable housing communities. The children who attend do not otherwise have access to costly, enriching summer activities. In our camps, they are able to combat summer learning loss by engaging in STEAM skills building, reading/writing development, and field trips throughout the region. Help us help our youth make lasting memories and have the best summer yet!

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    Lake Accotink 5K/10K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Springfield, VA, United States
    $23 - $40
    Details

    Lake Accotink 5K/10K

    To the rescue inc, P.O. Box 761, Springfield, VA 22150, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for this awesome event and choose between either the 5K or 10K distance.

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    Crystal City Twilighter
    Sat 20th Jul
    Arlington, VA, United States
    $28 - $38
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    Crystal City Twilighter

    Arlington County, Arlington, VA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    When the sun goes down, we turn up the heat for the most sizzling race of the summer at the Crystal City Twilighter 5K. Race through Crystal City and party afterward at our post race beer garden with Port City Brewing Co beer, We The Pizza, and hot beats and karaoke.

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    Dash Through the Dirt
    Sun 9th Jun
    Potomac, MD, United States
    $30
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    Dash Through the Dirt

    Potomac, MD, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area. They are perfect for PRs! In partnership with EOD Warrior Foundation. The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial.

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    Summer Georgetown 5K/10K/10M
    Sun 4th Aug
    $25
    Details

    Summer Georgetown 5K/10K/10M

    1301 Bataan St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out and enjoy this scenic, 10-miler, 10k, 5k, & 1M in the heart of Georgetown near the Nations Capital. All of the events run on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path.

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    Autism Speaks 5K
    Thu 4th Jul
    Potomac, MD, United States
    $20 - $35
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    Autism Speaks 5K

    10127 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Start the Fourth of July holiday with us at the 19th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run - 1 Mile Walk in Potomac, MD! Join us for this family-friendly event that will shine a light to help increase understanding and acceptance for the autism community.

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    Christmas In July - Hoppin' Holiday 5K
    Sat 20th Jul
    Upper Marlboro, MD, United States
    $25 - $40
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    Christmas In July - Hoppin' Holiday 5K

    14735 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Calvert Brewing Company presents Christmas in July - Hoppin' Holiday 5K

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    9-11 Memorial 5K & Half
    Sun 8th Sep
    $25
    Details

    9-11 Memorial 5K & Half

    Washington, DC, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out and enjoy this scenic, flat half-marathon and 5k in the heart of Georgetown near the Nations Capital. Both events run on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path. Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

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    National African American Male Wellness 5K
    Sat 21st Sep
    Free
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    National African American Male Wellness 5K

    Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The goal of the National African American Male Wellness Initiative is to raise awareness for preventable health diseases. The overall health and wellness of the black community is dependent on the health of black men in the community. African American men are dying from preventable diseases at ten (10) times the rate of other men which drives the mission of AAWALK. Each WALK Male participant must register and be screened by health professionals to Walk or Run. There is no cost for health screening or fee to race. It is a family affair and all are welcome to enjoy the event with many activities for everyone in attendance.

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    Clarendon Day Run
    Sat 21st Sep
    Arlington, VA, United States
    $10 - $40
    Details

    Clarendon Day Run

    Arlington County, Arlington, VA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    What better way to celebrate Clarendon than a run down its most storied boulevard? Join us for the Clarendon Day 10K/5K & Kids Dash. Easily one of the areas fastest courses, this race takes runners along a foot tour of the eclectic neighborhoods along the Orange line. Partnering with the Clarendon Day Alliance, the Saturday Clarendon Days Festival and the Clarendon Day Run has something for everyone! Top off the race with a post-race party at Clarendons hometown watering hole, Whitlows on Wilson, and other great restaurants, pubs, and vendors.

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    Run for the Schools
    Sun 15th Sep
    Falls Church, VA, United States
    $15 - $35
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    Run for the Schools

    100 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us on Sunday, September 16 and enjoy the USATF Certified 5K course that winds through the tree-lined streets of historic Falls Church City. The course is a mix of hills and flat stretches, a little something for every level runner. There will be a water stop along the course. The course also includes a 1 Mile loop for runners and walkers. Strollers are welcome! No bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades or dogs please.

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    Running Of The Balls 5K/10K - DC
    Sat 28th Sep
    $35 - $40
    Details

    Running Of The Balls 5K/10K - DC

    1301 Bataan St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This race is about helping to fight the most common cancer in young men. Grab your balls and join the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation.

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    Autumn Georgetown 5K/Half
    Sun 29th Sep
    $23 - $60
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    Autumn Georgetown 5K/Half

    1301 Bataan St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out and enjoy this scenic, flat half-marathon and 5k in the heart of Georgetown near the Nation's Capital. Both events run on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path.

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    My Sole Knows 5K
    Sat 21st Sep
    District Heights, MD, United States
    $25
    Details

    My Sole Knows 5K

    Gateway Blvd & Breton Dr, District Heights, MD 20747, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out and join us for our Annual fundraiser to support the outreach of the District Heights Youth Development Foundation and the District Heights Family & Youth Services Bureau. This is a USATF Certified Course (course # MD17021NP).

