EVENTS 

Grand African Run is an annual mass participation road race 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:  July 25, 2020

  • Event Start Time: 8:30am

  • Event Distance: 5K Course

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

 

1K KIDS RUN

1K Kids Run 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: The kids run has two categories: Ages 6-8 and Ages 9-12

  • Event Start Time: 8:00am

  • Event Date: July 25, 2020

  • Event Distance: 1K - Course

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

 

PACKET PICKUP

Option 1 (Silver Spring, Maryland)

Friday, July 24th, from 8:00am to 7:00pm,

Place: TBA

Option 2 (Virginia)

Friday, July 24th, from 8:00am to 7:00pm,

Nathan Travel & Cargo Nathan Market 3705 S. George Mason Dr. Unit C1S Falls Church, Virginia 

Back side of the Skyline plaza condo

Option 3 

On the event day at the Start & Finish area (The Yards Park - 355 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003) from 7:00am to 8:00am.

​For pre-race packet pickup, you must have a photo I.D.

RACE LOCATION

355 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003