Register for the 12th Annual We've Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health


Be Part of the Nation's Largest Day of Recognition for Spinal Patients!

Attend, Run, walk or give back to raise awareness for innovations in spinal health care! 

Join the nation’s largest 5K event to celebrate healthy spines and benefit those suffering with neck & back pain. The We’ve Got Your Back Race consists of a timed 5K race, a 1 mile family-friendly fun run/walk, and Wellness Fair. This year SRF will host it’s 12th Annual event to raise awareness and critical funds to advance innovations in spinal health care. All Spinal Champions, those that have overcome their neck or back pain, will be treated to a VIP experience to celebrate their accomplishments. All are welcome to join us!  

The Spinal Research Foundation’s 12th Annual We’ve Got Your Back event will be hosted in Reston Station.  

All Youth "Become a S.T.A.R.!" Participants aged 5-18 years, are designated S.T.A.R. Youth Ambassadors!

    Live entertainment
    Pre-race trainer led warm-up
    VIP treatment for Spinal Champions
    12th Annual Signature We’ve Got Your Back T-shirt*
    FREE post race massages - VTFC
    S.T.A.R. Youth Ambassador SpineFest
    Visit the Wellness Fair Vendor Booths for free demos, interactive stations, and more
    Great prizes and awards
    Fun for the whole family 

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

     7-7:50 am: Onsite Registration, Packet Pickup, and Wellness Fair Opens
     7:50 am: Welcome & Pre-Run Warm-Up
     8 am: 5K Begins
     8:45 am: 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Begins
     9:30 - 11 am: Awards ceremony,  Post-race Celebration and Wellness Fair 

Early Packet Pickup: Friday, May 17 from 11 am-5 pm at THE Spinal Research Foundation / Virginia Spine Institute Office Building  (11800 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston) 

*Pre-registration on or before April 26, 2019 guarantees a shirt and medal*                                     


Until April 1st

Through May 14

Onsite May 17 & 19





1 M Fun Run/Walk*




Youth (5-17)




(4 and under are free, but not eligible for a race bib or shirt)

The fastest overall man and woman will receive:
1st place: $150
2nd place: $100
3rd place: $50
Plus, gift cards will be awarded to the top finisher in each age category.   


    SPINAL CHAMPIONS: Have you overcome neck or back pain through non-surgical or surgical treatment? If yes, join us on this day for special recognition. Register as a Spinal Champion to receive special treatment and goodies. 

     BECOME A TEAM CAPTAIN! Get your friends, coworkers, neighbors, teammates, or classmates for some friendly competition and a great cause! Enter your team in the online registration process, which will allow all team members to select this team name from the drop down menu. A prize will be awarded to the largest corporate team! 

    Become a S.T.A.R. Teen of the Year!     
Any teen (13-18) who brings a team of 10, or raises $250 or more, become a Teen of the Year. Younger S.T.A.R. participants (5-12) can win school of the year with the highest number of registrants

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TAKE ACTION & GIVE BACK! Support Research, Education and Patient Advocacy. All proceeds and donations go directly to the Spinal Research Foundation’s mission to improve spinal health and patient outcomes through research, education, and patient advocacy. You can help bridge the gaps in access to and utilization of affordable, high-quality health care. SPINERF.ORG

A special Thank You to our presenting sponsor: Virginia Spine Institute



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.