Race Details

12th Annual Red Shoe 5k Run & Walk

Join us at the Red Shoe 5k on Sunday, October 16th, 2022 with options for in-person and virtual registration!

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. The Red Shoe 5k Run and Walk is our one and only annual event held to raise critical funding for our programs and the families that we serve. As we celebrate the 12th year of the Red Shoe 5k, we’re excited to announce our new location: National Harbor! 

This year we’re inviting our runners and walkers to join us at National Harbor or virtually wherever you are. Though as the event grows and changes, our goal remains true - to give our community a way to come together, show support for our families, and to have fun. Please join us a sponsor for the 12th Annual Red Shoe 5k to make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.


Registration Fees

Early-Bird Registration (ends Oct 14, 2022)
$35 - In-person 5k
$25 - In-person Kids Fun Run
$40 - Virtual 5k
$30 - Virtual Kids Fun Run

Late Registration (Oct. 15 & 16, 2022)*
$35 - In-person 5k
$30 - In-person Kids Fun Run

*T-shirts not guaranteed for late registrations


Event Schedule

7:15 AM – 8:30 AM – Early Registration/Packet pick-up. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registrants.
8:40 AM – Kid’s Fun Run on the pier
8:50 AM – Warm up
9:00 AM – 5k race begins


All Participants Will Receive:

  • Race entry
  • Race t-shirt
  • Chip Timing
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Instant results
  • Finisher's medal



  • Medals will be awarded to the top three overall.
  • Largest Team
  • Team that fundraises the most
  • Individual that fundraises the most


Course Maps

Red Shoe 5k: The race features a varied, scenic course on Harbor Trail with average terrain that includes some gravel surfaces and slight incline.

Kids Fun Run: The race is on the pier, to the Ferris Wheel and back.



Timing services will be provided by Blue Ridge Timing. Disposable chips will be attached to the back of all 5k race bibs.


Weather, Water/Aid Stations, and Restrooms

  • The race will go on RAIN or SHINE and we'll do our best to make the day a fun one!
  • We will have plenty of water available for all participants. Water stations will be located at the Start/Finish line.
  • Public restrooms are available at National Harbor. The closest restroom is located near The Plaza.



Parking garage fees not included with registration. The closest National Harbor parking garages to the event site are: Mariner Garage located at Waterfront Street and Mariner Passage and Fleet Garage located at Waterfront Street and Potomac Passage. National Harbor has 3 covered parking garages strategically located close to attractions, hotels, shops and restaurants.


Show Your Bib Discounts

Enjoy discounts and promotions from National Harbor local boutiques, top-rated restaurants and renowned attractions via mobile pass offers sent directly to your phone – no apps to download. Redeem your deals by simply presenting your bib at point of purchase.

See all included venues here.

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