Registration is open for this year's DC Challenge! Buy early for the best prices!

Race Prizes

First Place: $300

Second Place: $200

Third Place: $100

4th-7th Place: $50

Costume Contest

First Place: $300

Second Place: $200

Third Place: $100

4th-7th Place: $50

The next DC Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 12th, 2014!

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Race Rules:

  • Rule #1: Have fun!
  • There is a minimum team size of 2 and no maximum team size.
  • Participants of all ages are welcome; participants under 18 need someone over 18 on their team. Kids 5 and under are free.
  • Teams may use electronic aids: smartphones, tablet computers, GPS, etc.
  • Teams may use "phone a friend" help.
  • All teammates must appear in each photo you take and all teammates must be present at the finish line to record a finish time.
  • Absolutely no private vehicles, taxis, bicycles, careshare, bikeshare bikes, rollerblades, or scooters allowed. Only Metro, Metrobus, and Circulator public transit is allowed.

Costume Contest Rules:

  • Any costume eligible for awards must be worn before, during and after the race.
  • Any costume team that wants to participate will come forward during the awards ceremony & costume contest and then the crowd will vote on the top five winners using a balloting system.
  • The top five costume teams get cash prizes from $50 to $300!