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GOTR-DC's 5K is Sunday, November 19: Here's Your Event Guide

A GOTR Dad High-Fives at the Finish Line
  • Sunday, November 19 at Anacostia Park (894 Howard Rd SE) - Rain or shine! Please check the weather and dress accordingly.
  • Pre-Race Fun Festivities start at 7 am, Run/Walk promptly starts at 8 am.
  • Parents/Guardians must register to run/walk with their child. Those without a bib are not permitted on the course.
  • There will be online race day registration for anyone still interested in signing up until 7:50 am. Credit card payments only.

    5K Maps, FAQs, and Info

Getting There

Take Metro:

  • The Anacostia Metro station on the green line. 
  • Exit toward the "Parking Kiss & Ride" signs.
  • Walk 5-10 minutes from the Anacostia Parking garage to the pre-race area.
  • Please check the WMATA website for the latest on potential delays.

Drive and park:

  • Free parking will be available in the Anacostia Metro parking garage.
  • The entrance to the garage is on Howard Rd SE (use address for GPS: 894 Howard Rd SE).
    • Note: the park will be closed to vehicular traffic and you will not be allowed to park inside. ADA parking will be available where Good Hope Road enters Anacostia Park.

Uber or Drop Offs:

  • The ideal address for drop-offs is 1107 Good Hope Road SE.
  • It's a short walk down Good Hope Road into Anacostia Park.

Parking Garage Map and Walking Route

Where do I get my race bib?

  • All runners will head to the Packet Pick-Up Tent between 7:00 am - 7:50 am. This includes Buddy Runners.
  • Girls on the Run-DC program participants will get their race bibs and pins from their Coaches at their Team Meeting Area on race day!

I'm Running with a team! Where will I meet them?

  • There will be corral-colored index signs along with PinkGreen, and Purple flags to help you recognize the area where you should meet your girl's team. Click here to find out what color your team is!
  • To avoid congestion at the finish line, your team will meet in this area immediately after they finish the 5K to receive their medals and take photos.
    • Note: only registered Fall 2023 program participants will receive a medal, anyone else running/walking the 5K will receive a race premium during check in at the Packet Pick Up Tent.

Other Important Reminders

  • Balloons are not permitted at Anacostia Park per National Park Service regulations.
  • Dogs are permitted to attend the 5K, but are not permitted to run the race. They must be up-to-date on shots and on a non-retractable leash.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on the course. We encourage people who are pushing strollers or wheelchairs to line up at the back of the starting line.
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