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For 25 years, the Kensington 8K Race has been a favorite DC area fall race - a fun, fast event with beauty, challenge, and excitement. Known throughout the DC Area as a true community race - parents and kids cheering on each other and welcomed visitors running through our Town and Rock Creek Park.

Strollers are welcome in all three races. We ask that you line up near the back to avoid interfering with other runners.

How to enter the Kensington 8K

  1. 1 K Run

    Run 1km
  2. 2 M

    Run 8km
  3. 8 K

    Run 2mi

Kensington 8K routes

Start Line is 400m from Town Hall at Noyes Library, 10237 Carroll Pl. The Finish Line is 100m from Town Hall at 10409 Armory Ave. Post-Race Festival in adjacent Reinhardt Park.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics
Race Day - Saturday, 9/21/19

7:45am | 2 Mile Start
8:00am | Festival Starts
8:30am | 8K Start
​8:35am | 1K Start
9:30am | Awards
9:30am | Festival Ends

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