Discover the nation's capital during these organized races, marathons and more.
Whether you’re a serious runner or like to stay active while having fun with friends, DC has great organized race options for all fitness levels.
Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run occurred virtually during the National Cherry Blossom Festival but will return in-person on September 12, 2021. The run is in high demand, and to avoid overcrowding, the National Park Service limits the number of entrants to 15,000. Sign up online to be included in the entry lottery.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
Ready to rock out in the District? Take on a monumental musical running tour of Washington, DC with entertainment at every turn. Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington DC offers a Half Marathon and 5K with bands on course, cheer squads lining the streets, Honest Abe, breathtaking monument views, drumlines and more to keep the energy up all race long. Finish at the National Mall with a view of the U.S. Capitol Building and don’t let the party stop there. Celebrate at the Finish Line Festival with live music, food and a cold beverage. See you at the start line every March!
Spartan Stadion at Nationals Park
Marine Corps Marathon
The Marine Corps Marathon is now in its fourth decade and is considered one of the best marathons for families and beginners. Unlike most races it doesn't offer prize money; instead the event is a celebration of the courage and commitment it takes to train for and complete a marathon. It’s also a chance to see the Marines in action doing everything from race operations, security and playing in the Marine Corps Band.
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