• Exceptional Care for Every Child | Regardless of Illness Injury or Ability to Pay

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Thank you for making the 2019 Race for Every Child a huge success! Your 5K results are now available.
We look forward to lining up at the starting line again next year to support pediatric health!

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Saturday, October 19, 2019



Freedom Plaza
Washington, D.C.

Your Impact

Children's National at a Glance

230,000+ patients treated with 98% from the D.C. Region
$67 Million contributed to provide uncompensated care
669,000+ outpatient visits
$1000,000+ contributed to community health & wellness b
7,000 employed, making it the city's 23rd largest employer
1,100 active pediatric research projects

Together we have raised $1,528,786.99
Goal: $1,550,000.00
  of Goal!

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      Details & FAQs


      Fast and flat USATF-certified 5K run/walk through the nation’s capital


      View our course map


      Become a fundraiser and receive race day perks through our recognition program!


      Awards presented to the top fundraisers, teams, and finishers.


      There will be a kids area during the event full of games and activities.


      Kids Dash participants will receive a T-shirt, Dr. Bear Medal and Kids Dash Bib!


      Become a fundraiser and receive race day perks through our recognition program!


      Guest mascots and superheroes will be congratulating participants after the finish line.


      Begins promptly at 10:15 a.m., following the conclusion of the 5K run/walk. Kids will run in waves, based on their age group.


      Just one city block long, the Kids Dash route is right on Pennsylvania Avenue, starting at 12th Street, NW, and finishing at 13th Street, NW.

      Age Restrictions:

      Children ages of 3 to 10 are eligible to participate in the Kids Dash. For safety reasons, PARENTS WILL NOT be allowed to "dash" with their child (unless under special circumstances).


      How much does it cost to participate, and what will my child receive?

      There is a $15 registration fee for all Kids' Dash participants. The registration fee includes a race t-shirt, Dr. Bear finisher medal, and access to all family activities.

      Is the Kids Dash timed?

      The Kids Dash is not a timed event.

      Can my child participate in the 5K too?

      If you register your child for the Kids Dash, he or she can participate in the 5K for no additional fee. Please note that Kids Dash bibs do not have a timing chip.

      Can I participate with my child?

      For safety reasons, parents are not be allowed to “dash” with their child unless they meet one or more of the following special circumstances:

      • Your child is 3 or 4 and will not be able to dash without assistance
      • Your child has a medical condition and requires assistance

      Where can I watch my child in the Kids Dash?

      There will be a Parents Lane roped off on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue. After you watch from this area, you can go to the meet and greet area to see your child.

      What time will my child dash?

      To keep the course safe, participants will run by age group, starting with the youngest runners. All Kids Dash participants will receive an age group sticker with their race packet, and children will be organized into the following age groups: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10.

      Packet Pick-Up

      Advance Packet Pick-Up

      Participants are encouraged to pick up their packets in advance to avoid lines on race day. Advance packet pick-up will be available at these times/locations:

      Thursday, Oct. 17 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      Children’s National Main Campus in the CRI Atrium
      This option is recommended for hospital employees due to parking limitations.

      Friday, Oct. 18 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C.

      Team Packet Delivery (Fundraising Milestone)

      Teams reaching $2,500 or more in total team fundraising will have the option of having your team’s packets mailed to their Team Captain (for delivery on Oct. 17). Please note that if you opt to have the packets mailed to you, we kindly ask that you communicate this news to all of your team members to avoid confusion on race day.

      Race Day Schedule

      Race Day
      6:30 a.m. Hospital Shuttle Service Begins
      7:00 a.m. Pre-Race Activities Begin
      • Race day packet pick-up
      • Champions tent
      • Bag Check Opens
      • Donation drop off tent
      • Merchandise sales
      • Sponsor area on Pennsylvania Ave.
      8:00 a.m. Kids Activities Open on Freedom Plaza
      8:15 a.m. Fundraising Awards Ceremony
      8:20 a.m. Race Day Packet Pick-Up Closes
      8:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Starts
      9:00 a.m. All participants must cross Start Line
      9:40 a.m. Finisher Awards Ceremony
      • Top overall finishers, male/female and teams
      • Age group winners can pick up awards at Results Tent on Pennsylvania Avenue
      10:15 a.m. Kids Dash Starts
      11:00 a.m. On-site Activities End
      11:30 a.m. Last Hospital Shuttle Departs Freedom Plaza

      Directions to the race

      Shuttle Update

      All race participants are invited to use our free shuttles running between Children’s National’s main campus at 111 Michigan Ave. NW and Freedom Plaza. Paid (and limited) parking is available at our Sheikh Zayed campus.


      We encourage event participants to use the metro to travel to and from Freedom Plaza. Please note that the metro will not open until 7:00 a.m., so we encourage you to pick up your race packet in advance in order to avoid long lines and eliminate the possibility of missing the race start.

      The closest metro stops to the starting line (13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) are:

      • Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)
      • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Silver/Red Lines)

      Check train times and information about shuttle service, parking, alternate routes, and track work at www.wmata.com or call 202-637-7000.

      Driving and Parking

      There is no exact address for Freedom Plaza. When using GPS, please use the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

      Colonial ParkingŪ is proud to partner with Children’s National Hospital to offer discounted parking for the 2019 Race for Every Child. Get 20% off parking by reserving a guaranteed parking space at our 555 11th St NW location. We will be opening the garage at 4 AM, just for Race for Every Child participants.


