Is there a minimum age to participate?

Nope! Everyone is welcome to participate in the Family Fun Walk, and anyone under 18 is welcome to join the 8K Race as long as their parent or guardian has signed the event release waiver.   


What if it rains?  

The event will be held rain or shine.  In the event of thunder and lightning the race director will make a decision that morning.  


I registered but cannot run.  Can I transfer my number or get a refund?  

We’re so sorry you won’t be able to join us!  Unfortunately, we do not allow transfers or refunds. Please consider your registration fee a donation to the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad.  


How do I get my race packet?



Are strollers allowed on the course?

Fun Walk participants are welcome to bring strollers and their occupants!  We ask that there be no strollers on the 8K course.  


What about dogs?

Unfortunately, we ask that you leave your puppy at home on race day unless it is a service dog.


Can I wear headphones?

For the safety of all of our participants we do not permit headphones on our courses.


Where do I park?

There is no onsite parking on race day.  There are multiple county parking lots and street parking within walking distance of the Rescue Squad.  


Is the race metro accessible?

Yes! The Rescue Squad is a 15-20 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station. However, please keep in mind that the race starts at 8:00 am and the metro may not be open early enough to transport you, depending on where you live.


Where do I leave my stuff while I run?

Feel free to check your bag at gear check in the engine bay prior to the start of the race.  


You guys are a great organization!  I’d like to sponsor your event!

Thanks!  Please email for further information.