Have questions about the Race for Every Child 2023? We have answers! See below for frequently asked questions (FAQs).
7am: Check-in and activities
8am: Opening Ceremony
10am: Kids Dash
We will share any updates with participants directly in advance of Race Day.
Shuttles will run from Children’s National Hospital from 6:30 a.m. until noon on Race Day. The shuttle drop-off and return meeting location is on the corner of 13th Street and E Street NW.
No. Post-Race snacks are available at the finish line for bibbed Race participants.
Water bottles are available at the finish line for bibbed Race participants.
The Lost and Found is located at the Information Tent on 13th Street NW.
Portable restrooms are located along the perimeter of Freedom Plaza.
In the JW Marriott Washington, DC lobby (at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW).
Visit the Volunteer Tent on 13th Street NW between E Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Yes! If you plan to push your child(ren) in a stroller, your child can join you in the 5K! If your child is registered for the Kids Dash, we welcome them to participate in the 5K as well. Please note that Kids Dash bibs do not have timing chips, so they will not receive an official finishing time.
We encourage people who are pushing strollers to line up in the back of the starting line instead of the front. Your Chronotrack B-Tag transponder will record your time from the moment you cross the starting line to the time you cross the finish line. If you’re running with a racing stroller, please seek out the less crowded parts of the roadway, especially during the first half mile. Volunteers with pace markers will be at the starting line to help you "self-seed."
There is also a stroller valet located on 13th Street NW between E Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Yes! We encourage people who are pushing wheelchairs to line up in the back of the starting line instead of the front. Your Chronotrack B-Tag transponder will record your time from the moment you cross the starting line to the time you cross the finish line.
On Pennsylvania Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street NW. The course is an out-and-back route, so the finish line is at the same location.
For security purposes, please drop off your bags at the free bag check on Freedom Plaza.
Yes! Dogs must always remain on a leash. Please take weather into consideration when bringing your furry friends out on Race Day.
Please go to the Results Tent for results, available immediately upon the Race finish. Results will also be available online at RaceForEveryChild.org starting at 5pm on Race Day.
Kids line up by age in between 12th Street and 13th Street NW. The Kids Dash start line is on 12th Street and the finish line on 13th Street. Look for entrance signs.
You may accompany your child if they are 3 or 4 years old and unable to dash without help or if your child has a medical condition and requires assistance. The Kids Dash course has a built-in Parents’ Lane, so parents may follow along at the same time as their child participates.
T-shirts are not included in your registration. Individuals who fundraise at least $30 are eligible for a T-shirt.
If you plan to attend in person, you can pick up your eligible recognition items, based on your fundraising level achieved as of Race Day, at the Recognition Tent on Pennsylvania Ave. You can also continue to fundraise until Oct. 31 to receive additional items after the Race! Virtual participants will receive any eligible items, including the T-shirt, in the mail prior to Race Day based on fundraising as of Oct. 1, and following the Race based on fundraising by Oct. 31.
The Champions Tent is on Freedom Plaza, located near the Main Stage. Participants who raised a total of $1,000 are allowed access to the tent, along with 3 additional guests. We will provide wrist bands for access.
Teams that raised a collective $10,000 by Oct. 1 can find their team tent on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, by the Champions Tent and the Main Stage.
If your team meets $10,000 in collective team fundraising by Oct. 1, your team captain will receive a scheduled time for a team photo. All team photos will take place at your designated time at the step and repeat.
Yes! Please visit the T-Shirt Exchange, a self-service station, located by the Solutions Tent on Freedom Plaza. Participants will be able to exchange for any available T-shirt size(s).
No. T-shirts are not for sale day-of or post-event.
Yes! Please bring any cash or check donations to the Donation Tent on Pennsylvania Ave. NW across from the Main Stage. You can also visit RaceForEveryChild.org to make an online donation on or after Race Day.
No. Only participants with timing chips/bibs may participate in the 5K. We welcome others to enjoy the family-friendly activities on Freedom Plaza and cheer on participants. Or visit the Volunteer Tent to see if opportunities are available.
Yes! Please note, there is a late in-person registration fee of $30 if registering between Oct. 16-21 (Race Day). Virtual registration is free regardless of registration date.
Yes. EMTs are on-site at the Medical Tent. The Medical Tent is located on the corner of 13th Street NW and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Call the Race Emergency cell phone at (202) 577-1108.
Call the Race Emergency cell phone at (202) 577-1108. Go to the Medical Tent on the corner of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW.
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