Updated December 27, 2021. New Year’s is a time for new habits, and there’s no better way than running a 10K to start being the you that you always wanted to be. Here’s where runners of all levels can enjoy New Year’s Day in the region.
2022 New Year’s Day 5k & 10k
Start your year off on an active foot and choose between the 5K or 10K race being held alongside the Rappahannock River in historic Fredericksburg. The race benefits Furnish a Home Again, which furnishes homes for those in need. Fredericksburg
Red Eye 50km
Enjoy the great outdoors at this race held throughout Prince William Forest Park. (Note: Racers will need to pay the National Park Service entrance fee on the way out.) This 50-kilometer course features groomed forest trails, and consists of three repeats of a 10-mile loop. Or, if you don’t like the recommended course, you can just run anywhere you want to! Why? Because this race is just for fun; there are no registrations, no trophies, no T-shirts or entry fees, just the opportunity to run forest trails with friends. Triangle
New Day New Year 5k & 10k
The annual New Day New Year 5K & 10K celebrates the holiday with a fun run or walk in which all participants receive race swag at the finish line, and enjoy a post-race breakfast at House 6 Brewing with food trucks and beers on tap. Ashburn
New Year’s Day 5k
For this race, the start time is 10 a.m., which means you can still stay out late for New Year’s Eve and have plenty of time to sleep in. At the end, there will be music, food, and a fun New Year’s Day party. Reston
Predictions and Resolutions 5K
Overindulged on New Year’s Eve? Run it all off at this race, easily accessible via Metro or car. The course features rolling hills on the Custis Trail with a net downhill last mile, followed by a flat section to finish. Arlington
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