Kensington 8K Race

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Since 1994, the Kensington 8K Race has been a favorite DC area fall race – a fun, fast event with beauty, challenge, and excitement. 

Known throughout the DC Area as a true community race – parents and kids cheering on each other and welcomed visitors running through our Town and Rock Creek Park.

Four local schools – Kensington Parkwood ES, North Bethesda MS, Silver Creek MS, and Walter Johnson HS – benefit from race proceeds, with more than $250,000 raised since 2009!

Website cover painting:

From artist, Jennifer Beaudet – This painting  is inspired by that magical moment in the early morning when kids and families of all ages line up in anticipation of the annual 2 mile race in front of Noyes Library. The energy of the occasion fuels the larger 8K race to follow. This wonderful race event inspires so many in our community to give their all while benefiting our local schools.