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Washington DC’s local races for weekend of May 18 – 19

Enjoy the spring weather and find a race in Washington DC this weekend.


2019 Capitol Hill Classic

10k, 3k, and Fun Run

Date:  Sunday, May 19, 2019 • Washington, DC

The Capitol Hill Classic 10K race is a major annual fundraiser for the Capitol Hill Cluster School, a DC public school with over 1,100 students. This will be the 40th annual running of the Classic, which includes a 10K race , a 3K race and a kids’ fun run and is the only race run exclusively on the roads of Capitol Hill. Approximately 4,500 people are expected to participate in the Classic.

The course for the 10K starts out in front of Peabody Primary School a few blocks from the US Capitol. Runners head west around the corner of Stanton Park and then straight to the Capitol. The course continues between the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress before turning east and then heading up to the tree-lined canopies along East Capitol Street. Runners continue along East Capitol around Lincoln Park to RFK Stadium, and then onto the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. After a circle along the trail, runners head back in along East Capitol to return to the finish at Peabody.

The 3K course starts out in front of Peabody Primary School, heading west around the corner of Stanton Park before turning down to East Capitol Street. Runners continue in the shade of East Capitol to Lincoln Park before turning around and heading back to Peabody for the finish.

The Fun Run is a single lap around Stanton Park (approximately a third of a mile).

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM


  • $12-$45

Official Race Website



Carderock Running Festival

Half Marathon and 5k

Date:  Sunday, May 19, 2019 • Washington, DC

Start Times

  • 7:30 AM   – Half Marathon
  • 8:00 AM   – 5K
Packet Pickup
  • Saturday, May 18th – 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Pacers Store
    • 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
  • Sunday, May 19th, 6:00 AM -7:45 AM, on site at C&O Canal Towpath
    • Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway, Carderock, MD

Directions to Start/Finish

  • C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area, Carderock, MD can be on Google Maps.


  • Parking is available in the parking area near the start/finish line.

Aid Stations

  • Three aid stations along the course
  • 5K runners pass an aid station twice
  • Half-marathoners pass aid stations six times (approximately every 2 miles)
  • Each aid station has water and Gatorade
  • First aid, course marshals, and EMS bike support on the course as well.




White House 10k – Running Tour


Date:  Sunday, May 19, 2019 • Washington, DC

Join City Running Tours on a running tour to experience some of DC’s most iconic sites. Your guide will provide an overview of the White House, then stream down Pennsylvania Avenue to reach the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the unique buildings of the Smithsonian. Visit the stirring war memorials. Stop for photo opps at the MLK Memorial, or take one with the Washington Monument soaring above you. You won’t want to miss this must-see DC tour.

Lafayette Square, north side of the White House  1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC  20500

Starting Time

  • 8:30 AM


  • $45