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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. The Red Shoe 5k Run and Walk is our one and only annual event held to raise critical funding for our programs and the families that we serve. As we celebrate the 14th year of the Red Shoe 5k, we’re excited to return to National Harbor and announce that Doug Kammerer will MC the event!
We’re inviting our runners and walkers to join us at National Harbor or virtually wherever you are. Though as the event grows and changes, our goal remains true - to give our community a way to come together, show support for our families, and to have fun. Please join us for the 13th Annual Red Shoe 5k to make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.
Regular Registration (October 13, 2023 - October 4, 2024)
$40 - In-person 5k
$25 - In-person Kids Fun Run
$45 - Virtual 5k (includes shipping)
$30 - Virtual Kids Fun Run (includes shipping)
Late Registration (October 5 - 6, 2024)*
$45 - In-person 5k
$30 - In-person Kids Fun Run
*T-shirts not guaranteed for late registrations
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM – Participant Check-In & Day Of Registration opens. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registrants.
8:35 AM – Kid’s Fun Run on the pier
8:45 AM – Warm up
9:00 AM – 5k race begins
9:45 AM - Awards Ceremony
Red Shoe 5k: The race features a varied, scenic course on Harbor Trail with average terrain that includes some gravel surfaces and slight incline.
Kids Fun Run: The race is on the pier, from the Capital Wheel to the stage.
Timing services will be provided. Disposable chips will be attached to the back of all 5k race bibs.
Thanks to our sponsor, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, FREE Parking is available at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
How To Park at the Gaylord:
Other Parking: Parking garage fees not included with registration. The closest National Harbor parking garages to the event site are: Mariner Garage located at Waterfront Street and Mariner Passage and Fleet Garage located at Waterfront Street and Potomac Passage.
Enjoy discounts and promotions from National Harbor local boutiques, top-rated restaurants and renowned attractions via mobile pass offers sent directly to your phone – no apps to download. Redeem your deals by simply presenting your bib at point of purchase.