Please note that online registration closes on Saturday, September 30th at 11:59pm. There is no race day registration on Sunday at the event. Packet pick-up is Saturday, September 30th at Pacers Running Store in Clarendon, VA from 10:30am-4:00pm. You are encouraged to pick up your bib and packet on Saturday. You can also pick up your bib and packet on the morning of the race. Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes early if you intend to pick up your bib and packet on Sunday at the event. The 10K run will start promptly at 8:00am.
Registration for the Boo! Run for Life 10K run is managed by RunWashington Timing using the ChronoTrack timing system.
You may register as a team by designating the team name in the text box provided. Teams may have an unlimited number of runners; however, for awards purposes only the first four runners will be scored (minimum of one male, one female in first four).
We cannot process registrations at the event due to National Park Service regulations.
Before September: REGISTER
|September 30||Packet pick-up:|
|10:30am||Pacers Running Store|
|4:00pm||3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA|
|October 1||Race Day:|
|6:30am||Race check-in begins (bag check available)|
|7:15am||Welcome address by race announcer|
|8:00am||10K run begins|
|8:05am||Tidal Basin walk begins|
|9:30am||10K run and Tidal Basin walk conclude|
|9:30am||Streets cleared. Roadways re-open|
The Boo! Run takes place in West Potomac Park in Washington, DC. The 10K run starts just south of the Lincoln Memorial on Ohio Dr. The course then crosses the Inlet Bridge on Ohio Dr and continues along the Potomac River to Hains Point in East Potomac Park. Runners continue around Hains Point and turn around in a parking lot.
The 2-mile walk also starts in West Potomac Park. After crossing the Inlet Bridge, walkers circle the Tidal Basin and return to the Finish Line via West Basin Dr SW.
Click here to view a map of the Start/Finish line.
The 10K course is USATF-certified (DC03003JS).
Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winners, as well as the individual winners in each age group. Overall winners will be scored on clock time, while age group winners will be scored using the ChronoTrack disposable D-tag system.
The top team will also be awarded a prize. Teams may have an unlimited number of runners; however, only the first four runners score (minimum of one male, one female in first four).
You can pick up your race packet on the morning of the event at the check-in area, or on Saturday, September 30th at Pacers Running Store in Clarendon, VA, from 10:30am-4:00pm. You are encouraged to pick up your bib and packet on Saturday. Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes early if you intend to pick up your bib and packet at the event. The 10K run will start promptly at 8:00am.
* Only participants in the 10K run will receive a ChronoTrack chip.
Race participants and spectators may park in lots A, B, and C under I-395. To enter these lots, cars must enter Ohio Dr via East Basin Dr on the far side of the Jefferson memorial. The officers at the intersection of Ohio Dr and East Basin Dr will direct cars towards the lots. However, between 7:50am and 9:30am no cars will be allowed in or out of these lots; drivers must wait until 9:30am when Ohio Dr reopens.
Alternatively, there may be street parking north of Constitution Avenue NW between 18th – 23rd Streets NW. From here, the Start/Finish line is a short walk south on 23rd street just past the Lincoln Memorial.
Or, there is a modest parking lot bordering the Tidal Basin off of Maine Ave SW near the intersection of Maine Ave SW and Independence Ave SW. From here, the Start/Finish line is a short walk on Independence Ave towards the Lincoln Memorial.
Or, look for side street parking south of Independence Ave SW between 14th – 12th Streets NW. From here, the Start/Finish line is a short walk on Independence Ave towards the Lincoln Memorial.
Or, please consider having a friend drop you off at Independence Ave SW & Ohio Dr SW before the run, and then ride Metro home. The closest metro stops to the event site are Smithsonian or Foggy Bottom/GWU on the orange and blue lines.
Please note, there is no parking on Ohio Drive in West Potomac Park in the vicinity of the Start/Finish line. There is also no parking along Independence Avenue at any time.
We recommend that all racers be prepared, to avoid injury and soreness. Below are links to some websites with 10K race training information.
If you are a trainer or gym and would like to sponsor the warm-ups and training section of the website, please contact us.