The 8K Race is known for its community spirit and USATF-certified route, starting in historic Warner Circle, past Kensington Town Hall, and along Antique Row. After a flat, straight shot down Kensington Pkwy, you enter Rock Creek Park for a beautiful run on Beach Drive. But not too fast, as the infamous East Bex"hill" awaits, followed by a downhill sprint and return through Old Town.  Register Today!

Strollers & Pets


The 1K Fun Run is a family favorite.  The route starts at Noyes Library, circles Warner Mansion, and finishes in Old Town.  Run, walk, carry, cajole - however you finish, it's definitely fun for all.  Register Today!

Easy to register online  for yourself or your entire family. 

8K Race Fee: $30

2M Challenge Fee: $17
1K Fun Run Fee: $14

All fees plus processing, which cover administrative costs.

Everyone gets a t-shirt and water bottle, plus post-race food & drinks.  8K race is chip-timed.

Strollers are welcome in all three races.  However, we ask that you line up near the rear of the pack to avoid interfering with the paths of other runners.  Pets, on the other hand, are not welcome in the races.  Thanks for understanding.

Run the 1K

Kensington 8K 9.23.17


Run the 8K

8K Records

Top 3 Male & Female Finishers for all three events.  Cash Awards for 8K; Gift Cards for 2M and 1K. 

8K Race Additional Awards
for male and female finishers across multiple Age Groups (Top 3), for Master's (40+), and Kensington's Fastest Runners.

The 2 Mile Challenge is great for both runners and walkers. The route starts at Noyes Library, circles Warner Mansion, and down onto Kensington Pkwy.  A quick u-turn past Saul and it's back to Old Town for a fast finish.  Register Today!

Male: 25:27 (Joseph Gray, 2009)

Female 28:14 (Naoko Ishibe, 2002)

Run the 2 Mile