Saturday, June 1, 2024 9:00AM Oxon Hill, MD 20745 US Directions
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Events

5K Run/Walk

$45 $25
($25: Ages 0 - 12)
9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT In-Person

Satellite 5K

$40 $30 $5 included for shipping - Your packet will be shipped to you.

Place

National Harbor - The Plaza Stage
153 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD US 20745

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.hwb5k.org.

Description

The Hope Without Boundaries (HWB5K) 5K Run/Walk is the largest fundraising event held by the Black and Missing Foundation to help bring awareness and exposure to the hundreds of thousands of reported missing persons of color across the country. The event EMPOWERS our communities to take action to help find them or provide much needed answers or closure for their families. Proceeds from the event will go towards: funding for families of the missing, flyer distribution, financial support, victim recovery, and burial service assistance.

"We are often the last hope for many families, and that’s why we already have plans to expand the organization to serve even more people. We can’t do any of this without the support of the community and that’s why this walk is so important.”

— Founders, Natalie Wilson & Derrica Wilson

 

Registration Fees


Early-Bird Registration (ends March 31, 2024)

$25
$30 for Satellite Registration (includes shipping)

Regular Registration (ends May 17, 2024)
$35 (Adult)
$25 (Child 12 and below) - discount will be applied at checkout.

Regular Registration for Satellite 5K (ends May 10, 2024 at 5PM)
$40 for Satellite Registration (includes shipping)
$30 (Child 12 and below) - discount will be applied at checkout

Late Registration (May 19 - June 3, 2023)*
$45 (Adult)
$25 (Child 12 and below) - discount will be applied at checkout.

*T-Shirt availability is not guaranteed for late registration.
**If you register for the Satellite 5K, the packets will mailed May 24 – 29, 2024.
 

Satellite (Virtual Option)


Persons of color are missing from all across the country - It's a NATIONAL issue.

Can't Make It To The Race? Don't Worry There's Still A Way For You To Participate!
The Satellite 5K gives you an opportunity to participate even if you cannot make it to the race.  When you register by the cut off date, a race shirt and bag will be mailed to you.

1. Register for the virtual event, and sign up for text or e-mail notifications
2. We encourage you to create a team and run/walk in your community.
3. When you register by the cut off date, a race shirt and bag will be mailed to you.
4. You'll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the virtual race "starts" on May 25th.
4. Run your race and submit your results either by text message or email (if you've opted in) or by heading to the results page here by June 1st at 11:59 PM Eastern Time). Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take a selfie and post on social media or download your photo(s) when you report your results.

*Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up is where you will receive your ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ gear which includes the following: Official HWB 5K race t-shirt, bib number, timing chip and goodie bag. Please bring a copy of your registration. If you can, we strongly encourage you to pick up your goodies on Saturday, May 18 or Sunday, May 19, 2024. You CAN have someone pick them up for you if you are unavailable. Simply, forward a copy of your registration confirmation and have them bring it.

You can pick up your packet on race day under the Capital Canopy from 7:30AM to 8:00AM — make sure you get there early, the lines will be long!

* Please note: Packets will only be mailed for those who signed up for the Satellite 5K option. We are unable to mail packets if you registered for the in-person 5K. Please make sure you pick up your packet at Early Packet Pickup (May 18 or 19, 2024) or on Race Day (June 1, 2024).



EARLY PACKET PICKUP

SATURDAY - MAY 18, 2024
LOCATION: 9400 Livingston Road, Suite 310, Fort Washington, Maryland
TIME: 11AM - 3PM

SUNDAY - MAY 19, 2024
LOCATION: 9400 Livingston Road, Suite 310, Fort Washington, Maryland
TIME: 2PM - 4PM

* We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet early to avoid any long lines and stress on Race Day.
* Unless you signed up for the Satellite 5K, we are unable to mail packets. Please make sure you pick up your packet at Early Packet Pick-up or on Race Day.

RACE DAY PICKUP

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
National Harbor - 153 National Plaza 
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Time: starts at 7:15AM
Join us to bring awareness to the hundreds of thousands of persons of color who are missing across the nation.

Race Day Information


Race Day Schedule - June 3, 2023


7:15AM – 8:00AM -- Late Registration & Late Packet Pickup
8:00AM – Opening Ceremony
8:45AM – Warm-up 
9:00AM – Runners Start 
9:05AM – Walkers Start 
11:00AM – Awards/Closing Ceremonies

* Schedule subject to change.

AMENITIES

All Participants Will Receive . . . 

  • Race Entry
  • Race T-shirt
  • Goodie Bag
  • Chip Timing (Provided by Charm City Run)
  • Snacks
  • Water (Locations: kick-off/exhibit area, along the race route, finish line)
  • Instant results after the race (on-site and online)

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top Male and Female in the following categories:

  • Adult (18 and over)
  • Teen (13-17)
  • Child (12 and under)

All 5K finishers will receive an official Hope Without Boundaries finisher medal to commemorate their wonderful achievement.
You will be handed your medal after crossing the finish line. (Quantities are limited)

Event Map

Course Map


The race features a varied course with average terrain that includes some gravel surfaces and slight incline. Hover over the elevation graph for additional information about the elevation along the course.

Timing




Timing services will be provided by Charm City Run. Disposable chips will be attached to the back of all race bibs.

Weather, Water/Aid Stations and Restrooms


WEATHER


The race will go on RAIN or SHINE and we’ll try our best to make Race Day a spectacular day!

WATER/AID STATIONS

We want you to stay hydrated and will have plenty of fluids available for all participants. Water stations will be located in the kick-off/exhibit area, along the race route, and at the finish line.

RESTROOMS
Public restrooms are available at the National Harbor. The closest restroom is located near The Plaza.

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation


DIRECTIONS

National Harbor’s convenient location makes it easy to get there from anywhere in the surrounding area. The destination is directly accessible via the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the Capital Beltway (I-495), I-95, and I-295.

PARKING

Opening Ceremonies will be held on The Plaza. The closest parking garage to the Opening Ceremonies is the Mariner Garage (parking garage fees apply) located at Waterfront Street & Mariner Passage. Click here for parking hours and rates.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Those who prefer public transit will find it’s incredibly easy to make it to the National Harbor from both Maryland and Virginia.

Accessed from:

  • WMATA NH1 Line
  • WMATA NH2 Line

Click here for more information.

About the Black & Missing Foundation

The Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety.

BAMFI was founded in 2008 by experts in the fields of law enforcement and public relations; two vital expertise needed to help bring awareness to and find those missing from our communities.

BAMFI creates public awareness campaigns for public safety and provides parents and loved ones of missing persons with a forum for spreading the word of their disappearance, with pictures and profiles of missing individuals. BAMFI also utilizes a variety of media platforms, including print, television, radio, and social media, to help locate those missing.

Click here to read more about the organization.

Race Contact Info

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