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Celebrate Crystal City and enjoy getting fit for happy hour!

With a race taking place every Friday night in April, you should be able to fit at least one into your schedule!

Of course, if you sign up to run all four races in the series, you will save $$ on each race!!

The series package can be purchased through the second race of the series.





Already Registered? Confirm here.

The series default date of April 6 will appear on your confirmation email – check the details section to verify the actual race selection you’ve made.

Early Bird

 through Friday, 3/16

April 6 – $20 | April 13 – $20 |
April 20 – $20 | April 27 – $20 |

5k Series (4 Races)- $60



Regular Price

After March 16

April 6 – $25 | April 13 – $25 |
April 20 – $25 | April 27 – $25 |

5k Series (4 Races)- $75

Race History

The inaugural 5k Fridays race series took place in 2009. The event was extremely popular and proved to be a boon to area restaurants, with many runners staying in Crystal City following each race for dinner and socializing.

Crystal City 5k Fridays promotes active lifestyles while making economic sense for Crystal City restaurants and businesses. By attracting thousands of visitors annually to the neighborhood,  the local character of the community can be on full display.

Race Sponsors

Crystal City BID


The presenter of this event, the Crystal City Business Improvement District, is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents.

JBG Smith


JBG Smith commercial realty is the largest commercial real estate organization in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The company owns and manages multiple properties in Crystal City and is a leading sponsor of events to help promote the vitality of the community.

Race Partners - Drink Redemptions and a Free Shower!

Check back weekly for updates on additional partners!

Crystal City Sports Pub

A fixture in Crystal City since 1994, this unique bar has a spacious two floor layout. Visit after any of the 5k Fridays races to redeem a complimentary beverage ticket attached to your race bib.

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant

Fun and colorful to say the least, this locale is well known for karaoke and other live entertainment. Visit after any of the 5k Fridays races to redeem a complimentary beverage ticket attached to your race bib.

Highline RxR

Not Your Average Beer Bar, Highline RXR is Crystal City’s new social anchor — a fun comfortable bar and restaurant — serving 30+ draft beers, an innovative casual American menu, and lots of games for the fun!
On Crystal City 5K Friday nights –
Highline RXR will offer HIGHLINE PILSNER to CR5K Friday participants!!!



Our apologies, at last minute McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks rescinded their agreement to participate in our post-race beverage opportunity.  We sincerely regret that anyone running in the week #1 event might have been turned away disappointed at this unfortunate surprise.


A casual eatery serving trattoria style Italian fare, Kora Restaurant features Morou’s blend of contemporary Italian food with a modern elegance. Kora Restaurant is located just outside of Washington, DC in Crystal City for lunch and dinner. And don’t miss the special promotions.  50% OFF Entree-size Pastas for the entire series!  Just show your race bib for the dinner special!

Sport & Health- Crystal Park

Adjacent to the Start and Finish Line, Sport & Health is on board for runner restroom and  FREE shower access every week for the 5K Fridays. Just present your race bib and a valid ID (to be held while you are in the Club).  Bags only taken inside for showering please.

PIVOT Physical Therapy

Post-operative rehabilitation, acute or chronic pain, athletic injury rehab, or work-related injury recovery. Whatever your needs may be, our approach to physical therapy services is simple: personalized care with exceptional outcomes.
Thank you for providing services at the finish

Have a Question?

We have you covered. Head over to our FAQ section to find detailed information on all of our policies so you can be ready for race day.

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