If you want to support your community:
Crystal City 5K Fridays
When: Every Friday in April starting April 6, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Crystal Drive between 20th and 23rd streets
Features: T-shirts, post-race drink tickets to be used at participating bars
Bull Run Run 50 Mile
When: April 7, 6:30 a.m.
Where: Hemlock Overlook Regional Park: 13220 Yates Ford Road, Clifton
Features: Civil War-themed race, pre-race dinner and light breakfast, post-race barbecue, awards ceremony
Runners Marathon of Reston
When: April 8, 7:30 a.m.
Where: South Lakes High School: 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston
Features: Pre- and post-race meals, 2-leg and 4-leg relays, marathon and half marathon, Gatorade and course food
Fredericksburg Off-Road Duathlon
When: April 8 , 9 a.m.
Where: 1200 Wicklow Drive, Fredericksburg
Features: Post-race food, post-race beer, team registration, awards ceremony
15th Annual Nature Center 5K Run and Walk
When: April 14, 8 a.m.
Where: Walker Nature Center: 11450 Glade Drive, Reston
Features: Raffle, awards ceremony, t-shirts, proceeds benefiting the Walker Nature Center
Prison Break Run
When: April 15, 8 a.m.
Where: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton
Features: Pre-race massage and warm-up, raffle, 10K, 5K, 1-mile fun run, photos, buffet, awards ceremony, t-shirts, donuts, ice cream, cash prizes, winners’ wine
The LoCo Challenge: Loudoun Half & 8K
When: April 21, 8 a.m.; April 22, 7 a.m.
Where: April 21: 20626 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn; April 22: 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn
Features: Fun Run and 8K on April 21, half marathon on April 22, LoCo Challenge (8K and half marathon), team registration, snacks, awards ceremony
Healthy Strides Community 5K and 10K
When: April 21, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Burke Lake Park: 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station
Features: 5K, 10K, portion of the proceeds to support Fairfax County summer camps for children in homeless shelters/transitional housing
Revolution3’s Live Well 5K, 10K, 1-mile Races
When: April 21, 8 a.m.
Where: Harris Pavilion: 9201 Center St., Manassas
Features: Post-race festival, time 5K, 10K, 1-mile fun run/walk,t-shirts and medals for select registrants, awards ceremony
When: April 22, 8 a.m.
Where: Starting line for 10M: Mount Vernon Estate: 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mount Vernon; Starting line for 5K: Belle Haven Park: Belle Haven Road, Alexandria; Finish line: Oronoco Bay Park: 100 Madison St., Alexandria
Features: 5K, 10M, Sugar Shack Kids Dash, post-race appearances by the Washington Nationals’ George Washington mascot, photos, awards
2nd Annual Run for the Earth 5K
When: April 28, 8:30 a.m.
Where: River Mill Park: 407 Mil St., Occoquan
Features: Food trucks, tree planting ceremony
Historic Waterford 5K Run/Walk
When: April 28, 9 a.m.
Where: John Wesley Church: 40125 Bond St., Waterford
Features: 5K run/walk, 1-mile run for kids, historic Waterford walking tour, t-shirts and medals
If you want to run for a good cause:
2018 Battle of the Charities 5K, 10K, 15K, 1-mile Race
When: April 8, 8:45 a.m.
Where: Bull Run Special Events Center, Centreville
Benefiting: Operation Turbo, EOD Warrior Foundation, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Champions for Children 5K
When: April 14, 9 a.m.
Where: 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains
Benefiting: Fauquier County foster children
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue 4-Mile Run & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
When: April 21, 7 a.m.
Where: 7500 Accotink Park, Road, Springfield
Benefiting: German Shepherd Rescue
NoVA’s VetEd 5k Sortie
When: April 29, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 11895 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax
Benefiting: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Northern Virginia (AFCEA) Education Fund
If you need a run for little ones:
Conway Robinson Tenderfoot Adventure Race
When: April 8, 9 a.m.
Where: 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville
Features: Post-race food, awards ceremony, Family and Adventure Class teams
When: April 28, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Loudoun 4H Fairgrounds: 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg
Features: Bubble blasters, color packets, t-shirts
Glow South Riding
When: April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: South Riding Center Pool: 42420 Unicorn Drive, South Riding
Features: Pre-run party, glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, glow sticks, prizes for the most brightly dressed
When: April 29, 8 a.m.
Where: Reston Town Center: 11900 Market St., Reston
Features: Tot Dash, age-group races every 15 minutes, t-shirts, Mighty Mile medals
If you need an edible incentive:
When: April 21, 3 p.m.
Where: Prince William County Fairgrounds: 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas
Features: Medal, t-shirts, post-race margarita, post-race after party
5K Race Through Tuscany
When: April 22, 9-11 a.m.
Where: Three Fox Vineyards: 10100 Three Fox Lane, Delaplane
Features: T-shirts, medals, complimentary wine tasting, 15 percent off bottles