" Kensington 8K

Kensington 8K

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Location: Kensington, MD (Kensington Town Hall)

Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

Description: RacePacket Grand Prix Race #8

The Kensington 8K Race, 2 Mile Challenge and 1K Fun Run has something for everyone.

The 8K Race’s challenging route is famous for its fast start in Old Town Kensington, commencing in historic Warner Circle, past Town Hall, and along Antique Row. After a long straight-away down Kensington Parkway, runners enter Rock Creek Park for a beautiful run on Beach Drive. But not too fast, as you must save some energy for the infamous E. Bexhill hill, followed by a relieving downhill sprint before finishing back in Old Town to the cheers of hundreds of spectators in Reinhardt Park.

While the Kensington 8K has grown in size and stature over the past two decades, the event continues to highlight Kensington's unique small-town feel and family-friendly community. Race Proceeds Support Kensington Parkwood Elementary School, North Bethesda Middle School and Walter Johnson High School.
Proudly sponsored by the Town of Kensington, MD

Race Day Schedule

  • 7:45am 2-mile Start
  • 8:00am Festival Starts
  • 8:30 8k Runner Start
  • 8:35am: 1k Fun Run Start
  • 9:30am: Awards Ceremony
*Packet Pick-Up Held at Kensington Town Hall on Friday 9/22/2017 from 12pm-9pm*

Runner Perks

  • Awesome T-Shirt
  • Even more awesome races
  • Post-Race Festival
  • Prizes for Winners and Random
  • Race Photos
  • Same-Day Results

Register Here

Entry Fee:

  • $30: 8k Race
  • $17: 2-mile challenge
  • $14: 1k Fun Run

For further information contact: Kensington 8K Race - John Seabreeze, Kathryn Markey, Race Co-Directors info@kensington8k.org

Race Web Site: http://www.kensington8k.org/

Other Information: The 24th Annual 8K Race is known for its community spirit and USATF-certified route, starting in historic Warner Circle, past Kensington Town Hall, and along Antique Row. After a flat, straight shot down Kensington Pkwy, you enter Rock Creek Park for a beautiful run on Beach Drive. But not too fast, as the infamous East Bex"hill" awaits, followed by a downhill sprint and return through Old Town. The day's events include a 2-Mile Challenge, and 1k Fun Run.