The 7th Annual Fresh Start 5K is Going Virtual

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All Residents Deserve a Fresh Start

To prepare the District residents for 2021, Mayor Muriel
Bowser, through the DPR health and wellness initiative, #FITDC3, in partnership with AETNA is offering a series of new virtual events, that give residents FREE access to simplified fitness during these complicated times.The first event is the 7th Annual Fresh Start FITDC Virtual 5K on New Year’s Day! This year’s 5k run/walk event is going Virtual due to the District of Columbia’s Public Health Emergency.

Instead of gathering at one location, this year’s event will take place across all 8 Wards of the District as we encourage residents to run/walk individually or with your household members.

How Will it Work?

Sign up now, for free, through our online registration portal and make plans to run/walk 3.1 miles on New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2021 8:00am – 4:00pm (You can choose the time that is best for you or your family to run/walk.) When you register, share your contact information and the location where you plan to run/walk your 5K. On race day remember to take pictures/selfies and celebrate your run by tagging us @myfitdc on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and use the hashtag #FreshStart5K2021 to share your accomplishment with our neighbors and friends across all 8 Wards!

Track your time and you’ll be able to upload it to the registration site and compare it with your friends.

Need help finding routes near you?

Our registration page features six suggested routes that are 5K certified and open to the public on parkland and city streets. Digital maps are available for each.

Prefer running/walking on a track surface?

Select DPR and DCPS outdoor track locations will be open on race day. Come and go as you please while maintaining proper physical distancing from other runners.

What About the T-Shirts & Medals?

Residents that sign up will receive a free commemorative race day t-shirt and medal that will be made available for pickup in the days leading up to the Virtual 5K.

If you don’t get a t-shirt, try to represent the District on your run/walk with your favorite District t-shirt and remember to post on social media.

Click the button below to register today and start the new year on the right foot.

SIGN UP FOR A FRESH START

No matter where you run/walk on New Year’s Day, please
remember to wear a mask or face covering, even if you’re
outdoors, and practice social distancing so that everyone can enjoy their Fresh Start safely.