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Kenmore Cougar 5K Run/2 Mile Walk

When: June 11, 2023
Where: Arlington, VA
Race type(s): 5k, 2 Mile

Join us, as we race towards summer in the Kenmore 5k/2 mile walk!


Race Information

Come join us at the annual Kenmore Middle School Cougar 5K. Conquer our beautiful USATF certified 5K course in Bluemont Park that traverses the Four Mile Run and Washington and Old Dominion trails. This fast, mostly flat route will give you a great workout in one of Arlington’s most beautiful parks. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2023. USATF Certified 5k course.

Not much of a runner? Choose to do our 2 – mile walk instead!

All participants registered by May 17, 2023 will receive a race T-shirt.

Kenmore Middle School, located in south Arlington, is an arts and technology focus school powered by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Kenmore has a wonderfully diverse student body, with more than 50 percent of students belonging to racial minorities. Kenmore celebrates this cultural diversity, striving to be an inclusive school community where families are engaged and valued.

Race Registration

Register now by clicking Sign Up on the top right of this page. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for participants 5 – 18 years old. All registration fees for this race will support activities that directly benefit Kenmore Middle School students in Arlington, Virginia.

If you’re Kenmore Faculty or Staff, the Cougar 5K and the 2-Mile Fun Walk are both free. Please e-mail Amanda at for details.

Race Packet Pick-Up 

Primary (preferred) packet pick up time: Kenmore Middle School on Friday, June 9th  from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Look for our table near the front entrance of the school. Alternative packet pick up: Race day from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the registration table.

Race Day Schedule

Parking for the race is available at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road.

A water bottle filling station will be provided by Arlington County at Kenmore.

7:30-8:30 a.m.: Registration table open for packet pick up and day of (if space allows) registration.

8:40 a.m.: Participants depart school for the starting line, located just past the small parking area off Carlin Springs Rd. in Bluemont Park.

Note: This race starts at an entrance to Bluemont Park that is just off Carlin Springs Road near N. Kensington Street. Type 5727 N. Carlin Springs Road into your GPS, it will get you to the starting line. Look for a small parking area just off Carlin Springs Road. Race-day parking is located at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Runners and walkers can park at the school and walk less than five minutes down the hill to the starting line. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins.

9 a.m.: Runners start.

9:10 a.m.: Walkers start.

After completing the course, runners and walkers may return to Kenmore for the Finish Festival.

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Finish Festival at school with music and information from our sponsors.