Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 8:30 am (rain or shine)
Ohio Drive, West Potomac Park, Washington D.C.
(just down the hill from the Lincoln Memorial, next to the Potomac River)
Join us near the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, May 12, 2018 for the Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk to help us raise $60,000 for our wounded warriors! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Thanks to our tremendous volunteers and sponsors, every single penny left over from registration fees goes directly to the Semper Fi Fund. Together, we have raised over $340,000 (and counting) for our wounded warriors!
Directions: Take the Metro! The Arlington Cemetery (Blue) and Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange) stops are the closest - ensure you hop on the first available train when the Metro opens (at 7:00 a.m.) to ensure you arrive on time (20+ minute walk)!
Parking: There will be NO PARKING ALONG OHIO DRIVE on Saturday morning. We strongly encourage you to walk, metro, bike or take a taxi. If you absolutely must drive, the closest parking will be on Constitution Ave.
Timing: Our 5K run/walk will be professionally timed using a thin RFID tag attached to the back of your race number. Please do not remove it. Also, do not fold or bend your race bib, or you might damage your timing chip.
Results/Awards: Results will be available in real time at the start/finish area (and online). The awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The top male and female finishers will be announced, as well as 1st and 2nd place females and males in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75+
Strollers & Children are welcome to participate! Our event will take place on a closed course (thanks to the U.S. Park Police). If you would like to run with a stroller, we have a few requirements: you must start in the back, you may not weave through packs of runners, and you must always yield the right of way to other runners. As long as you drive responsibly you shouldn’t have a problem bringing junior along for the ride. Note: Children in strollers do not need to register. In addition, do not have your child wear a timing tag if he/she is catching a ride. That tag will read that your two-year old ran your speedy time and can lead to tears from young children who rightfully won their age group.
Weather: We are planning on clear skies and sunny weather for race day!
Bag Drop: We will have a bag drop available, which will be monitored by volunteers. Unfortunately we cannot be responsible for any valuables that are lost or stolen. Leave items at your own risk.
Dogs: Unfortunately dogs are not allowed to participate in our event.
Bathrooms: Restrooms will be available near the start/finish area.
Water Stop: We will have a water stop staffed by volunteers at the half-way mark along the course.
Headphones: Our RRCA insurance policy dictates that we cannot sanction headphone use during our event. Runners who choose to run while wearing headphones must assume full responsibility for their use. They must be able to hear all instructions and directions given by race course personnel and be aware of their surroundings at all times. We understand that many runners feel that running with their music helps them stay focused and motivated - the course will be closed to vehicular traffic, so it's ultimately your decision.
Post-Race Festivities: We will have music playing before, during, and after the 5K. Gatorade, water, bananas, bagels, and other light snacks will be available at the finish line.