June 9, 2023 Washington, DC 20003 US



$55 06/09 7:00PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends June 9, 2023 at 12:00pm EDT

Virtual 5k

$45 Registration opens February 20, 2023. You MUST pick up your shirt in person if you choose a swag option.


WE HAVE SOLD OUT FOR THE IN PERSON RACE!  Virtual race option is still open, however we are limited on any shirts.  Donations are still welcome to any of our amazing charity partners.  Thank you again for your generosity.  We can't wait to celebrate the kick off to PRIDE weekend with you all on June 9th!


Congressional Cemetery
1801 E Street, Southeast
Washington, DC US 20003


Join over 1,000 runners/walkers/celebrators at our 11th DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K. This event was voted the Best 2022 LGBTQ Event (Washington Blade). Race day is only one month away. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

2023 DCFR Pride Run 5K Presenting Sponsor


Race Information (updated 5/23/2023)

Packet Pickup:

  1. 6/4/2023, Sunday, 1-4pm, Capital One Café (732 7th St NW, Washington, DC, 20001) [Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station, Green/Red/Yellow]
  2. 6/8/2023, Thursday, 5-8pm, Pacers Running (2104 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009) [U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station, Green]
  3. 6/9/2023, Friday, 5-7pm, Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St, SE Washington, DC 20003) [Potomac Avenue Metro Station, Blue/Orange/Silver]

Race Course:

  1. The race starts and finishes inside the Congressional Cemetery.
  2. Please run and walk carefully because the course is narrow and has 2-way traffic outside the cemetery.
  3. Outside the cemetery, the trail is open to the public. Please use extreme caution and be courteous to others.
  4. There will be a water stop about halfway on the course (water only, thank you DC Aquatics Club). The map below only provides estimated location.

Other Information:

  1. Bag Checks: Open at 5pm and all bags must be retrieved by 8:30pm.
  2. Dogs: The Historic Congressional Cemetery will only allow service dogs. The grounds will be closed to all other K9s (non-service dogs) during the event.
  3. Scooters: No kick scooter nor electrical scooter is allowed.
  4. Strollers: Stroller is allowed but please use extreme caution due to the narrow course.
  5. Head phones: We strongly discourage the use of head phones for safety reason.
  6. Trash and recycle: Please help us consolidate your trash and recycle in designated area. Please do not leave cups and bottles on the headstones.

Special Thanks:

  1. Presenting Sponsors: Capital One Café, Choice Hotels, Knead Hospitality + Design, Shake Shack, and Wegmans
  2. Premier Sponsors: DC Brau, Pacers Running, and Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  3. Elite Sponsors: Avalon Bay Communities, and Casey Trees
  4. Community Sponsors: Lockheed Martin Corporation

Virtual 5K Result Submission (only applied to those registered for the Virtual 5K):

  1. Your Digital Bib: Go to your RunSignup Profile, click View Digital Bib, Print and proudly wear the bib to run/walk 3.1 miles. Be sure to take selfies and post on social media.
  2. Submit your result:  You can start submitting your result between June 5, 2023 (Monday) until June 10, 2023 (Sunday). You can run as many times as you want between 6/1 - 6/9/2023, but only submit your best result. We will use an honor system. However, the race director reserves the right to ask for verification of extraordinary submission. Every submission will overwrite the previous result. It is a 5K, so be sure to run 3.1 miles.

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Run For A Cause, Support Our Charities

Whether you run, walk or just cheer others on, please consider fundraising for our charity partners? You can make a donation here or organize a group of runners and walkers as a fundraising charity squad here!

Our designated beneficiary charities received over $50,000 from our 2022 race!

This year's race proceeds benefit local LGBTQ and disenfranchised youth organizations, including the Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship, Wanda Alston Foundation, Teens Run DC, Blade Foundation, Ainsley's Angels of America (National Capital Region), Pride365 and SMYAL.

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2023 DCFR Pride Run 5K Sponsors and Partners

Would you like to join the DC Front Runners?

DC Front Runners is a running, walking, and social club for LGBTQ people and their friends in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We are open to all people regardless of race, pace, age, gender, sexual orientation, or athletic ability. Our group is very diverse with respect to speed, distance, and intensity, and we encourage and support all who participate. While membership is encouraged, you do not have to join to give us a try! 

Our club has almost 400 active members. In addition to our group runs and walks, we sponsor many social events so you can make new friends and join other members for dinner, happy hour, or other activities. Some activity reductions are in place during the local pandemic restrictions.

To join, register at members.dcfrontrunners.org.

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.dcfrpriderun.com/.

Previous DCFR Pride Run 5K (2013 - 2022)

2022 Race Results.

  • NON BINARY: Jamie Ryan (23:55); Hector Rodriguez (24:32); Leigh Moffitt (25:49)
  • WOMEN OVERALL: Julie Dickerson (19:44); Sarah Grant (19:58); Breanna Brukalo (20:48)
  • MEN OVERALL:  Aaron Bratt (16:14); Ryan Leahy (16:37); Tim Hughes (16:59)
  • Browse and download race photo here

2021 Race Results.

  • GENDER NEUTRAL: Katelyn Hammes (0:24:03); Blue Bell-Bhuiyan (0:25:00); Jamie Ryan (0:25:12)
  • WOMEN OVERALL: Erin Dandridge (0:22:40); Tomoko Ashizuka (0:23:42); Blake Rushin (0:24:34)
  • MEN OVERALL: Clint McKelvey (0:14:14); John Hall (0:17:05); Ross Anderson (0:17:35)

2020 Race Results.

  • GENDER NEUTRAL: Sarah Holland (0:28:30); Sally Ratliff (0:31:02); Precious Ares (0:44:09)
  • WOMEN OVERALL: Dana Miller (0:21:00); Kristin Giuliano (0:21:29); Elyse Braner (0:24:01)
  • MEN OVERALL: Jeremy Lynch (0:17:56); Michael Whelan (0:18:35); Russell Page (0:18:44)

2013-2019 Race Results and Photographs.


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