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 $50,000 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!


ENTRY FEE  (plus $25 donation to the Semper Fi Fund)*

Runners, Untimed Walkers, and Virtual Participants:

$10.00 - until March 1, 2018
$15.00 - until May 1, 2018
$20.00 - May 1 through May 10
$25.00 – May 11

Every finisher will receive a medal!  
T-shirts will be available for purchase during registration



Not available to run or walk with us on May 12, 2018, but still want to help our wounded warriors? Even if you can’t join us for the Semper Fi 5K, you can still make a difference in the lives of our wounded warriors and their families by becoming a “virtual runner!"

REGISTER as a “Virtual Participant” - Fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund and help us raise awareness about the great work they do for our wounded warriors! We'll stay in touch along the way to keep you motivated! We'll send you a Semper Fi 5K certificate and finisher medal! Don't forget to take selfies - post them on social media using #SemperFi5K and we'll also upload your (self-reported) time into our online race results!

* Registration fees and donations are non-refundable. Please remember that 100% of your money goes to the Semper Fi Fund (we rely on many volunteers and generous sponsors to keep registration fees low). Entries are limited so please sign up early to ensure your spot in this year’s race!




See all our results and photos from previous races:


Friday, May 11, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Giant - Cathedral Commons
3336 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, 20016
(202) 237-5820
20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro Station
Plenty of garage parking available

Saturday, May 12, 7:00 a.m. 
Start/Finish Area
Ohio Drive - West Potomac Park

You may pick up packets for friends/family. No need for permission slips, photocopied IDs, or pinky swears - we trust you! Just be sure you know how to spell their names.

Please note that race-day registration is online only due to National Park Service regulations.


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 by RaceWire using the ChronoTrack system (B-Tag). Your timing chip will be 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 9:30 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.


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