Red Shoe 5k



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

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

Thank you for being a superhero to families with sick kids! 

Check out the Red Shoe 5k race results at:  See your 5k pictures at:

Since beginning more than 20 years ago, this event has had different names and different locations, but always 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.

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.

Your support is making it possible to expand our Ronald McDonald Houses. The first phase of this expansion project, starting at the end of 2019, 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:

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!

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!

You can still make a donation or continue your fundraising and help us reach our fundraising goal! Click here to make a donation to the Red Shoe 5k.

Bull Run Special Events Center, Centreville, VA 20121

About the Red Shoe 5k: 

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. Prizes will be given to the top three overall finishers (M/F) and the top two (M/F) in each of the following age groups: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, The Largest Team, Most Funds Raised by a Team, and Most Funds Raised by an Individual.

Mixed gravel and pavement course. Strollers are welcome, but course may not be suitable for the average stroller.

Children should always be supervised by parent or guardian. Dogs on leashes are welcome and free.

2019 Registration Pricing:

  • $25 Kid’s Fun Run (8 and under)
  • $25 Student Registration
  • $40 5k Registration Day of May 19th

Discounts: Register as a team* of 10 or more and save $5/person.


7:30 AM - Early Registration/Packet pick-up from 7:30-8:45 a.m. 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 17th: 10 AM - 2 PM at Ronald McDonald House, 3312 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
Saturday, May 18th: 10 AM - 2 PM at Sport & Health McLean, 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA 22101

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


Woodson High School Precisionettes

Caring Partners