Register for the 10th Annual We've Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health


Come out on Sunday, October 1: Rally your family, friends, and coworkers, to join the nation’s LARGEST 5K event to benefit those suffering with neck or back pain -- We’ve Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health. Jump on the bandwagon and participate in a 10 year tradition of celebrating healthy spines and Spinal Champions {those who have overcome their back or neck pain}. 

New this year! Event will take place in Reston’s newest hotspot destination at Reston Station.

Rise and shine with music and a block party atmosphere that welcomes people of all ages and skill levels.

10 Years. Bigger. Better Than Ever!

  • Spine-tingling post-race celebration
  • Live entertainment & dance party
  • Exclusive 10th edition We’ve Got Your Back tee
  • VIP Spinal Champion perks
  • Celebrity appearances
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Cash prizes and gift certificates
  • The best giveaways and much more! 

All proceeds from the We’ve Got Your Back national race series benefit the Spinal Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving spinal health and
patient outcomes through research, education, and advocacy.

Event Details:

**Join us at our NEW location – the Wiehle-Reston Metro Station Plaza (1904 Reston Metro Plaza, Reston, VA 20190)**

  • 7:30-8:30am: Packet pickup & festivities begin
  • 8:30am: 5k race/walk begins
  • 8:40am: 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins
  • 10:00 Awards ceremony & post race celebration

*Early Packet Pick-Up: Friday, September 29 at Virginia Spine Institute (11800 Sunrise Valley Drive, Floor 6, Reston, VA 20191)


  • 5k Race/Walk: $25 until August 15; $30 beginning August 16 – September 29; $35 during packet pick-up & race day
  • 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: $10 until September 29; $15 during packet pick-up & race day

**Kids under 12 interested in participating in the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk are FREE!** 

Are You a Spinal Champion? Register Accordingly!

A Spinal Champion is an individual that has overcome their neck or back pain through non-surgical or surgical treatments. Congrats -- the We’ve Got Your Back Race is in your honor! Please make sure you select 5k for Spinal Champions when registering for the race to receive your official Spinal Champion swag and VIP benefits {including post-race nourishment & massages!}. 

Grab Your Friends, Co-Workers, Classmates, Neighbors... and Form a Team!

The We’ve Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health is all about some friendly competition! Text everyone you know right now and create a team for your chance to win fun prizes! A team captain must enter the team name in the online registration process, which will then allow all team members to select this team name from the drop down menu. A prize will be awarded to the largest team!

Why Join Us On October 1st?

Apart from its festive charm, your participation in the We’ve Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health will help with the following:

  • Fundraising: registration fees directly benefit the Spinal Research Foundation in their efforts to improve spinal health and patient outcomes through research, education, and advocacy.
  • Generate awareness: spinal injuries and disorders have a widespread impact on the quality of life and livelihood of those that are affected.
  • Inspire and Empower: there is hope for those living in pain and those suffering from neck or back conditions can overcome their disability!  

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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.