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RACE DAY DETAILS

The NPW5K course has been officially certified by USA Track & Field (USATF).

Getting There

This year’s starting line will be at 450 F St NW Washington, DC 20001, right by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. There will be no on-site parking for the event. We recommend using Metro.

Via Metro:

  1. Use the Red Line and exit the Metro at the Judiciary Square stop
  2. Exit the Metro station toward F Street
  3. Proceed to the intersection of F Street & 4th Street

Via automobile:

Public Parking Garages (approximately three blocks west of 5K staging area) are located on 6th Street, NW, between G Street, NW and H Street, NW – these parking lots are NOT FREE.

Race Day Schedule

Onsite registration begins at 7:00am, any packets not picked up by 8:45am will be forfeited. The race begins at 9:00am sharp. All participants must clear the race course by 10:00am. Our awards presentation is planned for 10:30am

Team Competition

Run with family and friends and make this event even more meaningful!

During the registration process, you can create a team or join an existing team. Team finish times are tracked and prizes are available.

Here are the rules:

  • Only one team manager should be listed per team.
  • An individual can only be listed on one team.
  • Teams must have a minimum of three athletes.
  • The lowest average time will determine the team placings.
  • Teams finishing with fewer than three registered athletes will not be scored.

Packet Pickup

We highly recommend you pick up your race bib and packet the day before the 5K, Friday, May 8th at Pacers in Clarendon, VA in order to avoid long lines on the morning of the race. You must have an ID for each packet you want to pick up.

Volunteers

Can’t run on race day but still want to be involved? Register as a volunteer and pay tribute to fallen heroes by helping make this event a success – the NPW5K runs on volunteers!

FAQs

Are strollers permitted?

Yes, strollers are welcome. We do ask that if you plan on pushing a stroller you start towards the rear of the crowd at the starting line to avoid being in the way of faster runners.

Can I walk?

Absolutely! The National Police Week 5K is open to both runners and walkers.

Can children participate?

Yes. We encourage you to bring your children. Children who can complete the course on their own must register. You do not need to register children in strollers. There will be special medals for all children who participate.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome provided you follow all District of Columbia laws pertaining to animals (ie, leash laws and waste disposal). If you would like your dog to have a memorial bib, you must pay the regular registration fee.

Is there a shorter course?

There is not an “official” shorter course. However, if you do not believe you will be able to finish the entire 5K in less than 45 minutes you may may inquire about alternate shorter courses. You can view the course map here.

Is there a time limit?

Due to street closure time limits, we ask that if you can’t complete the course in 45 minutes or less that you use the “unofficial” shorter course (refer to the previous question).

Is there a bag check?

Yes, there is a bag check adjacent to the race day packet pickup tables. The National Police Week 5K cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items from the bag check.

If you have a question that is not answered below please email us at 5K@odmp.org

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