St. Rita 5K & Fun Run for Education

Sat November 18, 2023 Directions



$30 8:30AM EST - 10:00AM EST Price increases after October 14, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

1K Kids Run

$12 8:00AM EST - 8:15AM EST Price increases after November 17, 2023 at 11:59pm EST


Main Line Blvd., behind GW Middle School


The St. Rita 5K and Fun Run is back for its 19th annual running again offering both the 1K Fun Run* and the 5K main event!


The course for 2023 will be a flat, fast out-and-back along Main Line Boulevard and Potomac Ave. in the Potomac Yard neighborhood of Alexandria. The Start/Finish line will be behind George Washington Middle School (enter via Mt. Vernon Ave.). It's a tree-lined course that should be sporting beautiful fall colors in late October!  


7:00am - 8:00am   Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration  
8:00am   1K Fun Run* Start   
8:30am   5K Start  
9:30am   Awards Ceremony 


Avoid the lines on Race Day morning and pick up your packet ahead of time! Onsite registration and packet pickup will be available at two times during Race Week:
Nov 16, from 330pm - 730pm at St. Rita School, 3801 Russell Rd, Alexandria (enter via rear parking lot) 
Nov 18, from 7am - 8am near the race start line


Before and after the race, check out the booths of our generous sponsors for information & giveaways. 


The St. Rita 5K is proud to reward top finishers with generous cash and gift cards from area restaurants and retailers. 

  • OPEN: Top 3 Male & Female Finishers --> Cash Prizes   
  • MASTERS: Top 3 Male & Female Finishers (age 40 or older) --> Cash Prizes & Gift Cards
  • AGE GROUPS: Top 2 Male & Female Finishers in each of the following age groups --> Gift Cards
    [15-19], [20-29], [30-39], [40-49], [50-59], [60-69], [70 and above]
  • YOUTH: Top 3 Male & Female Finishers in following age groups --> Medals 
    [ 8 and under], [9-10], [11-12], [13-14]


Free parking is available.
Starting Line is steps away from Braddock Rd. Metro station (Yellow/Blue line).  


*In order to keep the race running efficiently and on time, the 1K Fun Run will not use chip timing. Top finishers will still be recognized!
Strollers are welcome on the course.  


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Friend of St. Rita


Main Line Blvd., behind GW Middle School

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