LaunchCARES Charity Race

Sat November 11, 2023 Rockville, MD 20850 US Directions


LaunchCARES 10k

8:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST
Open to ages 10 - 100.

LaunchCARES 5k

8:45AM EST - 12:00PM EST
Open to ages 9 - 100.

LaunchCARES 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
Open to ages 4 - 100.

LaunchCARES Kids Trike-A-Thon

9:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST
Open to ages 6 and under.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


702 King Farm Blvd
Suite 150
Rockville, MD US 20850


Thank you for registering for our 2nd annual charity race!  We are so excited to host this event and to interact with community members and businesses.  LaunchCARES is a Rockville-based and partners with existing charities in the DMV area with an aligned mission to change lives through fitness & wellness. In 2023 we have chosen SO WHAT ELSE and the Rockville Chamber of Commerce as the non-profit to receive race proceeds.  

SO WHAT ELSE has been caring for members of our community since 2009 as a registered 501(c)(3). They care for underserved families and children in DC and Maryland through offering after-school programs, spring break and summer camps, a well-stocked food & clothing pantry in Rockville, and much much more.  So What Else is indeed deserving of our community support and celebration!

The GREATER ROCKVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is the voice of the business community in Greater Rockville with a vision to empower, amplify, and elevate businesses in the Greater Rockville community and a mission to foster an environment for businesses to succeed through the Chamber's leadership, advocacy, and community partnerships.

It is our goal is to raise $100,000.  YOU are helping make this a reality!!!

UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE?   Please consider making a tax deductible donation by clicking on the DONATE button.

Race day will be structured in a way that allows children and parents to participate!

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers (1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50). 

Gift cards and metals will be awarded to the top three male and female winners in the following age categories:

  • Ages 10-14
  • Ages 15-19
  • Ages 20-29
  • Ages 30-39
  • Ages 40-49
  • Ages 50-59
  • Ages 60-69
  • Ages 70-79
  • Ages 80 and up

Event Start Times:

  • Timed 10k - 8:30 am
  • Timed 5k - 8:45 am
  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk - 9:00 am
  • Kids Trike-A-Thon - 9:30 am

We welcome families to decorate strollers, wagons, wheelchairs, tricycles, bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc in the spirit of the Thanksgiving Season.


Learn more about SO WHAT ELSE:



Race Contact Info

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


Packet pick-up will be held at Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching, Suite 150, 702 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850 as follows:

  • Friday 11/10 from 2:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday 11/11 from 7am to 9am

Thank you!






Valued Sponsors


Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching, So What Else, and The Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce extend a huge THANK YOU to the following community partners who have each played a major role in supporting the execution of our first annual LaunchCARES Charity Race.  We are extremely gratefully for all they have done to help us put on this event for our community!

City of Rockville - supporting activities that bring our community together and promote health and fitness

City of Rockville Police - providing route, traffic & pedestrian safety

Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce - connecting small businesses to our local community

Montgomery County Road Runners Club - providing timing services for the 5k and 10k races

Allegra - providing graphics, t-shirts, signage, printing services



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