Event Information & FAQs

We are thrilled you are planning to join us for the 6th annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K, virtual 5K & Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 21. Your participation helps fund access to much-needed maternal and infant care for economically vulnerable moms and babies.

Below is information to help you make the most of your time at the 5K either in person or virtually!

How can I register? Registration is now open. Sign up by clicking here.

Do I need to run in the 5K to participate? No, you can sign up for just the certified 5K, register only for the Family Fun Day resources, or get a combo package for both the 5K & Family Fun Day for an even better deal. But if you plan to participate in any activities, you must register ahead of time.

What does the Fun Day include? Fun Day registrations provide access to the following Family Fun Day activities: Kids’ Fun Run, at home activities such as madlibs, balloon activities, games, and new this year 4 weeks of a virtual scavenger hunt.

A big thank you to our Fun Day sponsor: 

COVID-19 Rules and Requirements: By registering for this event, participants agree to abide by all COVID-19 rules, requirements and other safety guidelines issued by the event, county, and the state. In accordance with CDC and Virginia guidelines, all participants are required to wear a face mask prior to the start of the race and at the conclusion of the race. Additionally, participants MUST carry a face mask on their person at all times during the race.

Do you offer Early Bird pricing?
 Yes! Discounted early bird pricing will be available until November 1, 2020, saving you up to $5 per person.

Can I register at the event? Not this year. Unfortunately, due to capacity restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate registration on the day of the race.

What is the date and time of the event? The 6th annual in-person 5K will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 (i.e., the Saturday before Thanksgiving). Events will start at 8:00am, with the first wave race kick-off at 8:15am.

The virtual 5K will run from November 13 through November 21 with

All 5K and Fun Day registrants will receive a complimentary t-shirt and race bag while supplies last.

Where does the 5K & Family Fun Day take place? 
Bluemont Park – Map
601 N. Manchester St.
Arlington, VA

When does the 5K start? The 5K race starts at 8:15am. You will receive an email with your assigned wave time.

How is the 5K timed? Our timing partner, Pacers Running, will use ChronoTrack timing tags.

Do you allow strollers on the 5K course? Strollers are welcome on the course and will start in the back of each wave.

Where can I park at the 5K & Family Fun Day? Limited, on-site parking is available and there is free street parking is near Bluemont Park.

Additional parking is available at local schools located a short walking distance from Bluemont Park.

Bluemont Junction
Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA
Park and walk down the trail towards the disc golf course.

Bonair Memorial Garden
850 N. Lexington St.
Arlington, VA
Park, cross the street towards the tennis courts and follow the path towards the disc golf course.

Can I get to the 5K by public transportation? Yes! Metrobus 25B stops approximately 0.4 miles away at Carlin Springs Rd.. To determine the best public transportation route, we recommend consulting Metro’s Trip Planner.

What happens if it rains? Our event will take place rain or shine!

How is your race date set? Our event takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year, it will be on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.

Can I get a refund for my registrations? Entry fees for our charity event are nonrefundable.

How are funds raised by JB-LF used? Your support helps change the day to day lives of low income moms in Arlington. This support has included funding a telemedicine program at Virginia Hospital Center’s Outpatient Clinic that is removing barriers to care for low-income moms experiencing high-risk pregnancies; subsidizing transportation for economically vulnerable mothers so that they don’t miss critical prenatal appointments; and providing new pack-and-plays to families in need so their newborns have a safe place to sleep. Read more about the impact of JB-LF and this charity race here.

Is my registration fee tax deductible? Due to the goods and services received with your registration, that fee is not tax deductible. However, any donation made above the registration fee is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Please contact info@jb-lf.org with additional questions. JB-LF is incredibly grateful for your support, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday, November 21!