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Register for 2018 Race4Respect

2018 is the DC Race4Respect™ FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! 
Saturday, June 2, 2018
 is the only 5K and 1K Kids Dash in the nation’s capital dedicated to Down Syndrome Awareness.  The 5K is a UASTF timed race on the most coveted course in Washington, DC. Enjoy an inspiring atmosphere with fantastic views of the White House, The Capitol, Washington Monument among many other DC treasures. Strollers, wheel chairs and walkers are welcome; Race4Respect™ is a family friendly event!  Check out the course map HERE.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 (immediately following race)
Devenio, Inc. is please to announce that we are welcoming Cristina, Elena, Megan, Rachel, Sean and Steven from A&E's Emmy Award Winning Reality Show, Born This Wayto the 2018 Race4Respect™!  The six cast members will be celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness with us on Pennsylvania Ave. for our 5 Year Anniversary celebration on June 2nd!  

In addition, we will offer a celebratory brunch with the cast members immediately following the race at Elephant & Castle (directly behind the finish line).  Tickets can be purchased to sit on the patio with the cast, all funds directly support the R4R special education grants!  

Each winning ticket package includes: brunch plus two (2) drink tickets and a R4R intention bracelet...not to mention individual photo opportunities with the 
Born This Way cast members!! 

Pack Pick Up: 

  • Thurs. 5/31 3-7pm @ Sweetbay Yoga (5456 Westbard Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816)

  • Fri. 6/1  12-5pm @ Potomac River Running Store in DC (919 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004)

  • Sat. 6/2 7-8:30am
    Onsite at race. 
    *This will close promptly at 8:30pm to ensure race starts on time!

Race Day Schedule of Activities

8:00am - Down Syndrome Awareness Photo
8:15 am
 – Celebration begins
8:30 am - ON SITE registration closes. No exceptions
8:45 am - Pre-race warm up
8:55 am - Call to starting line
8:57 am - National Anthem
9:00 am - 5K Race begins
9:45 am - 1K Kids Dash Begins
10:00 am - Awards
10:10 am - Final Remarks
10:30am - Brunch Begins
10: 50 am - All runners moved to sidewalks
11: 00 am - All runners must be OFF race course. Streets are re-opened.

1:30 pm - Brunch Ends 

Be a part of the Born This Way in DC no matter where you live! People from ACROSS THE COUNTRY will be running in honor of their connection to Down syndrome with family, friends, co-workers, classmates or even solo as part of the 2018 Race4Respect™!

  • Virtual runners will receive a race t-shirt, medal and bib!  
  • Virtual Regsitrants are guaranteed delivery by June 2nd if registered by 5/20/2018!
  • If registered after May 20, an attempt will be made to mail bibs, shirt and medal to you prior to June 2, but it can no longer be guaranteed. 


R4R TeamUp School Challenge:
Race4Respect™ is committed to serving individuals with Down syndrome by supporting their entire community.  The TeamUp School Challenge awards special education grants to school teams.  In 2017, R4R awarded three grants to schools who have implemented programs and services to support individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities within their schools to achieve a more inclusive environment. 

  • Click HERE to Submit Application. (Winning teams are required to have at least 21 5K runners on their team to receive a special education grant prize)

  • Click HERE to read requirements and guidelines.

Click here to sign up to volunteer!

Special 5th Anniversary shirt for sale! 

(available for purchase in registration or on Race4Respect™ Store.)

Fundraising Progress
$57,970.00 Raised