Join VIDA Fitness and Thrive DC for the annual 5k! All proceeds will benefit Thrive DC – a non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the DC area.
The new location is along Beach Drive through beautiful Rock Creek Park. The VIDA Fitness 5k has a range of competitive runners, walkers, friends, families and even pets & baby strollers! Run solo or make a team to help raise money for Thrive DC as they celebrate their 40th year providing essential services to DC’s homeless population.
Before checking out at registration, enter one of the promo codes listed to score a free item from one of our sponsors!*
*Promo codes do not apply to anyone already registered. Codes cannot be used with any other promo code.
The first 10 new participants who register using the promo code “auraspa” at checkout will be entered to win a 30 minute massage + 30 minute facial package at Aura spa valued at $160.
The first 40 new participants who register using the promo code “sixpack” at checkout will score some tasty post-race brewskies courtesy of DC Brau. *Must be 21 to use code and receive beer at packet pickup.*
The first 30 new participants who register using the promo code “tumbler” at checkout will receive a branded 30 oz. hot/cold stainless tumbler with drinkable lid and reusable metal straw courtesy of BSN Sports.
The first 50 new participants who register using the promo code “superbag” at checkout will receive a free branded Under Armour Undeniable 2.0 Sackpack courtesy of Kitu Supercoffee.
Thrive DC provides a low-barrier, vitally needed safety net for all individuals, where they can get the help they need to be able to successfully face food insecurity, extreme poverty, and homelessness, and to take the first step towards independence and self-sufficiency.
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 7am: Staging Area and Bag Drop opens
7:45am: Warm-up and Opening Ceremony activities.
8am: Race Starts
8:45am: Awards Ceremony
9:30am: Course closes
We’re excited to announce our NEW LOCATION for 2019: Rock Creek Park!
The race will start at the Carter Barron park (just off 16th Street, Northwest) and will make its way into Rock Creek Park along beautiful Beach Drive. The race Staging Area and Start/Finish line will be located directly behind the William H.G. Fitzgerald
Address: 16th Street & Kennedy Street NW
Driving?: Use the parking lot entrance located off Colorado Avenue NW where you will have easy access to an abundance of free parking. Please do not use Morrow Drive off of 16th Street to enter the park.
Ubering?: Drop off at 16th Street & Morrow Drive NW and walk into the park along Morrow Drive.
Bussing?: Metrobus routes S2 and S4. Bus stops are located at 16th Street & Kennedy Street (Northbound) and at 16th Street & Morrow Drive (Southbound).
Registration: Registration will close on Friday, October 11 at 11:59pm. There will be NO registrations taken on race day, so please register in advance.
Packet pickup: Pick up your race packet and swag on either Thursday, October 10th – 9am-6pm or Friday, October 11th – 9am-6pm at VIDA U Street, 1612 U Street, NW.
More info? See the FAQ page or CONTACT us!
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Volunteers from Thrive DC will be collecting new socks and underwear at the race. While socks are the #1 most requested item, underwear is also in high demand.
Socks should be white, men’s socks. Thrive DC serves many more men than women, and their women clients often prefer men’s clothing to women’s clothing.
Underwear in size large is preferred, both men’s and women’s. New bras are welcome. Large or adjustable bras are the most helpful.
Interested in volunteering? Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you!
Have questions? Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you!