Register for 2021 Van Metre 5K Run

The Van Metre 5K Run was established in 1992 to benefit Children’s National Health System. The event also includes a One Mile Fun Run/Walk inviting everyone from serious runners, occasional joggers and walkers of all skill levels to participate. To date the Van Metre 5K Run has raised over $2.6 million dollars in support of Children’s National.

Virtual race activities will include tips on how to improve your 5K time, best stretching practices and a Spotify playlist to make your run even more exciting! There will also be an interactive warm up video for the kids. All of this will be posted on our website The post-race celebrations will include prizes for the social media contests which include posting and sharing pictures and videos throughout the next few months. There are also a variety of other raffle prizes for adults and kids alike!

We are continually grateful for the generosity and support of our participants, sponsors, partners and volunteers who help make this such a special and successful fundraiser year after year.


DATE: June 1 through June 15
TIME: Any time you want
LOCATION: Any where you want!

5K Adult: $25
5K Youth (12 & Under): $15
3-Person Corporate Team: $100
4-Person Corporate Team: $115
1 Mile Adult: $20
1 Mile Youth (12 & Under): $10

REGISTRANTS will receive a commemorative race shirt and custom bib 
All items will be shipped, starting mid May.  

AWARDS: There will be some fun awards and the door prizes will be raffled off and mailed to the winners.