Race weekend details and information
Everything you need to know about packet pickup and race day
Avoid long lines and pick up your race packet and bib the Friday before the race.
Friday, May 8th, 2020 from 10AM-6PM
Pacers Running in Clarendon, Virginia
3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201
- Pacers is located directly across from the Clarendon Metro station. Metered street parking is available in the area, but there is no dedicated store parking.
- YOU MUST HAVE A VALID ID FOR EACH PACKET YOU WANT TO PICK UP – if you are picking up for a whole team, photocopies are fine but an ID will be required for EVERY team member.
- The line will be longest right at 10AM, during lunch hour, and from 4:30-6PM — please plan accordingly! Packet pickup is staffed by volunteers who are doing their best to move the line along quickly, so your patience is appreciated.
- PACKET PICKUP WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 6PM.
- Packets not picked up on Friday will be available on-site on Saturday morning beginning at 7AM. Any packets not picked up by 8:45AM on the day of the 5K are forfeited.
- On-site registration will be available at packet pickup from 10AM to 6PM.
- Race day registration will be available from 7AM to 8:45AM.
The NPW5K course has been officially certified by USA Track and Field (USATF). You can view the race course here.
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.
Getting there via Metro:
- Use the Red Line and exit the Metro at the Judiciary Square stop
- Exit the Metro station toward F Street
- Proceed to the intersection of F Street & 4th Street
Getting there 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
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.
The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement heroes. As the largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP preserves the memories of 23,000+ fallen officers in its online memorial and reflection pages. ODMP also honors fallen K9 officers, provides free resources to law enforcement agencies, and works to keep cop killers behind bars through its No Parole program. The ODMP database tracks LODD statistics in the US back to 1791, enabling the law enforcement community to analyze trends and patterns in an effort to improve officer safety.