6th annual

and Kid’s race

Damascus Regional Park



Schedule of Events

Pricing & Registration

Packet Pickup


Event History

Organizations Supported



Past results:

2010 Results

2011 Results
5K / 10K

2012 Results
5K / 10K

2013 Results
5K / 10K

2014 Results


2010 Photos:

Pre Race

Post Race




2011 Photos:

Pre Race






2013 Photos
courtesy of Hunter James Photography

2014 Photos
courtesy of Hunter James Photography

Race Information

We like to think that while there are a billion races out there, our Damascus Freedom 5K feels like none of them. Come on out and see for yourself.

Two races: Damascus Freedom 5K races + Kid's Quarter Mile FREEdom Fun Run.  Participation in the Kid's Quarter Mile FREEdom Fun Run is entirely free.

However this is MUCH more than just a race. There's something for everyone (especially the kids!)

  • Two moonbouces

  • Playground

  • Music provided by K-Sef Entertainment

  • Tons of food (including Jimmie Cone! J&P! Much more!)

  • Balloon items for the kids made on the spot.

  • Oh yeah, and we have our 5K and kid's race.

A great day is planned to raise money for a great cause, so come on out, be active with the community, and join the fun!  There is something for everyone.





7:30 AM
Packet pickup and race day registration opens

8:46 AM
Moment of silence
(Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower)
National Anthem follows

8:50 AM
Kid's Quarter Mile FREEdom FUN RUN (untimed)

9:03 AM
Moment of silence
(Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower)

9:11 AM

9:37 AM
Moment of silence
(Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon)

10:03 AM
Moment of silence
(Flight 93 crashes in Shanksville, PA)

10:05 AM
Elvis Tribute Artist Will Debley


5K Pricing & Registration

Date Range
Cost with cotton shirt
Cost with technical shirt

 Through June 30



 July 1 - August 23



August 23 - September 4
(No registration on 9/5 - 9/6)



 Race Day



Click HERE to register.
Heroes half price: Military, Police, Fire/Rescue, etc. - choose a Hero 5K option


Packet Pickup

There will still be race day check-in, but packet pickup will be available a day early on 9/6/14 between 9am - 2pm at MMA & Sport in Damascus in the shopping center by KFC and behind Weis.  Miss any lines, get shirts, bibs, etc. ahead of time.



No one complained about the course maps so I'm keeping them. The 5K course will run North along Magruder Branch Trail, turn left at Sweepstakes Rd. and Cutsail, follow a grassy and wooded path for a short time and head back to the trail and to the park.


In the winter of 2010, a group of friends noticed that the upcoming 9/11 would fall on a Saturday and decided to try to use the opportunity to unite the community and local businesses to create an appropriate, fun, family friendly event, respectful of the horrific events that occurred that day just 9 years earlier and hopefully give something back to those who serve by raising needed money for Disabled American Veterans. The Damascus Freedom 5K was born.

Between the time registration first opened on 7/21/2010 until race day on 9/11/2010, it became obvious that our great community would overwhelmingly support this event. In the end, 114 participants completed the inaugural event, a substantial contribution was made to Disabled American Veterans and it became clear that this event would continue.

In 2011, the event grew a lot. We added a 10K and in addition to the DAV, we added the Wounded Warrior Project, Fisher House and USO - Metropolitan Washington to the list of non-profit organizations we collectively support. The community came through again - big time! Our great sponsors returned and 199 people finished the races. Most importantly, our contributions grew substantially.

In 2012, we were pleased to name local organization Hero Dogs as a new beneficiary. We also continued to enjoy strong community support.

In 2013, we netted our largest field to date as 226 runners completed the races.  

This event could not go on without the support of our community - the runners, businesses, friends, family, others who volunteer, county employees (M-NCPPC and MCPD) and others who serve and protect our freedom everyday.


Race proceeds to benefit the great organizations listed below. They combine to support the troops in the field, their families while deployed and those who return wounded or disabled.


Questions?  Comments? You can help out on race day?

Please contact us via email:  damascusfreedom5k@gmail.com