Registration FAQ

What is the registration fee?
New reduced fees for early 2018 registrants! Online Registration is $5 for children 5 and under, $35 for walkers and untimed runners and $40 for timed participants until Febrary 28, 2018. Effective March 1, fees return to $40 for walkers and untimed runners and $45 for timed participants through April 29, 2018. Participants who register at packet pickup and on Race Day will be charged $50. Registration fees for hildren 5 and under will remain at $5. 

What is the deadline for registration? 
Mail-in registrations must be received by April 20, 2018. Click here for mail-in registration formOnline registration closes on Sunday, April 29, 2018. In-person registration will also be available prior to the event and at packet pickup. Click here for the Late Registration form for Packet Pickup and Race Day.

I participated in the race last year and I'm having problems registering online for this year's Race. 
If you have participated in the past you are asked to sign in with your username and password before registering for this year’s Race. Please contact, for help with the registration process.

I want to register my children, but they don’t have email addresses. 
You can now register all members of your household, including other adults, all at once. When you get to the last stage of the registration process, you will be asked if you would like to register other members of your household. Select “yes,” and the registration process will continue without requiring additional email addresses. Family registration must be done at the time of initial registration.

What do I receive with my registration? 
All registrants receive a 100% cotton T-shirt and bib number. Timed registrants will receive a timing device. If you register prior to April 1, 2018, you will have the option to upgrade your race shirt to a Tech running shirt for an additional $10.

I want to bring my children. Do they need to register for the Race? 
We're a very family friendly event. Please bring your children. They need to register if they want the official Race T-shirt, a Race bib number, or to be timed. Children ages 5 and under may register for the reduced fee of $5 before April 29th.

What's involved in the Kids' Fun Run?
The Kids' Fun Run begins at 10:00am at the Race start line on Pennsylvania Avenue. It's a two-block up-and-back course for children 12 and under. Mascots from Washington-area sports teams will accompany the Fun Run! There is no registration fee. All participants receive a Fun Run race medal.

Can I get my race T-shirt/bib/timing device before Race day?
Yes. We encourage participants to get an early start by picking up their Race packets prior to Race Day. Doing so will avoid long lines on Race Day. Packet pick-up information is coming soon.

Can I register on Race day?
A: Yes. The fee on Race day will be $50. Registration will begin at 7 AM on Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. between 13th and 14th Streets, NW).

I signed up as an individual. Can I now join a team?
Yes. Please contact, and provide your full name and the team you would like to join. Your information will be adjusted accordingly.

Is my personal information secure?
Convio, the company that powers the Race for Hope - DC website, makes every effort to protect your personal contact and credit card information. They use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet.

How are credit card transactions handled?
Credit card information is not stored in our database. During the donation process, we send an individual's credit card information to an online processing terminal using a secure connection. The information passed back is an approval or denial for the credit card donation.

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