Kenmore Cougar 5K Run

Arlington, VA, USA
11 Jun, 2023 (Sun)


2 mi


5 km

About the event

Join us, as we race towards summer in the Kenmore 5k/2 mile walk! This race is open to the public. You do not need to have a student at Kenmore.  All participants registered by May 24, 2023 will receive a race T-shirt.  If you would like to volunteer at the event on Sunday, June 11th please follow this link to our Sign Up Genius.  Thank you!


* Air Quality Update 6/8/2023 @ 4:30 p.m.

Kenmore 5k/walk participants – We wanted to let you know we are monitoring the air quality conditions in our area. The forecast is for clearing air over the weekend.

The Kenmore PTSA has decided that if the air quality in Arlington at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 11th is red, purple, or maroon, we will, unfortunately, cancel the race. If the race is cancelled, an email will be sent to all participants no later than 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 11th. This decision is in line with Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreations recommendations.  If the air quality in Arlington is orange, yellow, or green, the 5k/walk will take place. An interactive map of Arlington's air quality can be found at Air Now If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds, as stated in the event waiver located at the bottom of the event website (

We urge participants to consider their own individual health circumstances and follow recommendations of their physicians regarding participation in outdoor activities during poor air quality situations.

Packet pickup is Friday, June 9th at Kenmore Middle School from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Participants should come to Door 1/Main Entrance with ID to pick up their race number and t-shirt. Participants who registered after the May 24th t-shirt ordering deadline will be picking up only their race numbers. If the race takes place, packets and numbers may also be picked up on race day starting at 8:00 am at Kenmore Middle School.

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this unusual situation.

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 24, 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 [email protected] for details.

Race Packet Pick-Up 

Primary (preferred) packet pick up time: Kenmore Middle School on Friday, June 9th  from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 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. 


Races offered by this event

Kenmore Cougar 5K Run

11 Jun, 2023 (Sun) - 09:00
5 km
On site

Kenmore Cougar 2-Mile Fun Walk

11 Jun, 2023 (Sun) - 09:00
2 mi


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