An annual Kensington tradition since 1993, the Kensington 8K, 2 Mile Challenge and 1K Fun Run has something for everyone. The 8k is a challenging race combining long hills and flats. A great training run for the experienced runner, a touchstone event for the intermediate and weekly runner. The Kensington 8k has grown in size and stature over the years but continues to highlight Kensington's unique small-town feel. The 2 mile and 1k fun runs are non-competitive events that families and younger runners really enjoy. This year the proceeds will support three public schools: Kensington Parkwood Elementary, North Bethesda Middle School and Walter Johnson High School. The volunteer organizers are a blend of parents and supporters with ties to these wonderful public schools. We encourage all students, teachers, administrators and staff from these schools to come out on race day, join the fun and embrace the community spirit that is the Kensington 8k.
2-Mile Challenge: 7:45 a.m.
Wheelchair start of 8K Race: 8:25 a.m.
8K Race: 8:30 a.m.
1K Fun Run: 8:35 a.m.
The race course closes at 9:40 a.m.
Prior to Sept. 24, registration fees will be $20 for 8K, $12 for 2M and $10 for 1K. From Sept. 24 through race day, registration fees will be $26 for 8K, $15 for 2M and $12 for 1K. Family package available (includes 5 race t-shirts): $65 prior to Sept. 24, $75 from Sept. 26 through race day.
In Person Registration & Packet Pickup
In person registration and packet pick-up will be held in the Kensington Town Hall (see Directions) on Fri., Sept. 26 from 12 to 9 p.m. and on race day (Sept. 27) from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m.