Register for the 11th Annual We've Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health


Join the nation’s largest 5K event to benefit those suffering from spinal conditions! The We’ve Got Your Back national race series consists of a timed 5K race, a 1 mile family-friendly run/walk, and a VIP Spinal Champion experience to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have overcome their neck or back pain.

The Spinal Research Foundation's 11th Annual We've Got Your Back event will be hosted in Reston's newest hotspot destination at Reston Station. Rise and shine with music and a block-party atmosphere including the most spine-tingling post-race celebration in town! 


  • Live entertainment & pre-race dance party
  • Coveted 11th edition We’ve Got Your Back tee
  • Free post race refreshments & celebration
  • VIP Spinal Champion medals, bibs, perks & more
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Post race massages
  • The best giveaways and much more!


Location: Wiehle-Reston Metro Station Plaza (1904 Reston Metro Plaza, Reston, VA)

  • 7:00-7:50am: Onsite Registration & Packet Pickup
  • 7:50am: Pre-race Warm Up & Announcements 
  • 8:00am: 5K Begins
  • 8:45am: 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Begins
  • 9:30am:  Awards ceremony & Post-race Celebration

Early Packet Pick-Up: Friday, September 21 from 11am-5pm at Virginia Spine Institute (11800 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston)

**Pre-registration on/before September 15th guarantees a shirt**

5K Race:

  • $25 until August 1st
  • $30 through September 20th
  • $35 during packet pick-up & race day
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk:
  • $15 until September 20th
  • $20 during packet pick-up & race day

(Online registration will close on Thursday, September 20th at 8 pm)

Are You a Spinal Champion? Get Recognized!

A Spinal Champion is an individual that has overcome their neck or back pain through non-surgical or surgical treatment. The We’ve Got Your Back celebration is in your honor! Be sure to select the Spinal Champion option when registering for the race to receive your official Spinal Champion tee and VIP benefits.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
Rally the troops (friends, coworkers, neighbors, sports teams, school friends, etc.) for some friendly competition. A team captain must enter the team name in the online registration process, which will then allow all team members to select this team name from the drop down menu. A prize will be awarded to the largest team! 

Why, ‘We’ve Got Your Back’?
Apart from its festive charm, your participation in the We’ve Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health benefits the Spinal Research Foundation's [a 501(c)(3) nonprofit] mission to improve spinal health and patient outcomes through research, education, and advocacy.



I know that running can be a hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running, including, but not limited to, falls, weather conditions including high heat and/or humidity, contact with other participants, the effects of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Potomac River Running, Inc., Potomac River Running Charitable and Educational Events Inc., Commonwealth Race Management, Inc., and all event partners, sponsors and volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this race even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose without compensation to me. For safety reasons, I agree not to officiate with any of the following: Wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets or headsets. I understand that there are no refunds should severe weather cancel the event. I further understand that this event may change date or location if required by local authorities. I agree that my email address will be added to the Potomac River Running and Commonwealth Race Management email list.

I understand that there are no refunds or transfers.

I acknowledge that I am over the age of 18, or the legal guardian of the registrant under the age of 18.