Kensington 8K Results

The 8K Race (PDF) 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 on-site!

The 1K Fun Run (PDF) 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 on-site!

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

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

Register on-site Friday 12-9pm or Saturday 7-8:15am in Kensington Town Hall

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.

Male: 25:27 (Joseph Gray, 2009)

Female 28:14 (Naoko Ishibe, 2002)

USATF-certified MD16004JS 

Run the 2 Mile

Run the 1K

Strollers & Pets


Run the 8K

8K Records


The 2 Mile Challenge(PDF) 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 back to Old Town to finish. Register on-site!