FAQ

A: This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend! Whether you want to sprint, run, walk or jog, we’d love to have you participate.
A: The registration fee will periodically increase as we get closer to race day.  Register today for the lowest possible rate. A VIDA Thrive 5k tshirt is included in the registration fee. As this is a charity event, there are no refunds, transfers, or deferments.
A: Registration will close Saturday, October 22st at 11:59pm. There will be NO race-day registration, so please register in advance!.
A:Race packets can be picked up at VIDA Verizon on Friday, October 21st from 5:00pm-9:00pm, and Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00am-4:00pm or on race day morning from 7:00am-7:45am.
A: Yes. Numbered tear off tags will be available on your bibs to pin to your bag.
A: Yes! Visit our registration page and let us know your team name and team member names when registering.
A: Then we’ll get wet! This race will be held rain or shine. In the event of a catastrophic weather event that prevents the race from being held all proceeds will be donated directly to Thrive DC.
A:Race participants will receive an official VIDA Thrive 5k tshirt (T-shirt sizes can only be guaranteed to those who register by 10/21), plus coupons and swag to local DC retailers. Awards go to Top Team, Top 3 male & female overall, and the male & female age division winners.
A:Please note that while we intend for all runners to receive a swag bag, it’s possible that our number of registrants surpasses the amount of bags we have. Swag bags will be distributed on a first come first served basis, so please plan on picking up your race packet as soon as possible to ensure you receive your swag bag. Race packets can be picked up at the Pre-Event Happy Hour at the VIDA Verizon on Friday, October 21st from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, at VIDA Fitness Verizon on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00am to 4:00pm and on race day from 7:00am to 7:45am.
A: Join one of our official 5k training teams at VIDA Fitness! Our experienced running coaches are happy to help you get ready for your first 5k. Please contact agriffin@vidafitness.com to find the team that best fits your schedule.
A: Yes, you’ll be able to see your exact finish time shortly after completing the race.   Please check back on race day for the link to the page.
A: Yes, we will have first aid and CPR trained staff members on site.
A: Yes, grand prize awards are given to the top-3 overall male and female, the 1st place team (trophy), and for 1st place in each age-group (19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+).
A: Join us at the finish line for a post-race refuel and our awards ceremony! All race winners must be present to collect their prizes.
A: Parking will be available at the East Potomac pool/ golf center, a short walk away from the staging area. Additional parking will be located along Ohio Dr and in NPS police headquarters lots, also a short walk to the staging area.