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Rock'n'Roll Washington DC

St. Jude

Rock 'n' Roll 
Washington DC

March 15, 2025
Washington, D.C.
Avg. Air Temp
48°F/ 9°C
DISTANCES Half Marathon 5K


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Event Dates Month, DD-DD, YYYY March 15, 2025
Event Location City, State Washington, D.C.
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We can't wait to see you in the Nation's Capital this year! This page will contain all of the information you need to be race day ready come March. 

2024 Race Weekend Schedule

*2025 Race Weekend Schedule Coming Soon

Thursday 12pm-7pm Health & Fitness Expo Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D
Thursday 12pm-7pm Packet Pickup Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D
Friday 10am-7pm Health & Fitness Expo Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D
Friday 10am-7pm Packet Pickup Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D
Saturday 7:45am 5K Race 4th St. NW & Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Saturday 8:00am Half Marathon Constitution Ave. & 14th Street NW
Saturday 8:15am-1:30pm Finisher Concert Finish Line Festival
Subject to change.

Health & Fitness Expo 

Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D - 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington D.C. features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, which all participants must visit to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutrition information and interactive displays. All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, gear bag and t-shirt.

Directions & Parking: Take the Metro! Take the Red line to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station or ride the Green and Yellow lines to the station at  Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center. Pay parking is also available on nearby streets.

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app. Pre-purchase your parking ahead of time for a stress free race weekend HERE.

Additional Information: Visit the Expo on Thursday – we highly recommend visiting the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday to pick up your race packet. The Health & Fitness Expo will be significantly more busy on Friday as more out of town participants arrive. Avoid long lines and shop first at the Merchandise Store and exhibitor booths!

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor? For more information on becoming a Rock ‘n’ Roll exhibitor, please visit

Parking Quick Links

Reserve your parking ahead of time to avoid lines and be stress free on race day! We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking through SpotHero, where you can book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

EXPO PARKING - Reserve your spot HERE
START LINE PARKING - Reserve your spot HERE
FINISH LINE PARKING - Reserve your spot HERE

2024 St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll DC Ambassadors


Jess Hood- Lead Ambassador

Jess is based in Washington, DC and is on a mission to make running fun and less intimidating. She has been running for about 6 years and has found great community in the DC running space. Jess hosts ad-hoc runs in DC with her community, but you can also find her at Northeast Track Club on Tuesday nights and Endorphins Running on Monday mornings. Outside of running, Jess is also a business analyst, content creator, and photographer. Follow me on Instagram @jessrhood and on TikTok @jessicarosehood


Brie Jackson- Ambassador

Brie Jackson loves posting pictures of the beautiful views seen along her daily running routes. She’s run the D.C. Rock 'n' Roll marathon and half-marathon several times and calls it one of her favorite races. Brie says running helps to clear her mind and relax after a busy day working as a correspondent for NBC News stations. She hopes to inspire others to run to improve their physical and mental health while exploring the city along the way! Follow me on Facebook @positivelybrie and on Twitter @positivelybrie


Caleb-Michael Files- Ambassador

Caleb-Michael Files is taking on the Remix Challenge this year and completing both the 5k and the Half Marathon. Hailing from Washington, D.C., Caleb-Michael is new to the sport of running but completed 26 races last year including 4 marathons and 13 half marathons. Caleb-Michael sees running as a team sport, you'll catch them on the course hyping up the crowd and ensuring every runner they come across has support to get through the finish line.


Maddie Smith- Ambassador

Hi! My name is Maddie and I'm a born and raised Washingtonian. I fell in love with running in the spring of 2023 when I ran my first half marathon in Annapolis and, upon finishing, immediately signed up for the DC Rock 'n' Roll half the following week. After closing out 2023 with five fitness competitions, I'm super excited to be kicking off 2024 as an ambassador for the DC Rock 'n' Roll. Find me on social at @onthemovewithmad or @maddiesmith17  


Jenna Hong- Ambassador

Hi! I'm Jenna, born and raised in Maryland currently living in Arlington, VA. I fell in love with running in 2023 when I signed up for my first race back in April (The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler), and have since run my first and second half marathon in 2023! I just signed up to run my first full marathon in 2024: the Marine Corps Marathon. Outside of running, I work 9-5 at an accounting firm and lifestyle create content on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram about work life balance and enjoying life outside of work :) 


Brittany Scott- Ambassador

Brittany's running journey officially began with a holiday 5K in 2018. Since then she has found a second family in DC’s running community through the @districtrunningcollective, and has run numerous races including the Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon and the NYC Marathon. As a Rock 'n' Roll DC Ambassador she is excited to continue to share her love for running and create space for other Black women in distance running. Follow me on Instagram @_britttmarieee and on TikTok @_britttmarieee34


Irwin Ramirez- Ambassador

Paratriathlon National Champion and Paralympic hopeful. Completed marathons in New York 7 times, Boston 6 times, California International Marathon 3 times, Washington DC, Twin Cities MN, Berlin, and Chicago. My goal is to empower people through movement. Follow me on Instagram @irwinr12 or on Facebook 


Kristen Byers- Ambassador

Kristen grew up in Michigan and moved around the country a bit before settling in Washington, D.C. in 2014. An active roller derby skater, she discovered distance running after having ACL reconstruction surgery and ran her first half marathon in 2016. Kristen has since completed 23 half marathons, 7 full marathons, and a 50K. She loves using running as an excuse to travel and meet new people or meet up with old friends!


Xiuya Yao- Ambassador

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Xiuya moved to D.C. during the pandemic in June 2020 for her job in the Navy. She explored the new city by doing long runs to monuments and on local trails, eventually catching the marathon bug and running her first race in 2022. Since last year, she has been a social run leader with Pacers Running and leads local runs in D.C. on weekday evenings. She’s currently training for her fourth marathon and is super excited to be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Ambassador! Follow me on Instagram @runningxiu


Katie Lusso- Ambassador

My name is a Katie Lusso and I’m a reporter with WUSA9 in D.C. When I’m not out running around with a microphone you can catch me hanging with my dog Lola or lacing up to run around the DMV - alone or with the Endorphins fam! I ran my first marathon in NYC in 2022, and my next will be this year! However, before then I’ll be running my 2nd and 3rd Rock 'n’ Roll half marathons - and I can’t wait!! Follow me on Instagram @KatieLusso


Rachel Yep- Ambassador

Rachel is a DMV native who started her running journey in high school doing cross country and track. After a several year hiatus, she rediscovered her love for running during COVID. She ran the DC rock n roll half marathon in 2021 and PR'd on this course! When she's not working as an orthopedic nurse practitioner, you can find her coaching at OrangeTheory, blogging about the DC food scene on @dcdimsumgirl, training for her next marathon, or running with the Clarendon Run Club on Monday nights.

Companion Gear Check

Make your race day stress free by taking advantage of our new Companion Gear Check option! For the first time at the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington DC, a friend or family member can retrieve your items from Gear Check while you are still on the course. Simply rip off the Companion Gear Bag Claim Ticket found on the bottom of your bib and give it to your companion to use for retrieval. Be sure to hand off the Companion Tag before you head to the start line. Without the ticket, the Gear Check crew will only hand the bag to the participant.

Please Note: VIP Packages do not include race entry. 

Runners Perks

Race weekend doesn't end as soon as you cross the finish line... it's just getting started! Thanks to local partners, we are able to bring you the hottest deals in the city! To participate, simply show your race bib, medal or volunteer shirt on race weekend to any of our participating partners.

New 2023 Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Runner Perks will be coming soon!

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