Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers instead of miles and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for one 5K entry (up to a $40 value)
- $36 for two 5K entries (up to an $80 value)
The festival starts on Saturday, June 23, at Hudson Trail Outfitters with T-shirt distribution, fitness clinics, and a vendor expo from 1–6 p.m. The race will take place on Sunday, June 24, at Meadowbrook Park in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Racers can register during the expo, or the morning of the race at Meadowbrook Park between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. See more details here.
The Naked Foot 5K
The Naked Foot 5K celebrates fitness and community action by gathering runners to help people that do not have access to proper footwear. Children's 1K races, foot-painting stations, foot massages, and games fill the festival grounds, along with yoga clinics and booths promoting waste-reducing shoe designs. Runners are encouraged to donate a pair of new or gently used shoes, which will be distributed to individuals in disaster situations or impoverished areas by Soles4Souls. In addition to helping global community members, participants may take on the optional challenge of running barefoot to stay mindful of the importance of footwear.
Drenched 5K events soak participants in the name of good health, good fun, and raising money for local charities. Runners of all makes and models can skip monthly jogs through the neighborhood car wash to converge on 5-kilometer courses, which start out dry, but quickly become lively fetes fueled by H2O. Along the routes misters, sprinklers, and fire hoses activate as groups pass by. Spectators also do their worst, launching water balloons and spraying water weapons at runners from the sidelines. A final 75-foot water slide sends runners gliding across the finish line, where a festival stocked with refreshments, live entertainment, and other water-related activities greets them.