Saturday, March 20, 2021


Join Mayor Muriel Bowser for the premier celebration of women's history in the District! It's the 3rd Annual, #FITDC HerStory 5K powered by AETNA. Saturday, March 20, 8am-4pm.

In accordance with the Mayor’s Order for the DC Public Health Emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2021 version of this 5K run/walk will be VIRTUAL.

This year, instead of gathering at one location, we’re encouraging participants to run/walk individually or with their household members in their respective neighborhoods, at select DPR track locations, or at one of the suggested 5K routes mapped out below. 

Please remember streets will not be closed to vehicular traffic on race day. Utilize sidewalks and paths for your 5K run/walk, follow the rules of the road, and stop at all intersections when crossing. Also don’t forget to wear your mask or face covering and social distance.

Registration for the HerStory5K is free and open to the public. Sign up now because the first 1,500 registrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, face mask, and racers bib that you can rock on race day. 

Then on Saturday, March 20, 2021, remember to take pictures/selfies and celebrate your run by tagging us @myfitdc on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and use the hashtags #HerStory5K and #CelebrateWomen to share your accomplishment with our neighbors and friends across all 8 Wards! 

When you're done, upload your race time to this portal and be on the lookout for highlights on social media and on

Suggested 5K Routes

Click on one of the suggested routes below for a PDF map and turn-by-turn directions, or to save the image to your device. 
Please note these are public routes and rules of the road apply during the Virtual 5K on March 20, 2021 from 8:00am - 4:00pm.

Anacostia Park (MapMyRun)
Hains Point
Freedom Plaza
Rock Creek Park
Shaw Neighborhood (MapMyRun)
Union Station to US Capitol (MapMyRun)
White House to National Mall (MapMyRun)

DPR Track Locations

These locations are available on March 20, 2021 from 8:00am - 4:00pm for those who prefer to complete their 5K on a track surface:

Banneker Recreation Center - 2500 Georgia Ave NW (15.5 Laps = 3.1 miles)
Stead Recreation Center - 1625 P St NW (15.5 Laps = 3.1 miles)
Palisades Community Center - 5200 Sherier Pl NW (15.5 Laps = 3.1 miles)
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center - 1100 Michigan Ave NE (15.5 Laps = 3.1 miles)
Sherwood Recreation Center - 640 10th St NE (15.5 Laps = 3.1 miles)
Kenilworth Recreation Center - 4321 Ord St. NE (12.4 Laps = 3.1 miles)
Hillcrest Recreation Center - 3100 Denver St SE (15.5 Laps = 3.1 miles)
Oxon Run Park Trail - 1200 Mississippi Ave SE (1.5 Loops of Entire Park Trail = 3.1 miles)

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Thank You to Everyone Involved!



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