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2024 Bands on the Run 5K

Register for the 2024 Bands on the Run 5K

Join the band directors from Langley HS and Cooper MS, students, families, and the community on Sunday, April 21 for our annual Bands on the Run 5k, starting at 8:00 a.m. Run the race like a pro or walk the course with a friend! The race begins at Langley High School (6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA  22101), winds through the neighboring community of Langley Oaks, and finishes back up at the high school.

This annual 5K is a fundraiser and a community-building event in support of the award-winning band programs at Cooper Middle School & Langley High School. Funds raised through this event benefit both fast-growing programs, providing such things as:

  •   Professional sectional teachers
  •   Guest clinicians
  •   The repair and replacement of instruments, equipment and uniforms and
  •   Scholarship funds for students in need to participate in band events

We greatly appreciate the generosity of the local community to help us provide an exceptional music education experience for our area students. Your support increases community awareness and enriches the music education of our band students. 

Registration Fees:
Note that online registration closes on Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Through February 2: 6-18 - $30/adults - $35
February 3 - March 29:  6-18 - $35/adults - $40
March 30 - April 21: 6-18 - $40/adults - $45
5 & Under: FREE

Registrants will receive a cotton race t-shirt. 
T-shirt sizes are guaranteed for all participants registered by March 29. Participants who register after March 29, will receive a t-shirt on a first come, first served basis until our supply runs out.

Start Time: 
All 5K runners will begin the course at 8:00 am. Walkers and families will start once the runners have all cleared the starting line. The event will take place rain or shine. This race is stroller friendly. *Please note that because the race starts & ends on FCPS property, no animals are permitted per county policy.

Packet Pick-up and Late Registration: 
Packet pick-up will be available on Saturday April 20 from 10:00 pm– 2:00 pm at Langley HS (door 14). Packet pick-up and walk-in registration will be held on race day, Sunday April 21 from 7:15 am to 7:45 am in the Langley High School parking lot. Participants can register on the day of the event at the at the packet pick up. 

Race Day Event Timeline: 

  •        7:15 am - Race-day registration & packet pick-up opens
  •        7:45 am - Warm up
  •        8:00 am - 5K Run and Walk 

After the race, stay and enjoy live DJ music, post-race snacks, take a picture at our photo op and visit our sponsor booths.

The Race Course
Click here for the race course. The 5K course is a lovely "out and back" route through the tree-lined residential neighborhood located adjacent to and west of Langley High School.  

The Fine Print 

  •        Race timing/scoring is from Potomac River Running/PR Races
  •        Parking is toward the back of the LHS parking lot (follow signs on race day).
  •        Weather policy -- we'll run, walk and stroll regardless of the weather (no refunds). See you on April 21!

Thank you for supporting Langley High School and Cooper Middle School band programs. 

For more information please visit the Bands on the Run Website