Become an Online Fundraiser and Help Us Raise Even More
If you'd like to help Ben's Run raise even more money to support the critical research being done at Children's National into new treatments for childhood leukemia , please consider becoming a Ben's Run fundraiser! It's easy to create an individual or team page during registration that you can send to friends and family to have them sponsor you to raise money for Ben's Run. Last year, our runners raised over $15,000 for Ben's Run through online fundraising - this year we'd like to raise even more! Every dollar raised goes directly to Children's National to support the ground-breaking research being done by Dr. Kristen Williams and her team. To read more about what Dr. Williams is doing, read our 2020 Impact Report.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? For the 5 Miler, must be 14 or older on the day of the race and able to run the course in a hour or less (12 minute per mile pace). There are no age limits for the 5K or the 1 Mile and you don't need to bring an ID to the event. Just bring your ticket. Children under 5 are free and do not need to register.
Are there prizes for the top finishers? There are prizes for the 5 Mile for top male and female and 5K for top male & female by age group. Prizes are awarded for the top 5K finishers in the following age categories: 10 & Under; 11-13; 14-18; 19-34; 35-49; 50-64; 65 & Up.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is extremely limited, so please carpool or walk where possible. For directions and parking information, go to http://www.bensrun.org/directions.html.
Is my registration refundable or transferrable? There are no refunds, but you can transfer your registration to someone else up to two weeks before race day. If you need to transfer your registration, please make sure that you sign into RunSignUp at least two weeks before the race and change the attendee information so that we have the right runner's name on race day! After March 18, 2017, we cannot transfer registrations.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.