10TH ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK - HBCUs Run the District

10TH ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK - HBCUs Run the District

Jun 24, 2023

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Event Details


On June 24, 2023, join the Washington DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc. for our 10th Annual Hybrid 5K Run/Walk and Community Day at the St. James Sports, Health, Fitness, and Entertainment Complex or virtually at any location!


If you chose the virtual option, the 5K run/walk can be held from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on a road, a trail, a treadmill at the gym, or on a track. You can run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.


If you choose to join us in-person for a fun 5K in Springfield, VA, this is a great opportunity for a morning run with fellow HBCU alumni and friends. There is plenty parking at the facility and overflow parking is available in adjacent areas.

Race Details - Please Read Before Completing Your Registration


Virtual registrations include a commemorative medal and shirt. Virtual registration cannot be transferred to an in-person registration.

In-person registrations include a commemorative medal, shirt, and a race bib. Timed bibs will be given to adult runners only. Walkers and children will receive untimed bibs.



Child Registration: must be 12 or younger by the day of the event

Adult Registration: 13 or older by the day of the event

Packet Pickup and Race Swag announcements coming soon!


While participating in events held or sponsored by the Washington DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc., (DCHBCUAA), consistent with CDC guidelines, participants are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, “social distancing”, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, DCHBCUAA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, DCHBCUAA cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

By participating in this event, I acknowledge and understand the following:

  • Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist;
  • I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID- 19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties; and
  • I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm, and loss associated with the activity, including any injury, harm, and loss caused by negligence, fault, or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.

All Race Registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE

Alumni Row and Vendors Opportunities

  • ALUMNI ROW – This is the place for HBCU alumni, family, friends, and supporters to socialize and become reacquainted. HBCU Alumni chapters will have tables set up to provide information about each of the respective colleges and universities they represent; this is also an opportunity to meet other HBCU alumni in the Washington, DC Area. DCHBCUAA member chapters may reserve a table or marketing space in alumni row. The deadline to submit your reservation is June 9, 2023. For more information, and to complete the form click HERE.

  • VENDORS - Vendors will be available and open for business to all attendees. The vendor application is now open. For more information or to sign up, click HERE. The deadline to submit and application for review is June 9, 2023. Approved vendors will be notified by June 12, 2023.


Sign-Up information for Alumni Row, Vendors,

and Greek Giveback is now available.


Safety of our participants is our top priority. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the Race Directors, in communication with the local law enforcement and the City, may delay the event or cancel the Run/Walk.

The event may be delayed or canceled due to a Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, Heavy Rain, or any extreme weather condition. Light to moderate rain is not considered an Adverse Weather Condition.

If the event is cancelled more than 12 hours before race start time, we will notify participants via the race website, email, and social media. If the event is cancelled less than 12 hours before the race start time, we will notify participants via the race website and social media. Participants will be notified via email where they can pick up their race packets if they have not already done so.

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10TH ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK - HBCUs Run the District

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