The 19th Annual Kensington 8K, 2 Mile Challenge and 1K Fun Run is this Saturday (Sept. 22) and will benefit three local public schools.

Parents and others with ties to Kensington Parkwood Elementary School, North Bethesda Middle School and Walter Johnson High School will volunteer to organize the event, which also includes a 2-mile race and 1K run.

More than 500 ran last year’s race, which starts at the Kensington Town Hall and winds its way east of Connecticut Avenue.

The 2-Mile Challenge starts at 7:45 a.m., the wheelchair start of the 8K Race at 8:25 a.m., the 8K Race at 8:30 a.m. and the 1K Fun Run at 8:35 a.m.

Those interested are encouraged to register online. Before Wednesday, registration fees are $25 for the 8K, $13 for the 2-mile and $11 for for the 1K. Those rates will increase from Wednesday to race day.

In person registration and packet pick-up will happen at the Kensington Town Hall from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on race day.


Visit the race’s official website for more information.