10 Year Anniversary! The Annual Race to Stop the Silence (Stop Child Sexual Abuse) 8K Race and Walk

April 14 (D.C.)

The 10th annual Race to Stop the Silence (Stop Child Sexual Abuse) 8K Race and Walk (and kids’ fun run) is coming right up on April 14, 2013 in D.C. Don’t miss this fun, educational and important event. Click here to register online

Registration prior to or on 3/15/13 is $30 and guarantees a t-shirt in your size http://www.dcrace.org/register/index.html today! Sign up & Save the date.


The Race to Stop the Silence is held in our nation’s capitol, Washington DC, offering magnificent views of the one of the most important cities in our country. There’s plenty to do in and around town. Or, spend some family time touring the area, visiting national monuments, or trying one of our delicious eateries.

The 8K starts at 9 a.m. Race day registration and pre-registration packet pickup will close at 8:40 a.m. Don’t forget to allow time for parking!

TIMING The bridge run uses the ChronoTrack System. A disposable D-TAG is given to each participant and should be firmly attached to your shoelace. We are not responsible for lost D-tags.

ENTRY FEES Entry fees are non-refundable and include a race t-shirt, runner’s swag, and the award ceremony. Register online at active.com or use the form below. Registration prior to or on 3/15/13 is $30 and guarantees a t-shirt in your size. From 3/16/13-4/12/13, the registration fee is $35; it goes up to $40 for pre-race day and race day registration, and t-shirt size cannot be guaranteed. Registration for kids 12 and under is $5, no matter what the date.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP Early packet pick-up is available and encouraged on Saturday, April 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a location TBD.

RACE COURSE Download the USATF-certified course map here.

PARKING The race is accessible by car and Metro. When at Freedom Plaza, it is accessible by Metro Center – Red, Blue, Orange, and Federal Triangle – on the Blue and Orange. Metro opens at 7 a.m. on weekends.

BAGGAGE AREA Runners may leave their bags at the baggage station located near the corner of E Street and 14th Street. The Race to Stop the Silence and its affiliates will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

RUN FINISH LINE Move swiftly through the finish chute. DO NOT STOP! Continue through the chute to the refreshments and water stations.

AWARDS All runners must be chip-timed to be eligible for a prize. Prizes will be given to the top 3 overall 8K male and female finishers, along with the top 3 male and female in the the following age groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Award ceremony will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. Awards cannot be mailed. Runners main prizes this year are being provided by Akire Multisport Wear. Akire Multisport Wear prides itself in being different from other athletic apparel companies by creating technically efficient uniforms, while being fun, bright, and comfortable to wear. Why blend into the crowd with your average athletic wear when you can stand out in our bold prints and bright colors? Precise design and construction give our athletes a fit that is flattering and comfortable, while keeping them up to speed in all aspects of their sport. Dare to be different with Akire Multisport.

PHOTOGRAPHS Photos will be taken at the event by Tony Estrada Photography. To view and purchase your keepsake photos, please visit Tony’s website here. Portions of the proceeds from the photo sales go towards Stop the Silence child sexual abuse fundraising efforts. Say cheese!


  • Baby joggers and pets are allowed if you start in the back. Please be sure to stay far enough from other runners so as to not interfere with their run. Inline skates are not permitted.
    • Wheelchair participants are permitted, but please contact us at the time of registration for necessary accommodations.
  • A shuttle will pick up remaining participants on the courses at 11:00 a.m. to insure participant safety.
    • City streets will be closed for the duration of the race, however participants should make every effort to keep up with the majority of participants for safety reasons.
    • No children under 10 years old are permitted to participate.