Ben's Run 2019

Sat April 6, 2019 Silver Spring, MD US 20905 Directions

5K Run

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

5 Miler

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Ben’s Run has raised more than $630,000 since we started our race almost nine years ago and we could not have done it without your support.  With more than 30 children participating in our clinical trials at Children's National, we are making real strides at detecting and treating cancer relapse at its earliest stage, so children will have the best chance for a cure. Our dollars are funding cutting edge medical research dedicated to giving kids just like Ben a healthy life. Please check out our latest Impact Report here.

Help Us Raise Money for Children's National!

If you'd like to help Ben's Run raise even more money to support the critical research being done at Children's National into new treatments for childhood leukemia , please consider becoming a Ben's Run fundraiser! It's easy to create an individual or team page during registration that you can send to friends and family to have them sponsor you to raise money for Ben's Run.  Last year, our runners raised $15,000 for Ben's Run through online fundraising - this year we'd like to raise even more!  Every dollar raised goes directly to Children's National to support the ground-breaking research being done by Dr. Kristen Williams and her team.  To read more about what Dr. Williams is doing, read our Impact Report.

Race Details

There is a 5K run, 5 Mile run, and a 1 mile fun run/walk.  Children under 5 are free and do not need to register.  Kid-friendly, dog-friendly dogs are permitted on the 5K and 1 Mile courses only for an additional $5.  Strollers are permitted on the 5K and 1 Mile courses.  

For all the details about the Run, go to our website at  Check the Ben's Run website often as the race approaches for more information about the Silent Auction, Race Day Schedule, Ben's Bucket prizes, and more!  Questions?  Email us at

This event is rain or shine and there are no refunds.  

Race FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
For the 5 Miler, must be 14 or older on the day of the race and able to run the course in a hour or less (12 minute per mile pace).  There are no age limits for the 5K or the 1 Mile and you don't need to bring an ID to the event. Just bring your ticket.  Children under 5 are free and do not need to register.

Are there prizes for the top finishers?
There are prizes for the 5 Mile (top male and female) and 5K (top male & female by age group).  Prizes are awarded for the top 5K finishers in the following age categories: 10 & Under; 11-13; 14-18; 19-34; 35-49; 50-64; 65 & Up.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is extremely limited, so please carpool or walk where possible. For directions and parking information, go to

Is my registration refundable or transferrable?
There are no refunds, but you can transfer your registration to someone else up to two weeks before race day. If you need to transfer your registration, please make sure that you sign into RunSignUp at least two weeks before the race and change the attendee information so that we have the right runner's name on race day! After March 23, 2019, we cannot transfer registrations.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at

Race Contact Info

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

Stonegate Elementary School
14811 Notley Road
Silver Spring, MD US 20905
Race Website

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