Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have questions about the Race for Every Child 2024? We have answers! See below for frequently asked questions (FAQs).

EVENT DAY
When can I pick up my Race packet and bib?

Pick up your Race packet early! Skip the lines on Race Day and collect your bib and qualifying recognition items at one of these packet pick up locations:

Thursday, Oct. 19, 11am-7pm, Children’s National Hospital (Main Campus), in the GEICO Cares Atrium (encouraged for registered hospital employees)
Friday, Oct. 20, 11am-7pm, JW Marriott Washington, DC (Main Floor), Senate Room

Tip: Look-up your bib number before you go to packet pick-up. Only 5K participants in person will receive a bib with a timed tracker on the back. Kids Dash participants will receive a separate bib without a timed tracker.

Teams that collectively raised $5,000 or more by Oct. 1 will receive all of their team members’ packets in the mail based on fundraising milestones achieved at the end of the day on Oct. 1. Virtual participants will receive their items as individuals multiple packets to the same home.

What is the schedule of events for the Race for Every Child 2024?

7am: Activities open at Freedom Plaza

  • Race Day packet pick-up
  • Champions Tent
  • Bag Check opens
  • Donation Drop-Off Tent
  • Kids Activity Area
  • Bicycle and Stroller Valet

8am: Opening Ceremony

  • Warm up
  • Fundraising awards presented
  • Patient and Staff Ambassadors honored

8:20am: 5K packet pick-up closes

8:45am: 5K

9am: 5K Start Line closes (all participants must be on race course before this time)

9:30am: Awards Ceremony

  • Top overall finishers, male/female
  • Top overall teams
  • Age group winners can pick up awards at Results Tent on Pennsylvania Avenue

9:45am: Kids Dash Packet Pick-Up closes

  • Age group winners can pick up awards at Results Tent on Pennsylvania Avenue

9:55am: Mascot & Superhero Dash

10am: Kids Dash

We will share any updates with participants directly in advance of Race Day.

What is the shuttle schedule? Where are the pick-up/drop-off locations?

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.

Is there food available for purchase?

No. Post-Race snacks are available at the finish line for bibbed Race participants.

Is there water available?

Water bottles are available at the finish line for bibbed Race participants.

I lost a personal item. Where is the Lost and Found located?

The Lost and Found is located at the Information Tent on 13th Street NW.

Where are the closest restrooms?

Portable restrooms are located along the perimeter of Freedom Plaza.

Where is the closest ATM?

In the JW Marriott Washington, DC (at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW).

What is the bike and stroller valet location and operating hours?

The free valet is located at Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street. It will open at 7am and closes at noon.

I’m a volunteer reporting for duty. Where do I go?

Visit the Volunteer Tent on 13th Street NW between E Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

5K
Can my child participate with me in the 5K? Can I participate with a stroller?

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.

Can I participate with a wheelchair?

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.

Where is the 5K start line? Where is 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.

Can I run with my bag/backpack?

For security purposes, please drop off your bags at the free bag check on Freedom Plaza.

Can my dog participate with me?

Yes! Dogs must always remain on a leash. Please take weather into consideration when bringing your furry friends out on Race Day.

When can I get my Race results?

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.

The 2024 Race for Every Child 5K Live Results App is now available! Download the RTRT.me Mobile App at https://rtrt.me/app/rfec and select the 2024 Race for Every Child event. Participants, Family & Friends can all use Live Results to share in the excitement. On race day, spectators can get status of participants in real-time using the Live Tracker & Leaderboard. Details such as time, pace, position on the map and estimated finish will be instantly available! Both Live In-Person participants as well as Virtual Participants can all be tracked in the same app.

Note: In-Person participants do not need the app to participate. They will have a timing chip on their race bib!

KIDS DASH
Where is the Kids Dash start line?

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.

Can I run with my child in the Kids Dash?

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.

RECOGNITION AND FUNDRAISING
I am registered for the 5K and/or Kids Dash. Do I automatically receive a T-shirt?

T-shirts are not included in your registration. Individuals who fundraise at least $30 are eligible for a T-shirt.

How do I receive my other recognition items?

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.

How do I qualify for the Champions Club?

You must be registered and meet the $1,000 fundraising milestone by Race Day. Champions’ jackets will be available for all Champions Club members in the Recognition Tent on Race Day.

Where is the Champions Tent?

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.

Where is my Team Tent?

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.

I’m supposed to meet my team for a team photo. Where do I go and when?

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.

Can I switch my T-shirt for another size?

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).

Can I buy a 2024 Race T-shirt?

No. T-shirts are not for sale day-of or post-event.

Can I still make a donation on Race Day?

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.

REGISTRATION
Can adults run in the 5K if they’re not registered?

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.

Can I register on Race Day?

Yes! Please note, there is a late in-person registration fee of $30 for 5K participants and $15 for Kids Dash participants if registering between Oct. 16-21 (Race Day). Virtual registration is free regardless of registration date.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Returning Walker or Team?
  • Click the “Log In” button on the top right of this page to sign in.
  • If you forgot your login information, click “Trouble signing in” on the login page.
Register More Than One Person
  • During your registration, you’ll have the option to register additional family members. Choose “Register Another Participant” and include their name and necessary information. Keep in mind, additional registrants without an email address will NOT have access to their own personal participant dashboard. To access their own page, they must register separately and provide a unique email address, or email info@raceforeverychild.org. Every participant will have a personal fundraising page that anyone can search and access to donate.
Create a New Team 
  • Click “Start a Team” above. If this is a company team, you will have the option to select your affiliated company. You do not need to have a company affiliated with your team. If you do not see your company listed, please email info@raceforeverychild.org.
Form Corporate Teams 
  • Choose “Create A Team” above.
  • Select a company if you’re affiliated with one.
  • Choose a team name, add a fundraising goal, and then invite your coworkers, family, and friends to join your team.
EMERGENCIES
Are there EMTs on-site?

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.

Who do I call in an emergency situation?

Call the Race Emergency cell phone at (202) 577-1108.

I lost my child! What do I do?

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.


ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

For any other questions, please email info@raceforeverychild.org.

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