Nowadays, a 5K race has to offer more than just running, which explains all of today's newfangled color runs, glow runs, and run where you are chased by large birds. Get more from your cardio with this Groupon.
Choose between Two Options
- $19 for one entry to the Run N' Mate 5K (a $39 value)
- $36 for two entries to the Run N' Mate 5K (a $78 value)
Packet pick-up for the socially fueled Run N' Mate 5K takes place on Friday, July 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Buffalo Billiards, where runners can retrieve their packets, party with other runners, receive one complimentary drink, and take advantage of additional drink specials. At 9 a.m. the following morning, runners will meet at National Harbor for the actual race. The festivities conclude on Saturday night with a post-race party at The Park which includes cover until midnight and one drink.
Run N' Mate 5K
While the goal in a foot race is usually to outrun your opponents, the organizers of the Run N' Mate 5K hope to see participants sticking together. This is because their run focuses socialization over competition, encouraging participants to chat, mingle, and hopefully meet future running mates. By emphasizing the social element of running, they've create an event where runners can meet new friends with similar interests or glare at new frenemies wearing the same outfit. And to help break the ice, the run includes a Friday night pre-party, a Saturday night after-party, a digital photo booth, and more.
“I really appreciate how they handled the closing of National Harbor because of the water main work. They could have really screwed us but they simply pushed us all...”
“I really appreciate how they handled the closing of National Harbor because of the water main work. They could have really screwed us but they simply pushed us all back one race and still offered our free drink at the pre-party which is still going to happen. Thanks for not being stingy and managing that problem so well!”
Friday Packet Pick-up, Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036Get Directions
Saturday Morning Race Day, National Harbor
165 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland 20745Get Directions
Saturday Night Post-Race Party, The Park at 14th
920 14th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20005Get Directions