Clarendon Day Run
Pacers Running Stores is hosting the Clarendon Day Run (two races and a kids dash) on Saturday, Sept. 21, along with the Clarendon Day neighborhood street festival. Run around Clarendon and alongside Arlington National Cemetery during this popular local race. The Clarendon 5K at 8 a.m. and 10K at 9 a.m. will benefit the Wendy Martinez Legacy Project and No Kid Hungry Virginia.
Home Run for the Homeless
The second annual Home Run for the Homeless 5K is set for Saturday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. It starts at Bluemont Park Shelter, a few minutes from Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood, and will follow a trail to Falls Church, Virginia. Organized by Potomac River Running, the race benefits three local organizations that provide housing, employment and child-care services to homeless parents and their children in Northern Virginia.
Global Strides 5K
Join the Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) for its Global Strides 5K in the scenic Bluemont Park in Arlington. Enjoy the 5K Race and Children's Fun Run on Sunday, Oct.6, at 8 a.m. Dogs are welcome, too! All race proceeds benefit communities in rural eastern Uganda through AAH education and healthcare programs.
Book It For Books 5K
Sweat for education at the Book It For Books 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m. at Bluemont Park in Arlington. Put on by Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia (RIF of NOVA), the race aims to raise $25,000 to provide over 12,000 books for deserving children in the local area.
Celebrating its 35-year anniversary, the Army Ten-Miler takes place on Oct. 13 at the Pentagon in Arlington. The 10-mile race winds its way through Arlington to Washington, D.C., and the National Mall, and then back to Arlington. Attracting 35,000 runners from all over the world, the Army Ten-Miler has a variety of participants including military, civilians, wheelchair athletes and wounded-warrior athletes. The race weekend starts Oct. 11-12 with an expo at the D.C. Armory featuring more than 100 exhibitors. Runners fuel up for the race at the all-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner on Oct. 12 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, with attendance from the Army’s top brass and live entertainment from The U.S. Army Band Downrange. Sunday, Oct. 13, is race day with awards and live music after the run. The proceeds from the race support Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, which support readiness and resilience for soldiers and families.