Join Us for the Race for Every Child

Walk or run a 5K this fall for Children’s National Hospital patients and families. Together, we race to elevate pediatric care one child at a time.

Date & Time

Saturday, Oct. 19
7am: Check-in Start, Tents Open
8am: 5K Start
10am: Kids Dash Start

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Freedom Plaza
Washington, D.C.
(Or Virtually)

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Our Progress$432,882.77
  of Goal!
Our Goal $1.9 Million

Every step creates a healthier future for kids.


1. Register

Register yourself, family and others.


2. Fundraise

Ask your friends and family to support patients at Children’s National.


3. Enjoy Race Day!

Celebrate your impact and show your support for our patients and families.

Join us

Register and fundraise at least $30 to receive your Race for Every Child T-shirt.

T-shirts are not automatically included with registration.

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participants-icon 795 Participants

teams-icon 156 Teams

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        Your support makes world-class care possible for every patient.

        • Photo of Mills

          Meet Mills

          Favorite Way to Move: Dancing at concerts and walking their dog Chuck
          Race Highlight: Cheering on the other runners

          “I’m grateful to my care team for giving me so much life!” Mills says.

          Read their story

        • Photo of Reese

          Meet Reese

          Favorite Way to Move: Doing yoga, playing soccer or lacrosse or going for a walk or run
          Race Highlight: Feeling the community built between everyone there or that has donated!

          “Discovering I had POTS my freshman year in the midst of being a student athlete was certainly not easy, but Children’s National made me feel so comforted,” Reese says. “Every time I visit, I immediately feel the kindness and care that runs throughout the hospital.”

          Read her story

        • Photo of Jackson

          Meet Jackson

          Favorite Way to Move: Running drills at football practice
          Race Highlight: Crossing the finish line with my doctors who helped save me from a rare and serious disease

          “I am so thankful for everyone at Children’s National, especially the Neurology team who helped make it possible for me to live the life I have today,” Jackson says.

          Read his story

        • Photo of Emma

          Meet Emma

          Favorite Way to Move: Playing soccer
          Race Highlight: Creating her first team and getting friends involved

          “My care team treats me like a person, not a patient,” Emma says. “I can still be me.”

          Read her story

        • Photo of Kendric

          Meet Kendric

          Favorite Way to Move: Playing laser tag and walking his dog
          Race Highlight: Seeing young runners cross the Kids Dash finish line

          “Thank you for giving me hope that I can be cured,” Kendric says.

          Read his story

        • Photo of Mariana

          Meet Mariana

          Favorite Way to Move: Running and dancing
          Race Highlight: Receiving a Kids Dash medal from Dr. Bear and superheroes

          “I’m thankful the nurses at Children’s National took care of me so that I could come home,” Mariana says.

          Read her story


        Registration Deadlines

        Oct. 13 icon

        Last day for in-person participants to register for free.

        Oct. 18 icon

        Last day for virtual participants to register.

        In-person 5K Free $30
        Kids Dash Free $30
        Virtual Free Free

        2023 Race for Every Child Highlights




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