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Hero Dogs 5K9

Sat May 18, 2024 Washington, DC 20003 US


Hero Dogs Memorial 5K Run

$30 8:00AM EDT Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Hero Dogs Memorial 1K Fun Run

$30 8:00AM EDT
250 spots left. Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Hero Dogs VIRTUAL Run/Walk

$30 Price increases after March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Puppy raisers and volunteers for Hero Dogs, Inc. are excited to present the 4th Annual Hero Dogs 5K9, our 2nd year with an IN-PERSON option this year hosted at Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC. We learned a lot from last year's event and are excited to be back and better than ever!

This year we are also offering registration for your furry 4-legged friends - Add-on Registration for Pups is $10 and includes a camo Hero Dogs Bandana! Please note: Only Hero Dogs will be permitted at the in-person event (service dogs, therapy dogs, skilled home companions and service dogs in training). Other dogs may register to receive the bandana giveaway but will not be allowed at Congressional.

Be sure to post your photos on Instagram and tag @HeroDogsInc and use the hashtag #HeroDogs5K9 to win some amazing prizes - Prizes will be awarded to the top event fundraiser, best race day photos (VIRTUAL), best race day outfit (IN-PERSON) and top male and female finishers in each age group - Under 18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50+.

Registration Deadlines as follows:

February 29th - Priority Registration Deadline ($30 price ends)

March 31st - Early Bird Registration Deadline ($35 price ends)

April 25th - Regular Registration with T-Shirt Guarantee ends ($40)






1801 E Street SE
Washington, DC US 20003

Race Day Schedule

Registration and Packet Pickup 6:45 am - 7:45 am

Race Start: 8:00 am

Awards immediately following race.

Course Map

Our 5K course is flat, fast, and USATF certified. Start and finish are within the cemetery, and the course goes out on the adjoining Anacostia Trail for a quick out and back. Water is available at the start/finish line and at a water stop around the halfway point of the 5k course.

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Top Overall (Male and Female)

Top Finisher (Male and Female) for each age group:

Under 18

Awards for best race day outfit and top event fundraiser!

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