The Basics

Saturday, May 12th, 2018
4th & F Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

Rain or Shine

Race begins at 9:00AM

There will be no on-site parking for the event. We recommend using Metro.

Via Metro:

Use the Red Line and exit the Metro at the Judiciary Square stop
Exit the Metro station toward F Street
Proceed to the intersection of F Street & 4th Street

Via automobile:

Public Parking Garages (approximately three blocks west of 5K staging area) are located on 6th Street, NW, between G Street, NW and H Street, NW — these parking lots are NOT FREE.

Team Competition

Run with family and friends and make this event even more meaningful!

During the registration process, you can create a team or join an existing team. Team finish times are tracked and prizes are available.

Here are the rules:

  • Online team registration will be available solely through Eventbrite.
  • Only one team manager should be listed per team.
  • An individual can only be listed on one team.
  • Teams must have a minimum of three athletes.
  • The lowest average time will determine the team placings.
  • Teams finishing with fewer than three registered athletes will not be scored.

Packet Pickup

We highly recommend you pick up your race bib and packet the day before the 5K, Friday, May 11th at Pacers in Clarendon, VA in order to avoid long lines on the morning of the race. You must have an ID for each packet you want to pick up.

More information about Packet Pickup can be found HERE.
Race Day Packet Pick-up/Runner Check-in

Time: 7:00 am – 8:45 am

If you do not pick up your race packet by 8:45 a.m. on the event day, you forfeit your race packet and its contents.

You MUST have a photo ID to pickup your race packet. No exceptions!!! If you are picking up a race packet for anyone else, you MUST have a copy of their photo ID as well (digital photographs on your phone are acceptable). Packets will not distributed unless a photo ID is presented.
Very limited on-site registration will be available on the morning of the race for $60, but race shirts will not be provided and runners are not guaranteed bibs with timing chip.


Can’t run on race day but still want to be involved? Register as a volunteer and pay tribute to fallen heroes by helping make this event a success — the NPW5K runs on volunteers!

Come help us the morning of the race or at Friday’s packet pickup. Plenty of volunteer commitments available. Must be available from 6am – 11a on race day.


Are strollers permitted?

Yes, strollers are welcome. We do ask that if you plan on pushing a stroller you start towards the rear of the crowd at the starting line to avoid being in the way of faster runners.

Can I walk?

Absolutely! The National Police Week 5K is open to both runners and walkers.

Can children participate?

Yes. We encourage you to bring your children. Children who can complete the course on their own must register. You do not need to register children in strollers. There will be special medals for all children who participate.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome provided you follow all District of Columbia laws pertaining to animals (ie, leash laws and waste disposal). If you would like your dog to have a memorial bib, you must pay the regular registration fee.

Is there a shorter course?

There is not an “official” shorter course. However, if you do not believe you will be able to finish the entire 5K in less than 45 minutes you may may inquire about alternate shorter courses. You can view the course map here.

Is there a time limit?

Due to street closure time limits, we ask that if you can’t complete the course in 45 minutes or less that you use the “unofficial” shorter course (refer to the previous question).

Is there a bag check?

Yes, there is a bag check adjacent to the race day packet pickup tables. The National Police Week 5K cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items from the bag check.

If you have a question that is not answered below please email us at