Beginner Friendly Running Events in Maryland

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NOV17
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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
New Castle, DE, United States

Come out and join us on Delawares prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-paved Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head.

There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.

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C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K

New Castle, DE 19720, USAView event
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Come out and join us on Delawares prettiest USATF Certified Half-Marathon Course along the fully-paved Michael N. Castle C&D Canal Trail. This event starts and finishes at the Biddle Point trail head; strategically located only a short drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail head is a modern facility with restrooms, picnic tables, and indescribable views of the historic C&D Canal. All runner/spectator parking will be across the street at the Gunning-Bedford Middle School, and free shuttle buses / bag check will be provided. Those with a valid Handicapped placard will be able to park at the trail head.

There is no strict time limit for this race. Participants are able to finish this race in about 4 hours.

$25 - $69
C&D Canal Half Marathon & 5K
MAY25
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Rivershed Run 5k

Join Great American Brewery Runs for our newest race at Port City Brewing in Alexandria, Virginia this spring!

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Rivershed Run 5k

3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304, USAView event
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From the organiser

Join Great American Brewery Runs for our newest race at Port City Brewing in Alexandria, Virginia this spring!

$40 - $45
Rivershed Run 5k
MAY26
Spring Georgetown 5K & Half

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.

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Spring Georgetown 5K & Half

Washington, DC, USAView event
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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.

$30 - $65
Spring Georgetown 5K & Half
MAY27
Fallen Soldiers Memorial Half
Potomac, MD, United States

Come enjoy a scenic 5k/10k/half that will run alongside the Potomac River and check out the waterfalls post race.

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Fallen Soldiers Memorial Half

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

Come enjoy a scenic 5k/10k/half that will run alongside the Potomac River and check out the waterfalls post race.

$30
Fallen Soldiers Memorial Half
JUN1
SRB Everyday Super Hero 5k for the Homeless
Belle Haven, VA, United States

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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SRB Everyday Super Hero 5k for the Homeless

George Washington Memorial Pkwy & Belle Haven Rd, Belle Haven, VA 22307, USAView event
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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.

$35
SRB Everyday Super Hero 5k for the Homeless
JUN7
DCFR Pride Run 5K

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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DCFR Pride Run 5K

Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USAView event
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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.

$45
DCFR Pride Run 5K
JUN8
Lawyers Have Heart

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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Lawyers Have Heart

The Washington Harbour, 3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USAView event
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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.

$55 - $85
Lawyers Have Heart
JUN8
Towson Healthy Hearts 5K
Towson, MD, United States

The Knollwood community in Towson is sponsoring its third annual 5K run/walk, Towson Healthy Hearts 5K, and post-race farmer's market, as part of its efforts to raise awareness for healthy lifestyles. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Heart Association. There will be cash prizes for the top three overall winners, both male and female, for the 5K run/walk. In addition there will be a Kids Fun Run geared at ages 5 and under immediately following 5K start. The race takes place at the 7600 Block on Knollwood Rd. in Towson, MD on June 8, 2019 at 8:00 am. The race will occur rain or shine. Enjoy pre- and post-race festivities such as a farmer's market, music and food, awards, and learn healthy heart tips. For more information visit www.towsonhealthyhearts5k.com.

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Towson Healthy Hearts 5K

7600 Knollwood Rd, Towson, MD 21286, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Knollwood community in Towson is sponsoring its third annual 5K run/walk, Towson Healthy Hearts 5K, and post-race farmer's market, as part of its efforts to raise awareness for healthy lifestyles. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Heart Association. There will be cash prizes for the top three overall winners, both male and female, for the 5K run/walk. In addition there will be a Kids Fun Run geared at ages 5 and under immediately following 5K start. The race takes place at the 7600 Block on Knollwood Rd. in Towson, MD on June 8, 2019 at 8:00 am. The race will occur rain or shine. Enjoy pre- and post-race festivities such as a farmer's market, music and food, awards, and learn healthy heart tips. For more information visit www.towsonhealthyhearts5k.com.

$5 - $30
Towson Healthy Hearts 5K
JUN8
PurpleStride Washington, D.C.

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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PurpleStride Washington, D.C.

1301 Bataan St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USAView event
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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.

$10 - $35
PurpleStride Washington, D.C.
JUN9
Dash Through the Dirt
Potomac, MD, United States

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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Dash Through the Dirt

Potomac, MD, USAView event
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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.

$30
Dash Through the Dirt
JUN9
Womens Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5K
Arlington, VA, United States

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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Womens Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5K

820 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22203, USAView event
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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.

$10
Womens Distance Festival and Run After the Women 5K
JUN15
Manna 5K Fun Run for Affordable Housing

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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Manna 5K Fun Run for Affordable Housing

3630 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USAView event
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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.

$35
Manna 5K Fun Run for Affordable Housing
JUN22
Lake Accotink 5K/10K
Springfield, VA, United States

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

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Lake Accotink 5K/10K

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

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

$23 - $40
Lake Accotink 5K/10K
JUN23
Generosity D.C. 5K
Arlington, VA, United States

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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Generosity D.C. 5K

820 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22203, USAView event
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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.

$25
Generosity D.C. 5K
JUN23
Wesley Housing's 5K
Arlington, VA, United States

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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Wesley Housing's 5K

820 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22203, USAView event
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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!

