Register for the 2018 Survive the 5 - 5k

The ART of Driving
proudly presents


The ART of Driving is the award winning educational outreach program of the Ashley Renee Thompson Memorial Foundation. We provide educational awareness programs for teen drivers and parents. In addition,we offer an annual college scholarship to a deserving teen from our community. Vehicle crashes are not only the leading cause of death for our teen population, but is now the leading cause of death for all children over the age of 5! Our programs educate teens and parents on how to “Survive the 5” leading causes of teen vehicle crashes. We work to keep all children safe on our roads. We are a 501 (c)3 non­profit dedicated to saving lives.

Join us on Sunday, September 23 at Fairfax Corner. The 5k will begin at 8:00 am. 

Registration Fees:
$25 through July 22
$30 from July 23 through August 22
$35 from August 23 through race day. 
** online registration will close on Friday, September 21 at 8:00 pm. late registrations will be accepted during packet pick up and on race morning. 

Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome!

Packet Pick will be at the =PR= Store at Fairfax Corner on Saturday, September 22 from 12:00-4:00 pm, then starting at 7:00 am on Sunday, September 23 in the plaza. 

Registrants will receive a commemorative race tech shirt and swag bag. Be sure to register prior to September 1 to guarantee a shirt. 

Awards will be given to the overall top 2 male and female finishers, the overall top male and female 12 & under finishers, the top stroller finisher and top dog. 

The goal of the 4th Annual "Survive the 5" 5k is to raise $25,000! The proceeds from this event will allow us to continue our educational programs and annual college scholarship fund. 

Enjoy food and silent auction!

Please visit for more information and sponsorship opportunities.



Help us to increase awareness of this public health crisis and send another teen to college by sponsoring our 5K !

Share your products and services with hundreds of people through printed material, signage on the day of the race, t­shirts, online media, booths at the event and more! A fun day for the entire family!



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.