Kensington 8K Race Takes Place This Saturday, September 23

Since 1994, the Kensington 8K Race has been one of the most popular DC area fall races. It’s described as a “fun, fast event with beauty, challenge, and excitement” and this year it takes place on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

“Known throughout the DC Area as a true community race – parents and kids cheering on each other and welcomed visitors running through our Town and Rock Creek Park.” Four local schools – Kensington Parkwood ES, North Bethesda MS, Silver Creek MS, and Walter Johnson HS – benefit from race proceeds, with more than $250,000 raised since 2009.

At Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, you’ll find Bib & T-Shirt Pick-Up, as well as On-Site Registration.  Friday 12-8pm and Saturday 7-8:15am. You may park in Town Hall parking lot on Friday, but not on Saturday. Start & Finish Line are now both next to Town Hall on Armory Avenue. The Post-Race Festival is held in  adjacent Reinhardt Park.

Parking available at:

St. Paul’s Lot @ 10401 Armory @ Knowles

Union Garage @ 10401 Connecticut & Knowles

HOC Lot @ 10400 Detrick & Knowles

Warner Lot @ 10200 Connecticut @ Prospect

No.Train Lot @ 10500 Metropolitan & St. Paul

Bib & T-Shirt Pick-Up
& On-Site Registration

  • Friday, 9/22/23, 12:00-8:00pm
  • Saturday, 9/23/23, 7:00-8:15am

Race Day – Saturday, 9/23/23

  • 7:45am | Festival Starts
  • 7:45am | 2 Mile Start
  • 8:30am | 8K Start
  • ​8:35am | 1K Start
  • 9:30am | Awards
  • 9:45am | Event Ends

Additional information can be found here.

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