Why the 8K?

Fun and Fast for 27 Years

For 27 years, the Kensington 8K Race has been a favorite DC area fall race - a fun, fast event with beauty, challenge, and excitement. Race in Kensington on Saturday, September 26, 2020!

Our Community Event

Known throughout the DC Area as a true community race - parents and kids cheering on each other and welcomed visitors running through our Town and Rock Creek Park.

Benefits Local Schools

Four local schools - Kensington Parkwood ES, North Bethesda MS, Silver Creek MS, and Walter Johnson HS - benefit from race proceeds.  More than raised $250,000 since 2009!