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The DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K — a race of friendly competition, evening of community and celebration, and an Official Event of Capital Pride 2014 — returns this June.

When:     Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:00 pm

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Where:    Historic: Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street, SE, Washington, DC

The chip-timed 5K race, coinciding with the beginning of the Capital Pride weekend, will be managed by Pacers Events. It will be followed by a post-race Finish Festival brought to you by JR’s Bar, featuring a live DJ, entertainment, beer for race participants (must be 21 w/ ID; must retain your racing bib), and awards for the race’s top performers. All registered participants receive a tech race T-shirt.


Registration for the DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K is now open. The cost is $40 for general registration; $30 for participants under 21. Online registration closes Thursday, June 5, 11:59 pm. Register today! Already registered? Confirm Registration



Historic Congressional Cemetery

The race venue is on the grounds of the Historic Congressional Cemetery, near the Stadium-Armory Metro Station: view map. Learn about the cemetery’s connection to LGBT history and the Washington community: read DC Front Runners & Congressional Cemetery — Proud Partners written for the 2013 inaugural run.

We are proud to announce that a portion of funds raised go to support SMYAL and the TEAM DC Student-Athlete Scholarship fund.


Premier Sponsor
Finish Line Party
Elite Sponsors
Supporting Sponsors
Friends of the Run

Marcel Acosta


Across Counseling,

Anne C. Ross, LCSW


Larry Harte & Peter Ryan


SMYAL supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains and advocates for programs, policies and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.

Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship

This is a fund that provides up to $2,000 of financial support for college-bound, individual high school seniors from the Washington, DC, metropolitan area who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). The recipients are athletes who have made a significant contribution to their chosen sport and have enhanced the perception of the LGBT community. Team DC, the umbrella organization for gay sports groups in the DC area, is allocating our donation to a special “DC Front Runners Pride Run Scholarship” to be awarded in the fall of 2014.

Team Competition

Participants may choose to form a team, but you can only be on one team. Teams can be an unlimited number of participants but require at least four members to be ranked. Teams may be all male, all female, or coed. Select Create a Team if you are the Captain or Join an Existing Team if you are a teammate. Team captains may manage their team here. Team captains will need the password they created at the time of their registration to access their team info on this page.


Our volunteers are a key component in making our races a success! E-mail volunteer@dcfrontrunners.org to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and join in on the fun!

Packet Pick-up

Your race packet contains your bib with timing chip and a fabulous tech tee!


Pacers Logan Circle

1427 P Street NW, Washington, DC

Thursday, June 5, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday, June 6, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St. SE, Washington, DC

Friday, June 6, from 5:30 pm

Race Day

The race will be held rain or shine. It starts and finishes on the grounds of the Historic Congressional Cemetery. Race Start time is 7:00 pm.


Directions and Transportation

• The race is held at Historic Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street, SE, Washington, DC (entrance between 18th and 19th Streets, SE, near Potomac Ave.)

• The Start/Finish area is inside Congressional Cemetery near the Chapel.

• METRO: Take the Blue or Orange Line to Stadium-Armory. Exit and head south along 19th Street, SE, turning right at E Street, SE. The entrance to the cemetery is on your left at 18th Street, SE.

• Parking: On-street parking is available on surrounding streets.


Bag Drop

There is a bag drop for 5K runners & walkers located near the Start area. PLEASE NOTE: Bag check and claim areas are staffed by volunteers. The event is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Any items not picked up by the end of the event are taken to the Pacers Logan Circle store and may be retrieved there. Items left after seven days may be tossed or donated to charity.


Awards and Post-Race Party

Post-race food and refreshments will be available to all participants and volunteers at the post-race Finish Festival. Each race participant is eligible for 2 free beers (must be 21 with ID; must retain your racing bib) courtesy of our special partner JR’s Bar. Music provided by DJ Edward Daniels of Scorpio Entertainment. The party ends at 9:00 pm.

DC Front Runners is a running, walking and social club for gay people and friends in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 



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