The Van Metre 5K Run was established in 1992 to benefit Children’s National Hospital. The event also includes a One Mile Fun Run/Walk inviting everyone from serious runners, occasional joggers and walkers of all skill levels to participate. To date the Van Metre 5K Run has raised over $2.75 million dollars in support of Children’s National.
Race day activities include an interactive warm up for the kids, arts and crafts and face painting. The post-race celebrations include cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female runners and additional prizes are presented to the top two male and female runners in every age group. There are a variety of other raffle and door prizes, including prizes for our social media contests! Refreshments and snacks are fresh fruit, granola, muffins, donuts, and cupcakes to a complimentary slice pizza for everyone in attendance.
The Van Metre 5K Run provides a USATF certified course and uses a Chrono Track race timing system with disposable D-tags. From corporate teams to families with strollers and dogs, there is something fun for everyone! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @VM5KRUN for additional race related updates such as tips on how to improve your 5K time, best stretching practices and a Spotify playlist to make your run even more exciting!
We are continually grateful for the generosity and support of our participants, sponsors, partners and volunteers who help make this such a special and successful event year after year.
DATE: April 30
TIME: 8:30 am
LOCATION: Broadlands Marketplace
43170 Southern Walk Plaza
Broadlands, VA 20148
5K Adult: $25
5K Youth (12 & Under): $15
3-Person Corporate Team: $100
4-Person Corporate Team: $115
1 Mile Adult: $20
1 Mile Youth (12 & Under): $10
For those who prefer to participate virtually, the registration fee is $30 for the 5K and $25 for the 1 mile, which includes the shipping fee. Virtual participants must be registered by Wednesday, April 27 at midnight.
REGISTRANTS will receive a commemorative race shirt and custom bib
PACKET PICK UP will be Friday, April 29, time and location to be announced.