Register for the 2019 PHILLIPS Programs for Children & Families 5k and Fun Run

Join the PHILLIPS Programs for Children & Families on Saturday, Oct 19 at Burke Lake Park for a 5k and family fun run! The 5k will begin at 8:00 am in the parking lot near Shelter A. The family fun run will take place about 9:00 am when the 5k is complete. 

PHILLIPS is a private, nonprofit organization serving over 500 children and their families in the Washington metropolitan area. For more than 50 years, we have helped children where others could not - to prepare to become independent, productive young adults.

Registration Fees
5k: $35 until online registration closes on Thursday, October 17 at 8:00 pm
Fun Run: $15 until online registration closes on Thursday, October 17 at 8:00 pm
Fun Run (under 5): Free. Will not receive a shirt

Registration during packet pick up and on race day will still be available for $40

Packet pick up will be held at the PR Store at Fairfax Corner on Friday, October 18 from 4-7 pm, and again on race morning on site, starting at 7:00 am. 

The first 100 race participants to register will receive a commemorative race shirt when registered by October 4. Shirts will not be guaranteed after this day. 

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers. There will also be awards for the best costume! 

Note: There is a fee to enter the park for non-residents if you enter after 8:00 am.

PHILLIPS mission is to serve the needs of individuals with emotional and behavioral health needs and their families through education, family support services, community education and advocacy.

PHILLIPS philosophy is that each child we serve is unique, and so is the combination of services we provide. Depending on the child's needs, as well as input from parents, educators, agencies or other involved parties, we offer: Special Education Day Schools, PHILLIPS Family Partners and PHILLIPS Career Partners, over 50% of our youth qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Our goal this year is to raise funds for PHILLIPS’ Culinary Arts program at our PHILLIPS
School ~ Annandale! 
For the past two years we have offered culinary arts to our youth at our Laurel campus and the outcomes have been outstanding! Students are engaged in experiential
learning, obtain skills necessary for authentic career pathways, and study to
earn Serve Safe certification.  Students share that the culinary class motivates them to attend school; they are learning how to prepare food the way restaurants do (with an eye towards safety
and cleanliness) and the class motivates them to want to give back to the

Why does this matter?  Career and Technical Education classes improve academic achievement, lower dropout rates, address workforce needs, increase earnings and employment outcomes,
improve the skills gap and strengthen local economies.

For more information on PHILLIPS Programs click here.



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.