Janney 5K & Fun Run

Sun November 14 - Sun November 21, 2021 Washington, DC 20016 US
See you in the Fall 2021

Janney 5K

11/20 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST

Fun Run

11/20 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST

Virtual 5K - Janney Course

$35 $30 Registration Opens September 29, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT

Virtual Fun Run - Janney Course

$20 $15 Registration Opens September 29, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT

Virtual 5K - Run your own course

$35 $30 Registration Opens September 29, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT

Virtual Fun Run - Run your own course

$20 $15 Registration Opens September 29, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT

Come and join in the 11th running of the Janney Elementary School 5K & Fun Run Race.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Janney 5K & Fun Run is now a VIRTUAL RACE. The switch to a virtual event allows us to still hold a race that is encouraging, fun, and uplifting despite the unique circumstances. You will still be able to pick up your race t-shirts & masks and swag items from Janney Elementary School. This is a difficult time for everyone, but we believe we can continue to celebrate our school and community in a safe and fun way by joining virtually in our annual tradition. There will be a virtual live opening and closing award ceremony.

  • Early Registration Opens: 5:00 PM Tuesday, September 29, 2020
  • Registration Fee Goes Up $5/Early Registration Closes: 11:59 PM Friday, October 23, 2020
    • NOTE: If you register after October 23, 2020, we cannot guarantee you a shirt or mask, and even if available, we cannot guarantee your sizes.
  • Packet Pickup @ Back of Janney - nearby the Gym: Please approach from the diagonal stairs outside the gym on the 42nd Street side and sign up for a time slot here. If you arrive to a line, please stand 6 feet apart from the person or family in front of you and don't forget your mask. You do not need to bring anything to packet pick up. Our volunteers will hand you a bag filled with giveaways from our sponsors as well as your family's race t-shirts and masks. We have teamed up with Janney Community Service Committee. Scroll down to see the donation request.
    • Thursday, November 12, 2020, 4pm - 6pm
    • Friday, November 13, 2020, 4pm - 6pm
    • Sign up for a time slot here
    • If you can not make it to the packet pickup time, please make an arrangement with your friend/neighbor to pick up the packets for you.
    • No on-site registration.
  • Race Start Time: 6:00 AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020
  • Race End Time: 11:59 PM on Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Deadline to submit your race time - no exceptions.
  • Opening Ceremony: 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020 -Look out for a link on this page
  • Closing Ceremony: 5:00 PM on Sunday, November 22, 2020 - Look out for a link on this page

Let's come together as a community to show our support for Janney teachers, staff, and students, and the greater Tenleytown/AU Park community through a safe and fun virtual race. The Janney PTA thanks you for supporting the race and hopes you can join us virtually.

Events Options and RaceJoy
What is a virtual race?

Runners who sign up for a virtual race register online and simply choose a starting line, whether it's a treadmill or a neighborhood street or a route provided to you. You run the race distance, and upload your finishing time. The window for completing your run will be November 14 - 21, 2020. All run times must be submitted by 11:59PM on November 21, no exception!

Why are there four race options? What are the different race events?

You can sign up to run the Janney 5K USATF-race certified or Janney 1K Fun Run course using the RaceJoy app, which will guide you through the courses and cheer you on. You can also run your own 5K and Fun Run that is appropriately distanced, timed, and uploaded to this website using any other mobile running application or you can just manually enter your time. 

What is RaceJoy?

RaceJoy is a free mobile app that provides real-time GPS tracking of your actual location and running route.  It measures your distance, cheers you along the way, and tells you when you are done.  It will work with the certified traditional Janney 5K & Fun Run courses or any other course you choose to run. Participants must carry their phone to take advantage of RaceJoy’s features. You will get additional details about downloading the RaceJoy app and using it to support your race once you register.

Need more info?

We have more detailed information on our FAQs page.

GPS Tracking - How To

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Download RaceJoy App: download the RaceJoy app onto your iPhone or Android device to run the course or your own course and hear cheers from surprise members of our community.

Tech Support: see below tech tips for you to prepare your device BEFORE the race and then ON your race day

Look for these mile markers on the road and yard signs by the curbs

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Race Awards

Congratulations to our 2020 award winners!

Instead of our traditional race awards for male/female in each age category, this year we will be adding fun spirit awards, such as best Janney spirit, best dressed runner, best family pose, best Janney staff photo, best start line pose, best finish line pose, best post-run snack, best scenery, best yoga pose, and most sweaty runner. To be considered for an award, we will need to submit your photos on the photos tab at www.janney5k.org.  Alternatively, once you submit your race times in the RaceJoy app, you will be prompted to upload photos.

Donation Drive - Iona Senior Services

Iona Senior Services is a very special part of the Tenleytown Community and has been educating, advocating, and providing community-based services for seniors for the past 40 years. Not only do they offer adult day health services but care management for older adults, nutrition, mental health, wellness, and fitness opportunities. Janney ES has partnered with Iona to pack and deliver weekend meals for seniors in need for the past 2 years but unfortunately due to the pandemic this is not possible this year. Instead we are collecting most needed items for Iona's Seniors in need. Wish list:

  • Gift cards for Giant, Safeway, Target, or CVS (ideally, $15 per card)
  • Toilet paper (preferably individually wrapped or in 4 – 6 rolls per package)
  • Paper towels (preferably in 2 – 3 rolls per package)
  • Toiletries (hand or body lotion; mouthwash; hand soap; not trial size)
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach; spray cleaners; disinfectant wipes; laundry detergent; dish liquid)
  • Winter hats or gloves (any size, men’s or women’s, but must be new)
  • Warm socks or slippers (any size, men’s or women’s, but must be new)

Drop your donation item(s) during packet pickup dates and time.

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