Register for the 2017 BREAKAWAY 5k & Fun Run

Join us on October 15, 2017 @ 8am for the 3rd Annual BREAKAWAY 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run in McLean, VA!  Serving clients and the community for 16 years, BREAKAWAY Fitness promotes health and wellness for youth and adults of all fitness levels.  All proceeds from the race will benefit the non-profit organization “Life with Cancer” in support of the amazing services they provide to people and their families who are diagnosed with cancer.  Learning that you or a loved one has cancer is one of the most difficult challenges to face.  Life with Cancer provides information and support, all free of charge, to those impacted by this life changing experience.  

If you are a cancer patient or survivor and wish to have special recognition please check the box available during registration.

When:  Sunday, October 15, 2017  - 5K Start time: 8am & Fun Run Start time: 8:05 (approx.)

Where:  The race starts and finishes at 8405 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA.

See Course Map Here 

*Please note that for the safety of all runners there will be no dogs allowed on the course.

Battle of the Businesses:  Don’t forget to register under your corporation name (select team) if you wish to participate in the Battle of the Businesses.   Recognition will be provided to the corporation with most registered participants

Registration Fees for 5K:

Registrations through August 1st                   $30

Registrations through September 1st             $35

Registrations from September 2 through race day      $40 

*Online registrations will close on Thursday, October 12 at 8;00 pm  

5K SWAG:  T-shirts will be provided to participants registered by October 1st.   Unisex shirts available in Youth – medium, Youth – large, Adult –small, Adult – medium, Adult – large, Adult – X/L, Adult XX/L

Registration Fees for Fun Run:

Registrations through August 1st                   $15

Registrations through September 1                $20

Registrations from September 2 through race day      $25


Timing:  The 5K race will be timed by Commonwealth Race Management and will be electronically timed using the ChronoTrack B disposable tag system. Results will be available immediately after the race and will be posted on  Please note that the fun run will not be timed. 

Packet Pick up:  Packet pickup will be on Friday, October 13 from 12pm -3pm and Saturday, October 14 from 9am-12pm.  Race day registration & packet pick-up will also be available starting at 7:00am. Packet pick-up will be held at BREAKAWAY Fitness located at 1524 Springhill Road, Unit F, McLean, Va 22102 (around the backside of the warehouse building next door to green awning called Pitch Hit Run)

Awards:    Top overall male and female 5K finishers and the top 5K finishers in the following categories: 9 & under, 10-19, 20- 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & Over. Prizes will also be provided to top cancer patients & survivors.  Various prizes will be awarded after the race, so stick around following the race for the fun!

 Parking:   Parking is available in the parking garage at 8405 Greensboro Drive (tall building on the corner or Greensboro and Springhill). You can access our garage from Greesboro (turn into the building courtyard and then to the left for garage) or from Springhill Rd (turing onto Broad Street and entering the garage at the first entrance on left). Breakaway is on parking level 1 in STE-P110. 

Sponsorships & Donations:  All proceeds from the Breakaway Fitness 5k will benefit,  Life with Cancer and the Eric Monday Memorial Wrestling Foundation which fosters opportunities for young wrestlers who strive to develop their mind, body and spirit while raisinng up fellow participants. Please contact us at or (703) 944-4576 regarding sponsorship opportunities and benefits.  

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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.

I understand that there are no refunds or transfers.

I acknowledge that I am over the age of 18, or the legal guardian of the registrant under the age of 18.