EVENTS 

Grand African Run DC is an annual mass participation road run (walk/ jog) followed by a post-race social event. The event has two different races: 5K family run and a 1K Kids run. 

5K RUN

5K Family Run is open to anyone (young /old, men/women, able- bodied/disabled). Everyone is welcomed, and participants will have an opportunity to line up with world famous athletes, high profile personalities (musicians, politicians, actors, speakers, religious leaders) to rejoice in the 5 km long sporting festival. 

  • Event Date:  Oct. 15, 2022

  • Event Start Time: 9:10am

  • Event Distance: 5K Course

  • Event Duration: 7:00am – 12:00pm    

CHILDREN RACE/WALK

Children Race/Walk is believed to be a great way to introduce girls and boys to running and active walking, and to provide them with a space to celebrate their culture and community. A parent or guardian is welcome to run alongside the kids, however, parents are encouraged to let them run on their own to experience the joy of crossing the finish line independently in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Event Age: Two categories: Age: Under 11 (1K) and Age 12-17 (3K) (the main 5K run is open to 12 - 17 age category)

  • Event Start Time: 9:00am

  • Event Date: Oct. 15, 2022

  • Event Distance: 1K and 3K - Course

  • Event Duration: 7:00am – 12:00pm    

WHEN IS THE EVENT?

The event will take place on the 15th of October 2022. The event will be concluded before noon.

 

WHERE IS THE EVENT?

The event will be at 1100 Main Line Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22301 (10mins away from last year's venue - East Potomac Park). It starts and finishes at 1100 Main Line Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22301.

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

To register, please go to www.africanrun.com. When you finish registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a ticket. Please bring that ticket with your photo ID to collect your event package. Your event package includes a T-shirt, a race bib, water bottle, and other event materials. The package will be collected on Thursday (October 13) and Friday (October 14) before the event. The package pick-up locations are: (1) in Maryland at Besteseb Restaurant (8201 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910) and (2) in Virginia at Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota (3750 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22305)

WHAT CHARITY DO YOU SUPPORT?

Every year a charity that focuses on children wellbeing receives the proceeds from the event. This year, the proceeds will go to Hibret LeBego Charity Organization.

ORGANIZERS

The Grand Run DC/ Grand African Run

Made in Ethiopia

Made in Ethiopia DMV 2022 Trade Fair is a multi-sector trade fair that features Ethiopia's most recent products and services, and will take place in City of Alexandria. It is one of the events that takes place during the week of the Grand African Run. A part of Made in Ethiopia is a presentation of rich Ethiopian Traditional Music. We are thankful to the CREATIVE NEIGHBORHOOD GRANT PROGRAM CNGP ) for providing support to stage the Ethiopian Traditional Music project.

RACE LOCATION

1100 Main Line Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22301