      Two Wheel Valet will be offering a bicycle and stroller valet service free of charge on 13th Street, NW off of Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street.

      Do I have to fundraise? Is there a fundraising minimum?

      There is not a required fundraising minimum. All participants are encouraged to set a minimum fundraising goal of $250! Team captains are encouraged to set a goal of $250 per team member.

      Does my registration fee count toward my fundraising total?

      No. Your registration fee helps cover the cost of planning and managing the race. It is not tax-deductible, does not count toward your fundraising total, and is not reflected on your fundraising page.

      If I cannot attend the race, can I still support Children's National?

      You can donate in support of a team or individual participating in the Race for Every Child by visiting our donation page and searching for their individual or team name.

      You can also register and participate virtually. Select the “virtual” participant option, personalize your fundraising page and make an impact! Send us an email at info@raceforeverychild.org to receive a t-shirt post-race.

      Can I register on race day?

      No. Our permit requires that all 5K and Kids Dash participants register in advance. The last day to register is Sunday, Oct. 13 at 11:59 pm.

      I registered and can no longer attend the event. Can I receive a refund or transfer my registration to someone else?

      No. All registrations are non-refundable. To protect your identity and accurately reflect results, we do not allow participants to transfer bib numbers.

      What age groups are the 5K awards presented to?

      Division (Male/Female)


      14 & under     15-19












      Team awards will be presented to the top three finishing teams.

      When and where can I get my race packet and t-shirt?

      You can get your packet and t-shirt at the Bib & T-Shirt Pick-Up tent on race day, but we encourage you to pick it up in advance at one of our packet pickup locations.

      What time should I arrive?

      If you are driving, please leave yourself extra time to park. Plan to arrive at 7:00 a.m. if you need to pick up your packet on race day. See full schedule.

      Can I participate with a stroller or in a wheelchair?

      Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. For safety reasons, we encourage those walking or pushing wheelchairs or strollers to line up at the back where you will enjoy the companionship of other walkers and strollers. 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. Volunteers with pace markers will be at the starting line to help you "self seed."

      How do I get to the event?

      Participating as a team is the best way to experience the Race for Every Child, fundraise, and make an impact. Choose a creative team name and plan fun ways to engage your team members.

      How many people can be on a team?

      Teams range from two people to as many as you’d like. There is no limit to the number of members on a team.

      Who can be on my team?

      Reach out to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Whoever you want to invite is welcome to join your team!

      A team is:
      • a mother/father and their child
      • a group of nurses and their supporters
      • a doctor and her family
      • a group from work
      • a trio of friends at college
      • a group of kids and teachers from your child's school
      • a bunch of volunteers
      • a group of friends and family whose lives have been touched by Children's National

      Still have questions?

      Contact the race team at (301) 565-8571 or email us at info@raceforeverychild.org for more information.

      Become a Sponsor

      Sponsoring the Race for Every Child is an exciting way for your company or organization to support Children’s National and help kids grow up stronger.

      As a sponsor of the Race for Every Child, you will make a direct impact on the health and well-being of children in our community, in addition to elevating your company’s visibility throughout the D.C. metro area and providing high-level engagement opportunities for your employees and families.

      View and download our sponsorship information below or contact our office for customized packaging - info@raceforeverychild.org

      CoStar Group Trammell Crow Clark Construction Group, LLC JBG Smith The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation LF Jennings Costco Wholesale

      View all Sponsors

      Recognition Program

      To recognize your leadership and generosity in supporting children, we offer several exclusive Race for Every Child items. Items will be available on race day or will be mailed to your address given during your registration.

      Personal Fundraising Milestones

      I'm a fundraiser - Raised $100

      Hitting $100 in fundraising is an outstanding achievement! Show off how proud you are with your fundraising badge. Place it on your race bib so everyone can see your impact.

      Raised $250

      Includes below milestone achievements plus an exclusive race day medal!

      Tribute Wall - Raised $500

      Includes below milestone achievements plus receive a recognition star to display on the Tribute Wall on race day. Whether you put your name on your star or dedicate it to a loved one, this milestone is meant to celebrate you and all of your accomplishments.

      Champions Club - Raised $1,000

      You truly are our champion! Includes below milestone achievements plus recognition on the Champions Wall below, entry for you and three guests into the Champions tent, and an exclusive Champions Jacket.

      To pick up your personal fundraising milestones, visit the milestone tent on race day!

      Champions Wall

      Team Fundraising Milestones

      Deadline for team fundraising: October 7

      Team Packet - $2,500 Raised

      Avoid race day lines! Your team’s race day packets, shirts, and bag check bags are mailed to you, the team captain, and delivered before/on October 17. When you achieve this level, please be sure to tell your team members that you will distribute their packets.

      Team photo & Team sign - $5,000 Raised

      On race day, your team will receive an Official Team Photo timeslot and a hand-held sign for you to use while you race!

      Team tent - Raised $10,000+

      In addition to the benefits at the $2,500 and $5,000 levels, your team will also receive a 10 x 10 tent on race day adorned with a hanging team sign! This is a great place to host a team breakfast, have a gathering space, and get excited about the race. We will also provide one unloading pass that you may use before 7 a.m. to get your supplies to your tent.


      We rely on hundreds of volunteers every year to ensure our event is a success. So we thank you for your interest!

      info@raceforeverychild.org | (301) 565-8571