Red Shoe 5k

Registration for the 10th Annual Red Shoe 5k coming in early 2020!

Thank you for raising your feet to raise hope for families!


768 pairs of feet (and dozens of paws) walked and ran, but we raised a lot more than just feet this year!  Thanks to our generous sponsors, fundraisers, donors, participants, and vendors, as of today we raised over $97,000 to help families in need at the 9th Annual Red Shoe 5k Run & Walk!

Other important numbers:
Estimated media reach: 155,739
Estimated publicity value: $1,440
Impressions across social platforms: 42.5K

Visit and our Facebook page for more photos from the Red Shoe 5k. We encourage you to tag yourself in photos and share with friends!

You are a superhero to families with sick kids!

Thank you for being a special part of this race day, a friend to RMHCDC, and for making a difference in the lives of families in need. On behalf of the families and children served by RMHCDC, we thank you for every dollar given, every hour volunteered, every foot raised, and each ounce of love shared.

Since last year’s 5k, we’ve been able to provide more than 16,088 nights and visits to our Ronald McDonald HousesRonald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles. Thank you to everyone who made the Red Shoe 5k possible – the participants, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and Red Shoe 5k committee, who raised their feet to raise hope for families… and raised the bar while they were at it! The Red Shoe 5k was successful thanks to all of your hard work and support!

Your support is making it possible to expand our Ronald McDonald Houses. The first phase of this expansion project, starting in 2020, will add rooms to both Houses, addressing the needs of an increasing number of families with sick children seeking treatment in area hospitals. As we make way for more families, support like what you showed for the Red Shoe 5k is more important and more needed than ever!


Congratulations to all of the participants of the Red Shoe 5k! We are excited to recognize some of the award winners from this year’s race:

  • Largest Team: Team Welburn
  • Highest Fundraising Team: Team Pivotal (Team Captain and Board Member, Meera Pillai)
  • Highest Individual Fundraiser: Emma Cole
  • Best Team T-shirt: Team Walking on Sunshine

Congratulations to our male/female 5k winners: Vincent Jeter and Funjung Wetmore. To see all of the Runner Results and Overall Winners, visit:

About the Red Shoe 5k:

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. Please join us for our 10th anniversary and biggest year yet!

Competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers are welcome to this scenic 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. Mostly flat, scenic, paved course. Strollers are welcome. Children should always be supervised by parent or guardian.

2020 Registration Pricing:
No refunds, all registrations are final. Transfers allowed until May 13th.

  • $25 Kid’s Fun Run (8 and under)
  • $25 Student Registration
  • $35 Adult Registration
  • $45 5k Registration Day of May 17th
  • $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 Victoria Meyer at  or (571) 369-5204 for discounts.


7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Early Registration/Packet pick-up. Cash and checks preferred. Credit cards accepted.
8:45 AM – Kid’s Fun Run
8:50 AM – Warm up
9:00 AM – Race begins
10:15 AM – Awards ceremony

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, May 15th: 10 AM – 2 PM Location TBD
Saturday, May 16th: 10 AM – 2 PM Location TBD

Stay tuned to find out how to sign up as a volunteer and for news about fun activities and vendors we’ll have to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

The Red Shoe 5k at Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center

Please join us in raising our feet to raise hope for families on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center in Centreville, VA.

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Start time: 9:00 AM
Parking: Free parking by starting/finish line
Location: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121

Thank you to our 2019 Red Shoe 5k Sponsors:

Miracle Sponsors

Courage Sponsors

Faith Sponsors

Hope Sponsors

Love Sponsors

Family Sponsors

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
Northstrat Inc.
Pivotal Consulting Group
Thompson Creek Window Company


Kona Ice: 20% of sales donated back
Uncle Fred’s BBQ: 10% of sales donated back
Holy Crepes: 15% of sales donated back