The Capitol Hill Classic is truly a classic, now in its 41st year. This race is an annual tradition for many local families. I have heard tales of neighbors who ran the Classic with their parents when they were kids, and now run it with their own kids. You can make it a family tradition too: Registration is now open for the 2020 race, to be held on Sunday, May 17.
The Classic includes a 10K, 3K and a Kids’ Fun Run. It’s a fundraiser for the Capitol Hill Cluster School, which is made up of Peabody (pre-K and K), Watkins Elementary (grades 1-5) and Stuart-Hobson Middle (grades 6-8).
All races begin and end at Peabody Primary School at Stanton Park, 425 C St NE. The 10K is a scenic route that takes runners to the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Folger Shakespeare Library, East Capitol Street, Lincoln Park, RFK Stadium and the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. The 3K is out to Lincoln Park and back. The Fun Run is a single lap around Stanton Park.
Parents can accompany their kids on the Fun Run. All Fun Run finishers receive medals.
Not a runner but want to get in on this neighborhood event? The Capitol Hill Classic needs volunteers to post signs, help with packets and set up and clean up. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.