Carpenter’s Shelter’s 6th Annual Run for Shelter
Join us on Sunday, November 20th for our 6th Annual Run for Shelter, 5K, 10K and Fun Run. You can race to end homelessness!
Registration & Packet Pick-Up:
Don’t miss out—register for the 6th annual Run for Shelter now!
Online registration for the 6th Run for Shelter is open until Thursday, November 17th at 11:59 p.m. You may also register onsite at 7 a.m. or during packet pick-up times, but we encourage early registration. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique event. Sign up today and take advantage of our discounted pricing.
|Early Bird Registration September 2 – September 30||General Registration October 1 – November 17|
*You may also purchase tickets on-site on November 20th at 7 a.m.REGISTER NOW
- Run for Shelter swag bag
- Fully stocked aid stations
- Prizes for top finishers
- Much more!
Packets will be available on Friday, November 18th from 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday, November 19th from 12:30-4:30pm at Carpenter’s Shelter (930 N. Henry St.). You can also pick up your packet the morning of the race starting at 7:00am inside the USPTO Madison Building (600 Dulany Street).
Learn about our USATF certified course!
The Run for Shelter 5K and 10K courses are an out and back on Eisenhower Avenue which is flat and fast, except for one rise at the overpass near the start and finish. The course is USATF certified (VA -10004-RT). The race is restricted to the north half of Eisenhower Avenue, which will be closed to traffic and manned by course marshals. Fun runners will run on the same course, with an earlier turnaround point.
Start & Finish Location:
US Patent and Trademark Office, access from Eisenhower Avenue between Elizabeth Lane and John Carlyle Street. Start and finish will be in front of the Madison Building on Eisenhower Avenue.
Free parking available in the East Garage, enter from John Carlyle Street. (Look for the signs to direct you into the building and to our location. (See Street View of East Garage entrance on Google Maps.)
Carpenter’s Run for Shelter would not be possible without the generous support of our caring community. Sponsorship of Run For Shelter is essential to reaching our annual fundraising goal for this event. We are so grateful for these outstanding community partnerships, which enable us to continue working towards our mission of ending homelessness in Northern Virginia. If you would like to become a sponsor, check out the different packages that are available, fill out this form, and email Monise Quidley or call (703) 548-7500 x203.
Thank you to our current 2016 Run for Shelter sponsors!
Special thanks to Virginia Paving for donating their services to close the street!
Packets will be available on Friday, November 18th from 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday, November 20th from 12:30-4:30pm at the Carpenter’s Shelter (930 N. Henry St.). You can also pick up your packet the morning of the race starting at 7:00am inside the USPTO Madison Building (600 Dulany Street).
Yes! We recommend the Fun Run for families, which is approximately one mile. Registration is $20 and although this race is not timed, children will be provided a race packet bag and bib and get a chance to be part of the race!
If you are running and bringing your child along in a stroller, it is not necessary to pay an additional registration fee.
Note: Children in strollers do not need to register. In addition, do not have your child wear a timing tag if he/she is catching a ride. That tag will read that your two-year-old ran your speedy time and cause confusion in the results!
Timing is provided by the RacePacket. Timing will be provided as soon as possible after the race’s completion.
- Email RebeccaHightower@carpentersshelter.org by November 1st with your name, phone number, sex, date of birth and proof of your performance (a link to the race website, results page or record). Elite runners will not be offered complimentary admission after November 1st.
- Meet the qualifying time within the past 2 years.
- Male 5K = 15:45
- Male 10K = 32:00
- Female 5K = 18:30
- Female 10K = 37:30