$25
Wesley Housing's 5K
JUL4
Autism Speaks 5K
Potomac, MD, United States

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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Autism Speaks 5K

10127 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854, USAView event
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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.

$20 - $35
Autism Speaks 5K
JUL17
Bluemont 5K
Arlington, VA, United States

Come out and enjoy the hot and flat Bluemont 5K. It is also the fifth race of the Bunion Derby Series.

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Bluemont 5K

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

Come out and enjoy the hot and flat Bluemont 5K. It is also the fifth race of the Bunion Derby Series.

$10
Bluemont 5K
JUL17
Tidal Basin Runs

Tidal Basin Runs are free training runs for fun and fitness on the third Wednesday of each month. Please join us!

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Tidal Basin Runs

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

Tidal Basin Runs are free training runs for fun and fitness on the third Wednesday of each month. Please join us!

$10
Tidal Basin Runs
JUL20
Crystal City Twilighter
Arlington, VA, United States

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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Crystal City Twilighter

Arlington County, Arlington, VA, USAView event
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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.

$28 - $38
Crystal City Twilighter
AUG4
Summer Georgetown 5K/10K/10M

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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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.

$25
Summer Georgetown 5K/10K/10M
AUG21
Tidal Basin Runs

Tidal Basin Runs are free training runs for fun and fitness on the third Wednesday of each month. Please join us!

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Tidal Basin Runs

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

Tidal Basin Runs are free training runs for fun and fitness on the third Wednesday of each month. Please join us!

$10
Tidal Basin Runs
AUG24
Carderock Charge
Potomac, MD, United States

Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area. They are perfect for PRs! Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

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Carderock Charge

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! Walkers and strollers are welcome to attend this event.

$25
Carderock Charge
SEP7
Don't Touch Me! 5K

Dont Touch Me! Is proud to announce that we are having our 5th Annual Dont Touch Me! 5k Fun Run/Walk!

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Don't Touch Me! 5K

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

Dont Touch Me! Is proud to announce that we are having our 5th Annual Dont Touch Me! 5k Fun Run/Walk!

$40
Don't Touch Me! 5K
SEP8
9-11 Memorial 5K & Half

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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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.

$25
9-11 Memorial 5K & Half
SEP10
Tuesday Night 5K #6
Vienna, VA, United States

Points count towards Weekday Race Series (1 of 6 events this year).

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Tuesday Night 5K #6

Sunoco Gas Station, 102 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Points count towards Weekday Race Series (1 of 6 events this year).

$10
Tuesday Night 5K #6
SEP15
Run for the Schools
Falls Church, VA, United States

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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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.

$15 - $35
Run for the Schools
SEP21
Clarendon Day Run
Arlington, VA, United States

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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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.

$10 - $40
Clarendon Day Run
SEP21
My Sole Knows 5K
District Heights, MD, United States

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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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).

$25
My Sole Knows 5K
SEP21
National African American Male Wellness 5K

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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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.

Free
National African American Male Wellness 5K
SEP28
Running Of The Balls 5K/10K - DC

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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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.

$35 - $40
Running Of The Balls 5K/10K - DC
SEP29
Autumn Georgetown 5K/Half

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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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.

$23 - $60
Autumn Georgetown 5K/Half
OCT5
McLean 5K
McLean, VA, United States

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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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.

$25
McLean 5K
OCT5
Taste of Annandale 5K
Annandale, VA, United States

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

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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.

$25
Taste of Annandale 5K
OCT12
Vida Thrive 5K

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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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.

$35
Vida Thrive 5K
OCT19
Registration Perks
Baltimore Running Festival

Join us at the event that many are calling one of the best races on the East Coast, NOW FINISHING AT THE INNER HARBOR. With five distances to choose from, and all runners snagging a great Under Armour shirt for participating, this event is for you! You wont want to miss the 19th Baltimore Running Festival!

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Baltimore Running Festival

325 W Centre St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us at the event that many are calling one of the best races on the East Coast, NOW FINISHING AT THE INNER HARBOR. With five distances to choose from, and all runners snagging a great Under Armour shirt for participating, this event is for you! You wont want to miss the 19th Baltimore Running Festival!

$45 - $260
Baltimore Running Festival
OCT27
Monster Mash Dash 5K
McLean, VA, United States

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

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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!

$20 - $35
Monster Mash Dash 5K
NOV2
Jack T. Farrar, Jr. “Fill the Shoes” 5K

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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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.

$30
Jack T. Farrar, Jr. “Fill the Shoes” 5K
NOV3
National Race to End Women’s Cancer

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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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.

$45
National Race to End Women’s Cancer
NOV3
Semper Fi 5K/Half

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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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.

$25
Semper Fi 5K/Half
NOV10
Freedom is Never Free Half
Potomac, MD, United States

Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate Americas wounded military service members. Our physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors' lives to go in directions they once thought impossible. Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area. They are perfect for PRs!

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Freedom is Never Free Half

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

Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate Americas wounded military service members. Our physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors' lives to go in directions they once thought impossible. Come enjoy the fast and flat courses at Carderock Recreation Area. They are perfect for PRs!

$25 - $40
Freedom is Never Free Half
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

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To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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