EVENTS 

Grand 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 of African origin, high profile personalities (musicians, politicians, actors, speakers, religious leaders) to rejoice in the 5 km long sporting festival. 

  • Event Date:  Oct. 16, 2021

  • Event Start Time: 8:30am

  • 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: 8:00am

  • Event Date: Oct. 16, 2021

  • Event Distance: 1K and 3K - Course

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

WHEN IS THE EVENT?

The event will take place on the 16th of October 2021. The event will be concluded before noon.

 

WHERE IS THE EVENT?

The event will be in Washington DC at Hains Point - East Potomac Park (near Thomas Jefferson Memorial). It starts and finishes at the park by Wharf Jitney - East Potomac Dock.

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, and other event materials. The package will be collected on Thursday (October 14) and Friday (October 15) before the event. The package pick-up locations will be announced through the contact address you provide two weeks before the event.

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 Cardiac Center of Ethiopia.

ORGANIZERS

The Grand Run DC/ Grand African Run

RACE LOCATION

Hains Point - East Potomic Park

927 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024