Participate in the 42nd Capitol Hill Classic

Capitol Hill Classic, 2018. Photo: Djenno Bacvic

The 42nd Capitol Hill Classic 10K, 3K and kids’ Fun Run takes place Sunday, May 21. The races all begin in front of Peabody Elementary, located on Stanton Park. The 10K begins at 8:30 a.m.; the 3K at its conclusion (likely around 10:30 a.m.), and the fun run once that race is done, projected to be around 11 a.m.

Registration in the 10K costs $45 through the start of race week, after which it will go up to $50. Registration in the 3K is $38 through the start of race week, when it goes up to $40. Fun run registration is always $12.

The three road race events directly benefit the Capitol Hill Cluster School, a DC Public School serving over 1,000 students from PreK through middle school at three campuses – Peabody (425 C St. NE), Watkins (420 12th St. NE) and Stuart Hobson Middle School (410 E St. NE).

All race proceeds go directly to support students, teachers and education at the Cluster School and help to bridge the gap between DCPS-allocated budget and the money needed to fund field trips, buy art supplies, support classroom projects, fund the school gardens, provide professional development for our teachers and fund teachers’ requests.

The Classic is DC’s oldest and largest 10K, and is the only race run exclusively on the streets of Capitol Hill. It’s also a true community event that is conducted with neighborhood support from participants, sponsors and volunteers. You are encouraged to sign up for a race, to volunteer, or come on out to support your friends and neighbors.

The 10K race route passes through Capitol Hill. Map: Capitol Hill Classic, via [click to enlarge]
Some streets around Capitol Hill will be closed for a few hours, largely on the morning of May 21. Organizers have worked to inform residents of the area. All cars must be moved from streets on the race route. Race course signage and no parking signs will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of the race. You can see a list of all street closures and approximate times here:

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Register for the race or sign up to volunteer!