6 Upcoming D.C. Area Races and Marathons

Fall is afoot and with the new season comes a variety of marathons and races to choose from. From military affiliated marathons to parent-child races, there’s a run out there for everyone. Check out these six upcoming races in the DMV area and visit the Potomac River Running Race Series for more nearby running events.

September 6, 2015 – Great American Labor Day 5K

September 20, 2015 – Navy-Air Force Half Marathon

September 26, 2015 – Clarendon Day 10K, 5K, and Kids Dash

October 10, 2015 – Feet in the Street 5K

October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon 10K

November 15, 2015 – .US National 12K

Great American Labor Day 5K

great american labor day 5k

via Potomac River Running’s Flickr

Time: Sunday, September 6, 2015

  • 5K starts at 8:00am
  • 1K fun run starts at 8:05am


  • 5K – $45
    • $35 until September 4
    • $40 at packet pickup (September 5) and race day (September 6)
  • 1K fun run
    • $25 until September 4
    • $30 at packet pickup (September 5) and race day (September 6)

From Potomac River Running: “It’s a Great American Labor Day 5k! Join =PR= on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Fairfax Corner for a 5k and 1k fun run – fun for the entire family! This year’s race beneficiary will be Robinson High School Cross Country and Track & Field team.”

More details here!


Potomac River Running

11895 Grand Commons Ave.,

Fairfax, VA 22030



Potomac River Races’ Facebook Page

PR Races’ Official Twitter

More races from Potomac River Running

Navy-Air Force Half Marathonnavy-air force marathon

via Navy-Air Force Half Marathon website

Time: Sunday, September 20, 2015 – 7:00am

Price: $110

Expected Runner Count: 6,500-8,500

From Navy-Air Force Half Marathon: “September 2015 marks the 4th Annual Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and 12th Annual Navy 5-Miler. This race has been voted one of “The Year’s Best Half Marathons” by Runner’s World Magazine!

Runners, both military affiliated and civilian, of all experience levels will start and finish the race in the shadow of the Washington Monument. The USATF-certified course travels by all of the iconic Washington, D.C. memorials and stretches to include the East and West Potomac Parks and the scenic Rock Creek Parkway.”

More details here!


15th St. NW

Washington, D.C.

(Between Constitution Ave NW and Madison Dr. NW)



Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Facebook Page

Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Official Twitter

Clarendon Day 10K, 5K, and Kids Dashclarendon day race

Photo by Brian W. Knight/Swim Bike Run Photo

Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015


  • 5K-10K DOUBLE – $55
  • 5K – $45
  • 10K – $50
  • 1K Kids Dash – $10

From Pacers Running: “Join us for the Clarendon Day 10K/5K & Kids Dash, the official kick-off to the popular Clarendon Day Festival presented by the Clarendon Alliance. Easily one of the area’s fastest courses, this course takes runners along a foot tour of the eclectic neighborhoods along the orange line. Top off the race with a post-race party at Clarendon’s hometown watering hole, Whitlow’s on Wilson, and other great restaurants, pubs, and vendors.”

More details here!


Clarendon Blvd

Arlington, VA 22201



Pacers Running Facebook Page

Clarendon Day’s Official Twitter

More races from Pacers Running

More about Clarendon Day

Feet in the Street 5Kfeetinthestreet1

via feetinthestreet.org

Time: Saturday, October 10th, 2015 – 9pm–2pm


  • $45 to participate in person
  • $25 to be a virtual runner
  • $1 with a minimum fundraising fee of $75

From Back on My Feet: “The Feet in the Street 5K is part of the Feet in the Street Festival, a free event that encourages people to explore Ft. Dupont Park and take advantage of the streets being closed to traffic. The daylong event will promote physical activity, green transportation choices, healthy eating, community spirit, and will include an array of recreational and educational opportunities.”

About Back on My Feet

Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that helps those experiencing homelessness reinvent themselves through running. Our mission is to motivate our members to achieve self-sufficiency that will result in employment and independent living.”

Location: Ft. Dupont Park,

Washington D.C. 20019



Facebook Event

Back On My Feet’s Official Twitter

Marine Corps Marathon 10Kmarine corps marathon

via Elvert Barnes’ Flickr

Time: Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 7:45am-10:00am

Price: 10K – $55

Expected Runner Count: 30,000

From Marine Corps Marathon: “Participants in the MCM10K (6.2 miles) will run the streets of the nation’s capital and finish at the iconic Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, VA. The new start is located near the intersection of 4th St and Madison Dr. on the National Mall, directly in front of the National Gallery of Art West Building. The first two miles of the course tours the National Mall from the Capitol, past the Smithsonian Castle. After two miles, the course crosses the Potomac River on the 14th Street Bridge and runs to Crystal City. The MCM10K course diverts from the marathons by making a right onto 15th Street.  After arriving at the Pentagon, MCM10K runners will complete their 6.2 miles in parallel to the MCM, finishing at the Marine Corps War Memorial . . .”

More details here!


National Mall

Washington, D.C.

(At the intersection of 12th St and Madison Dr)



Marine Corps Marathon Facebook Page

Marine Marathon Official Twitter

.US National 12kUS National 12k

via .US National 12K’s Facebook

Time: Sunday, November 15, 2015 – TBA


– Before October 31, 2015

  • USATF Members, Military, Police – $55
  • General Public (non-members) – $60

– November 1, 2015-November 15, 2015

  • USATF Members, Military, Police – $60
  • General Public (non-members) – $65

Expected Runner Count: 700-800

From .US National 12k: “Open to all runners of all abilities, the .US National 12K on November 15 will unite road racers, and local fitness enthusiasts with some of the best athletes USA Track & Field has to offer on a course through beautiful Alexandria, Virginia. Enjoy a leisurely run with friends and family, go for a personal best, and watch some of the best in the world. The .US National 12K offers a great road racing experience for everyone!”

More details here!


44 Canal Center Plaza

Alexandria, VA 22314



.US National 12k Facebook Page

.US National 12k Official Twitter

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