Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Virtual #FITDC HerStory 5K

Friday, March 5, 2021

(Washington, DC) – Mayor Muriel Bowser is inviting residents to honor and celebrate the more than 350,000 women and girls living in Washington, DC by participating in the third annual #FITDC HerStory 5K on Saturday, March 20. Participation is free, and the first 1,500 individuals to register will receive a commemorative HerStory t-shirt, face mask, and racer’s bib, which will be made available in the days leading up to the 5K via grab-and-go pickup at select Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) locations. Residents can register for the 5K at

Last year’s HerStory 5K drew over 2,000 participants to Freedom Plaza. This year, instead of gathering at one location, residents are encouraged to run/walk in their neighborhood or on one of the suggested public 5K routes listed below. DPR will also open select locations with running tracks and allow residents to come and go as they please.

WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 8 am – 4 pm

WHERE: Anywhere in DC, at a DPR track, or on a suggested public 5K route

DPR Track Locations

Banneker Recreation Center - 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
Hillcrest Recreation Center - 3100 Denver Street, SE
Kenilworth Recreation Center - 4321 Ord Street, NE
Oxon Run Park Trail - 1200 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Palisades Community Center - 5200 Sherier Place, NW
Sherwood Recreation Center - 640 10th Street, NE
Stead Recreation Center - 1625 P Street, NW
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center - 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE

Suggested Public 5K Routes (find maps to suggested 5K routes by clicking the links below)

Anacostia Park
Hains Point
Freedom Plaza
Rock Creek Park
Shaw Neighborhood
White House to National Mall

Before, during, and after the 5K, residents are encouraged to tag @myfitdc and use the hashtags #HerStory5K and #CelebrateWomen when they share photos and selfies on social media. Participants can track their run time through the DPR sign-up portal to compare and connect with family and friends. Additionally, all month long, HerStory 5K will highlight various HerStory champions and showcase women-owned local businesses and #FITDC partners who have helped make the event what it is today.

In 2020, DPR, in partnership with AETNA, relaunched #FITDC3 – a citywide initiative to provide simplified health and wellness during these complicated times. The goal of #FITDC3 is to strengthen every body, empower every mind, and engage every community within the District. Residents can learn more about the #FITDC3 initiative at