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Kenmore 5k Run & 2-Mile Walk

Sun June 11, 2023 Arlington, VA 22203 US


Bluemont Park (Small Entrance off Carlin Springs Road near Disc Golf Course)
5727 N. Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA US 22203


Join us, as we race towards summer in the Kenmore 5k/2 mile walk!

This race is open to the public. You do not need to have a student at Kenmore. 
All participants registered by May 24, 2023 will receive a race T-shirt. 
If you would like to volunteer at the event on Sunday, June 11th
please follow this link to our Sign Up Genius. 
Thank you!


* Air Quality Update 6/8/2023 @ 4:30 p.m.

Kenmore 5k/walk participants – We wanted to let you know we are monitoring the air quality conditions in our area. The forecast is for clearing air over the weekend.

The Kenmore PTSA has decided that if the air quality in Arlington at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 11th is red, purple, or maroon, we will, unfortunately, cancel the race. If the race is cancelled, an email will be sent to all participants no later than 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 11th. This decision is in line with Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreations recommendations.  If the air quality in Arlington is orange, yellow, or green, the 5k/walk will take place. An interactive map of Arlington's air quality can be found at Air Now If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds, as stated in the event waiver located at the bottom of the event website (

We urge participants to consider their own individual health circumstances and follow recommendations of their physicians regarding participation in outdoor activities during poor air quality situations.

Packet pickup is Friday, June 9th at Kenmore Middle School from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Participants should come to Door 1/Main Entrance with ID to pick up their race number and t-shirt. Participants who registered after the May 24th t-shirt ordering deadline will be picking up only their race numbers. If the race takes place, packets and numbers may also be picked up on race day starting at 8:00 am at Kenmore Middle School.

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this unusual situation.

Race Information

Come join us at the annual Kenmore Middle School Cougar 5K. Conquer our beautiful USATF certified 5K course in Bluemont Park that traverses the Four Mile Run and Washington and Old Dominion trails. This fast, mostly flat route will give you a great workout in one of Arlington's most beautiful parks. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2023. USATF Certified 5k course.

Not much of a runner? Choose to do our 2 - mile walk instead!

All participants registered by May 24, 2023 will receive a race T-shirt. 

Kenmore Middle School, located in south Arlington, is an arts and technology focus school powered by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Kenmore has a wonderfully diverse student body, with more than 50 percent of students belonging to racial minorities. Kenmore celebrates this cultural diversity, striving to be an inclusive school community where families are engaged and valued.

Race Registration

Register now by clicking Sign Up on the top right of this page. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for participants 5 – 18 years old. All registration fees for this race will support activities that directly benefit Kenmore Middle School students in Arlington, Virginia.

If you're Kenmore Faculty or Staff, the Cougar 5K and the 2-Mile Fun Walk are both free. Please e-mail Amanda at for details.

Race Packet Pick-Up 

Primary (preferred) packet pick up time: Kenmore Middle School on Friday, June 9th  from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Look for our table near the front entrance of the school. Alternative packet pick up: Race day from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at the registration table. 

Race Day Schedule

Parking for the race is available at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road.

A water bottle filling station will be provided by Arlington County at Kenmore.

7:30-8:30 a.m.: Registration table open for packet pick up and day of (if space allows) registration.

8:40 a.m.: Participants depart school for the starting line, located just past the small parking area off Carlin Springs Rd. in Bluemont Park. 

Note: This race starts at an entrance to Bluemont Park that is just off Carlin Springs Road near N. Kensington Street. Type 5727 N. Carlin Springs Road into your GPS, it will get you to the starting line. Look for a small parking area just off Carlin Springs Road. Race-day parking is located at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Runners and walkers can park at the school and walk less than five minutes down the hill to the starting line. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins.

9 a.m.: Runners start.

9:10 a.m.: Walkers start.

After completing the course, runners and walkers may return to Kenmore for the Finish Festival.

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Finish Festival at school with music and information from our sponsors. 







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In consideration of you accepting this entry, I, the participant, intending to be legally bound do hereby waive and forever release any and all rights and claims for damages or injuries that I may have against the Event Director,, and all of their agents assisting with the event, sponsors and their representatives, volunteers and employees for any and all injuries to me or my personal property. This release includes all injuries and/or damages suffered by me before, during or after the event. I recognize, intend and understand that this release is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees.

I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able to do so and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and course conditions, and waive any and all claims which I might have based on any of those and other risks typically found in running a road race. I acknowledge all such risks are known and understood by me. I agree to abide by all decisions of any race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I certify as a material condition to my being permitted to enter this race that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that a licensed Medical Doctor has verified my physical condition.

In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event I hereby authorize and give my consent to the Event Director to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic and/ or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to me including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment and hospitalization.

As it applies to my participation in this race, I agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: I also agree to abide by any COVID-19 distancing and other safety guidelines issued by the state, the community or by this race for my participation in this race.

Further, I grant permission to all the foregoing to use my name, voice and images of myself in any photographs, motion pictures, results, publications or any other print, videographic or electronic recording of this event for legitimate purposes.

This event follows the standard running industry policy: All entry fees are non-refundable. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control such as a natural disaster or emergency or as required to protect the safety of participants and staff. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. We reserve the right to change the details of the event without prior notice. I understand that my entry fee is nonrefundable and bib numbers are non transferable.

By submitting this entry, I acknowledge (or a parent or adult guardian for all children under 18 years) having read and agreed to the above release and waiver including the no refund policy.

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