Red Shoe 5k

Be a superhero to families with sick kids!

Registration for the 10th Annual Red Shoe 5k is open!

Please join us in raising our feet to raise hope for families!
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Early Registration: 7:00 AM
Race Start: 9:00 AM
Parking: Free parking by starting/finish line
Course: Mostly paved, flat, scenic course. Strollers are welcome. Free and easy parking.
Location: Bull Run Special Events Center, 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121

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 5k 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.

7:00 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:
Friday, May 15th: 11 AM – 7 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!

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. Help make the 10th anniversary the biggest and best year yet!

Join in by registering, fundraising, volunteering or sponsoring. Every little bit will help us reach our goal and gives families and children facing serious illness the comfort and support they need, when they need it most.

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.