Red Shoe 5k

Be a superhero to families with sick kids!

The Red Shoe 5k has been postponed until fall 2020.

After much thought and consideration, we decided to postpone the 10th Annual Red Shoe 5k Run & Walk until a time when we can produce a safe event for our community to come together.  We look forward to raising our feet together at the 5k this fall!

This fall, please join us in raising our feet to raise hope for families!

Originally called “Kaps for Kids,” more than 20 years ago this event began as a walk hosted by an alumni family. Then, 10 years ago, a running component was added and the Red Shoe 5k became our signature event. It has continued to grow ever since!

While there have been different names and different locations, it always has the same goal at its heart – to give our community a way to come together, show support for, and make a positive impact on the families served by RMHCDC. Help make the 10th anniversary the biggest and best year yet!

Register, create a fundraising page, or sponsor. There is something for everyone at the Red Shoe 5k!

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020

2020 Registration Pricing:
No refunds, all registrations are final. Transfers allowed until October 1st.

$25 Kid’s Fun Run (8 and under)
$25 Student Registration
$35 5k Registration
$45 5k Registration Day of October 4th
$35 Red Shoe Snoozer (if you’d like to pick up your t-shirt, but you can’t participate in the 5k)

Discounts: Register as a team of 10 or more and save 15%. Student pricing requires discount code. Contact Hillary Hughes at  or (202) 424-2704 for discounts.

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM – Early Registration/Packet pick-up. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registrants.
8:45 AM – Kid’s Fun Run
8:55 AM – Warm up
9:00 AM – Race begins
10:15 AM – Awards ceremony

Packet Pick-Up:

Stay tuned for news about fun ways to celebrate our 10th anniversary!


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Interested in joining us as a sponsor? Check out our Sponsor Benefits or contact Hillary Hughes at for more information.

Title Sponsor


Miracle Sponsor


Faith Sponsors


Hope Sponsors


Love Sponsors


Family Sponsor

Hogan Lovells US LLP


Vendors and Table Sponsors

Orangetheory Fitness Centreville

Kona Ice

About the Red Shoe 5k:

Competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers are welcome to this mostly flat, scenic, paved course. All registrants will receive a t-shirt and Kid’s Fun Run participants will also receive a souvenir medal. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registrants. Strollers are welcome. Children should always be supervised by parent or guardian.

NEW THIS YEAR: “SHOW YOUR STRIPES” – Fundraise or donate $100* to receive RMHC Striped Socks! Wear your socks at the 5k to “Show Your Stripes!” Create your fundraising page today! *One pair per fundraiser. Socks can be purchased outright for $100.