Location: Bethesda, MD US 20817
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race
Event FAQs

What is the deadline for registration?

Regular online registration closes on Tuesday, May 22.  Registration is also available at packet pickup and at the event at an increased price.

What do I get with my registration for the 6K?

6K race participants receive a race t-shirt, bib, and timing device (on bib).   Children who register for the 6K may also participate in the 1K Sprint or Tot Sprint at no additional charge.  Race shirts guaranteed only for registrations by Monday, May 7, 2018. 

What do I get with my registration for the 1K Sprint or Tot Sprint?

All 1K Sprint participants and Tot Sprint participants receive a race t-shirt.  Children will also receive prizes for participation.  Race shirts guaranteed only for registrations by May 7, 2018. 

Do children need to register for the race?

The Superhero Sprint & 6K is a family-friendly event, and we welcome all children.  You have three options for your children:  the 6K, the 1K Sprint, or the Tot Sprint.  Children who register for the 6K may also participate in the 1K Sprint or Tot Sprint at no additional charge.  Children who are ages 5 and older who will be participating on the 6K race course should register for that event.

What is the 6K race course?
CLICK HERE to view the 6K race course map.  

What is involved in the kids’ runs?

There are two kids run options, and superhero costumes are welcome.  Please take care not to have accessories or long costumes that would create hazards for children participating.  

  • Superhero 1K Sprint.  This provides an opportunity for children to have a real race feel for a modest distance, on a short course on the road around the mall parking lot.  This will not be a timed event.  Children should be supervised at all times by an adult.

  • Superhero Tot Sprint.  For our youngest participants, we will have a very short out and back run near the race village.  Children should be supervised at all times by an adult.


Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are permitted in the Superhero 6K event and the Superhero 1K event.  To ensure the safety of all participants, strollers must line up at the back and not alongside the runners.  Strollers are not permitted in the Tot Sprint for the safety of our youngest participants.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not permitted on the 6K or in the Tot Event, but they are permitted (with leashes) in the Superhero 1K Sprint.

Can I get my race t-shirt, bib, and timing device in advance?

Yes!  And we encourage you to do so!  Please pick up your race packet during one of the packet pickup times on Friday, May 25 or Saturday, May 26 at CRAVE Amerian Kitchen & Sushi Bar.  Details are on the Packet Pickup page.

Can I register on race day?

Yes.  The race-day registration fee is $45.  Registration will be held at “Superhero Central,” our race village near the start/finish line.  T-shirts are not guaranteed for race-day registrants.

How do I create or join a Race Team?

After you click "Sign Up," you can join a "Group/Team."  You may also click on the "Group/Team" menu option on the left side of the race home page and follow directions to create or join a team.  Teams are encouraged to fundraise for the event.  Thank you for your support! 

What is the difference between a "Race Team" and a "Fundraising Team"?  Can I do both?  

The "Race Team" and "Fundraising Team" systems are separate, but you can create both!  

  • "Race Teams" are individuals organized together for the actual race event to help rally people to register, organize, and build community spirit.  They are for social and scoring purposes.

  • "Fundraising Teams" are used for collecting and tracking donations.  Groups of individuals can create a collective fundraising goals that all of their individual donations received will count towards.  We encourage Race Teams to also ensure they have a Fundraising Team set up under the same name to help us in the very important goal of raising funds for childhood brain cancer!   

Can I fundraise as an individual?

Absolutely!  The process of becoming a fundraiser is very straightforward.  Click on "Donate" on the top of the home screen or in the left-hand menu, and start by entering your name in the "Your Fundraiser Name" field.  (By default, fundraiser names auto-fill to be your name if logged in, because you are the fundraiser.)  You have the option to create or join a fundraising team.  You may become a fundraiser whether or not you register for the event.  Thank you for your support!

I don’t want to run or walk, but I would like to donate or fundraise for the event.

You may create a fundraising page for the event even if you do not want to register, and we encourage you to do so!   Go to the "Donate" tab, and click on "Become a Fundraiser."  You have the option to create or join a fundraising team.  You can also make donations through teams and individuals registered on the site.

Donations to Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, may also be made through the following methods:

  • Donate online:  http://defeatdipg.org/donate

  • Checks can be mailed to Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, P.O. Box 34277, Bethesda, MD  20827.    


If you want your offline donation to be credited towards a particular individual or team fundraiser, please indicate that when you mail the check.  Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 47-4255474).  Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

What happens if there is bad weather?

There are no refunds.  If it is raining on race morning, prepare to get wet! The race may be cancelled at the sole discretion of the Race Director if any of the following conditions exist on race morning: sustained winds in excess of 40 MPH, sustained lightning in the area, ACSM Code Black heat conditions, or any prolonged traffic or safety issues on the course roads.  These eventualities are not likely.  The Race Director will delay the start of the races as needed if any of these conditions are present until such time that they are no longer a safety concern.  In the event of a total cancelation, there will be no refunds.  

My plans changed.  Can I get a refund? 

There are no refunds for this event.  Fortunately, you can feel great about the fact that all proceeds from this event will be dedicated to research to find a cure to DIPG brain tumors, a deadly childhood cancer.

You didn't answer my question.  Who can I contact for more information?

Please send an email to events@defeatdipg.org, and we be happy to assist you.  We will respond as quickly as possible.