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    Jack T. Farrar, Jr. “Fill the Shoes” 5K
    Sat 2nd Nov
    $30
    Details

    Jack T. Farrar, Jr. “Fill the Shoes” 5K

    Alexandria, VA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come support your community and a very worthy cause by running or walking in the 10th annual 5K to fight pancreatic cancer.

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    Taste of Annandale 5K
    Sat 5th Oct
    Annandale, VA, United States
    $25
    Details

    Taste of Annandale 5K

    Sears Appliance Repair, 4251 John Marr Dr, Annandale, VA 22003, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual Taste of Annandale is a community festival with food, live entertainment.

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    Hope Skip and Jump 5K
    Sat 13th Jul
    Millersville, MD, United States
    $10 - $25
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    Hope Skip and Jump 5K

    1652 Millersville Rd, Millersville, MD 21108, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 5k Race The 5k race course is a combination of paved roadways and off road trails around the perimeter of Kinder Farm Park. The course is certified by USATF. Participants may run or walk and will be timed.

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    Daring the Blaze 5K
    Sat 29th Jun
    Prince Frederick, MD, United States
    $10 - $20
    Details

    Daring the Blaze 5K

    autoglass, safelite, 1650 Solomons Island Rd S, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome back to Dares Beach for our 3rd Annual Daring the Blaze 5K Run/Walk! School's out, Summer's in, and our brave firefighters never get at a break! We at the Dares Beach Civic Association are looking forward to our annual 3.1-mile foot race in the hilly bayside neighborhood of Dares Beach to benefit our local heroes at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department!

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    Vida Thrive 5K
    Sat 12th Oct
    $35
    Details

    Vida Thrive 5K

    Washington, DC, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join VIDA Fitness and Thrive DC for the annual 5k! All proceeds will benefit Thrive DC a non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the DC area.

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    Anchor Run
    Sun 28th Jul
    Odenton, MD, United States
    $15 - $25
    Details

    Anchor Run

    524 Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, Odenton, MD 21113, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Fort Meade Chief Petty Officer Association's (CPOA) mission is to the develop the Navy's future enlisted leaders and to promote ideals which embody all competencies, values, and characteristics of a Chief Petty Officer, by working together for the good of the Fort Meade area commands and community.

    The Fort Meade Chief Petty Officer Association is a non-federal entity. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status. Moreover, there is no Department of Defense or governmental agency endorsement of this event.

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    McLean 5K
    Sat 5th Oct
    McLean, VA, United States
    $25
    Details

    McLean 5K

    7954 Center St, McLean, VA 22101, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The McLean 5K Run is coming back this fall! Hosted by MCC with the support of sponsors Century 21 New Millennium and The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, the race features a certified course through the heart of McLean and is designed to appeal to runners of all abilities.

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    National Race to End Women’s Cancer
    Sun 3rd Nov
    $45
    Details

    National Race to End Women’s Cancer

    Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Hosted by and benefiting the Foundation for Womens Cancer (FWC), the National Race to End Womens Cancer consists of a 5K or 1-mile run/walk and an inspirational pre-race program filled with music, dancing and stories from survivors and advocates. This is your opportunity to join forces with us as we strive to #EndWomensCancer. Be a part of this special day by registering to run or walk, forming or joining a team, fundraising or donating to support those impacted by gynecologic cancers.

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    Alumni Challenge 5K
    Sat 23rd Nov
    Oxon Hill, MD, United States
    $20 - $45
    Details

    Alumni Challenge 5K

    151 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Runners can participate as an individual or as a team in The Alumni Challenge 5K. The race is centered around supporting your school and runners. Fans are encouraged to come out and support your schools colors during the run, all while helping to raise money for the V Foundation for cancer research! The race features an Individual 5K, Team Relay 25K, a 1-mile walk and a virtual option for those running from afar.

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    No Whining Only Wine-ing 5K/10K
    Sun 21st Jul
    Prince Frederick, MD, United States
    $23 - $45
    Details

    No Whining Only Wine-ing 5K/10K

    autoglass, safelite, 1650 Solomons Island Rd S, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for this wine fuelled event and choose between the 5K and 10K distance!

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    $25
    Details

    Semper Fi 5K/Half

    1301 Bataan St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come out and enjoy this scenic, flat half-marathon and 5k in the heart of Georgetown near the Nation's Capital. Both events run on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path. Points count towards 5k, Endurance & Back of the Pack Series.

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    Operation Turbo 5K/10K
    Sat 16th Nov
    Arlington, VA, United States
    $15 - $25
    Details

    Operation Turbo 5K/10K

    820 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22203, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come enjoy the scenic, flat route at Bluemont Park in Arlington! Walkers, strollers and leashed pets are welcome to attend this event.

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    Monster Mash Dash 5K
    Sun 27th Oct
    McLean, VA, United States
    $20 - $35
    Details

    Monster Mash Dash 5K

    7954 Center St, McLean, VA 22101, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come decked out in your Halloween best! Join us as we celebrate Halloween with the Monster Mash Dash 5K!

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    MCVFD 9/11 5k
    Sun 8th Sep
    Laurel, MD, United States
    $25
    Details

    MCVFD 9/11 5k

    405 Brock Bridge Rd, Laurel, MD 20724, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This fun run/walk will be a total of 3.43 miles to honor the 343 emergency responders lost in the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

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