Arlington Rescue Run

Arlington, VA


The Arlington Rescue Run will take place on a fully paved path through Arlington County's beautiful Bluemont Park. It starts just east of the Four Mile Run Trail, turns around approximately 4ft east of corner of trail (path that comes from N. Quintana Street), continues back towards the starting point of the race for the finish. Please see the Race map for more clarity (Race Course). (Bluemont Park- USATF Certification)

At the end of the 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run, you will be met with live DJ and loads of friends and family motivating you to cross the finish line. The event also includes drinks (water/sports drink), snacks, Picture zone and a great kid zone!

Stay and enjoy the finish line festivities! Celebrate your run, enjoy listening to music provided by an awesome DJ, give a hand to the runners coming in & celebrate with us as you snap your picture in front of the O.U.R. backdrop (Don’t forget to tag and/or mention us @ArlingtonRescueRun on Instagram). 

PLUS: The fun doesn't have to end after the race is over-- Bluemont Park has so many things to offer: Playground, disc golf, tennis courts, basketball court, baseball diamond, playing fields, grills and picnic tables. Enjoy a nice day out and have fun with family, old friends & new friends! 


Event Details

Event Schedule:

  • 8:30 A.M. - Check-in & receive your shirt/Bib # (Don't forget to bring your ID)
  • 9:45 A.M. - Welcome message
  • 10:00 A.M. - 1-mile fun run begins 
  • 10:10 A.M. - Kid Zone opens
  • 10:15 A.M. - 5K begins
  • 10:20 A.M. - 5K with pets begins
  • 11:15 A.M. - 5K Top 5 Runner's time's announced
  • 12:00 P.M. - Kid Zone closes

5K Race:

  • Participant race t-shirt
  • Great course in Arlington County's Bluemont Park
  • Complimentary race photos to download
  • Finish line drinks and snacks
  • Being a modern-day abolitionist and funding the next rescue and rehabilitation mission!

1 Mile Fun Run:

  • Participant race t-shirt
  • Prizes for top 3 children (12 and under)
  • Great course in Arlington County's Bluemont Park
  • Complimentary race photos to download
  • Finish line drinks and snacks
  • Being a modern-day abolitionist and funding the next rescue and rehabilitation mission through O.U.R.!

Also included for all participants and their families:

  • DJ Music
  • Face Painting
  • Carnival Games and other fun Kid Zone activities
  • Special Guests: Local Fire Department & Local Police Department
  • Sign our Abolitionist board and describe why you are a modern-day abolitionist 


Virtual 5K Participants

For those of you who want to participate but aren't local, you can participate virtually! Virtual runners can register to run a 5K on your own before the race. If you post a photo of yourself during and/or after your run on our Instagram Page or tag us. You may also e-mail your photo to & we'll mail you a t-shirt!



If running isn't your thing but you still want to help with the race e-mail us at or fill out an O.U.R. volunteer profile.


If you’re interested in supporting Operation Underground Railroad but can’t make it to the race or do a virtual run, you can still help! Monetary donations can be made directly on our O.U.R. fundraising page at

How to attend this event Virtually

  • Go to
  • Choose and register for an event you would like to support. (100% of your registration donation will go to events designated to the Runners Stay Strong program).
  • Download our FREE Virtual Race app on the Apple or Google Play Store.
  • Use the app to run, walk, or jog anywhere within the given event time frame.
  • Upload your results, take photos, and claim your finisher’s certificate.


Getting started with the app

  • After downloading the app, login with the same email address that you used to register for your event on ITS YOUR RACE (IYR).
  • Once you are logged in, find your race by using the search feature. Once you find the event page within the app, click on the TRACKER tab.
  • When you are ready to run or walk your race, slide the “START RACE” prompt at the bottom of the screen and you’re off! The app will do a short countdown and begin to track your distance and time. You can stow your phone and run hands-free.
  • Once you’ve reached the exact distance you signed up for, the app will vibrate to let you know that you have finished the race.
  • It will prompt you to hit okay to upload your time to and you’re finished! It’s that easy!

How do I know my run time?

If you're interested in knowing your race time please follow the following instructions:

Are Strollers Allowed on the course?

Strollers are welcome, however, be advised this is a course is not very wide & it would be best if your placed at the tail end of the group.


Are Pets Allowed?

Dogs will be permitted at the event. All dogs will always need to remain on a leash. If you plan on running the event with your dog, please note you will have a separate start time than runners without an animal companion.
If at any time your dog feels the urge to "potty" please step off the course & clean up after them. Please note: You will be required to bring your own Poo Bags


Where can I Park?

There are a various locations you may park. A few of them have been pin-pointed on the course map. Click the link and take a look Race Course


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When & Where

May 1, 2021


9:00 AM

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