The Alumni Challenge 10K/5K Virtual Run

Sat November 21 - Sun November 22 National Harbor, MD 20745 US

Registration Questions

  • Can I defer my registration?
    • Yes, you may defer your race registration for a fee of $15.  This deferment is good for one year.  To defer, sign into and click on the Manage Registration link and navigate to the Defer Registration tab.
  • How do you handle registration transfers?
    • You can transfer your race to another runner within the same event (i.e. 5K to a 5K). Please send an email to if you would like to transfer your registration. 
  • What is your refund policy?
    • Sorry, but we do NOT allow refunds for this race.
  • Can I register more than one person at the same time?
    • Yes, when you get to the payment screen during registration, there is a button at the bottom that says 'ADD ANOTHER REGISTRANT'.  Click that and start your next registration.  You can pay for all registrations at once.

Event Questions

  • When do I pick up my race premium?
    • You will pickup your race premium AFTER the race at the post-race tailgate party.
  • Will I receive a finisher's medal?
    • Finisher medals will be given to runners who complete the 10K, 5K or Virtual Run.
  • Are there water stops on course?
    • Yes, there will be 3 water stations on the 10K course and 1 water station on the 5K course with water and Gatorade or nuun product.
  • Where do I get my bib before the race?
    • You can pick up your bib on race day before the race starts at National Harbor.  We may also have a satellite pickup location the week of the race.
  • Do you mail out bibs prior to the race?
    • Sorry, but we do not mail out bibs.
  • What is not allowed on course during the run?
    • The following items are NOT allowed on the race course:
      • Scooters
      • Roller skates/blades
      • Skateboards
      • Pets/Animals
      • Motorized vehicles
  • Can I run with headphones or my cell phone?
    • Yes, these items are permitted on the race course.
  • Are age groups awards available?
    • We will award the Top 3 Overall Male & Female finishers of the Individual 10K and 5K. 
  • Will the event be timed?
    • Yes, the 10K and 5K will be officially timed by Pacers Timing and results will be posted on this website.  The 1 Mile Walk is an untimed event.

Fundraising Questions

  • What organization am I fundraising for?
    • The Alumni Challenge beneficiary is The V Foundation for Cancer Research.  Individual and team runners will be encouraged to fundraise for the foundation.  100% of runner-raised money will go directly to the V Foundation.  The Alumni Challenge will also donate a percentage of proceeds to the foundation.  
  • Do I need to fundraise?
    • Fundraising is NOT mandatory but it its highly encouraged.
  • How to do I get people to donate to me or the event?
    • Once you register you will create a individual or team fundraising page with a personal link.  You can send that link out to your family, friends and contacts to ask for a donation.  Donors will donate directly to your site online and you do not have to collect any money from people.  Donors can lookup fundraisers here.
  • Are there any incentives to fundraise?
    • Yes, we are working with our partners to create some truly memorable experiences for our fundraisers.  You will be able to earn incentives based on your fundraising level.

Travel/Parking Questions

  • Where do I park at National Harbor?
    • National Harbor has various street parking and garages available.  Plenty are close to the Southpointe area where our race is held.  National Harbor does charge a fee for parking. 
  • How do I get there?
    • Directions to National Harbor can be found on the Travel page of this site.
  • Are there places to stay nearby?
    • Absolutely!  National Harbor has many hotel properties on-site.  You can see them and book directly here


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