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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