Race to Stop Human Trafficking
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Washington D.C. Race to Stop Traffick

Come join us as we "Race to Stop Traffick" on Saturday, October 7 at Lake Accotink Park in Northern Virginia.

About the Race

Come join us as we "Race to Stop Traffick" Saturday October 7, 2017 at 8am, at Lake Accotink Park in Northern Virginia. There will be a 1 mile Fun Run as well as a timed 5k. Families and kids can participate in post-race festivities such as carnival games, face painting, balloon art, and the very popular raffle booth.

Due to space restrictions, this year’s race will be capped at the first 300 participants. Race t-shirts and snacks will be given to every participant with prizes awarded to the top finishers in each category.

Categories include the following:

5K Race:

  • top 3 male finishers
  • top 3 female 5K finishers
  • top 3 children (12 and under) finishers
  • 1 Mile Fun Run:

  • top 3 children (12 and under) finishers
  • 1st place ages 7-9
  • 1st place age 6 and under
  • All proceeds directly benefit Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue and help rehabilitate children from human trafficking. Register now.

    Virtual 5K Participants

    For abolitionists who want to participate in the liberation efforts 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 picture of yourself from during/after your run with the hashtag #racetostoptraffick then 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 racetostoptraffick@gmail.com or fill out a volunteer profile.


    If you’re interesting in supporting Operation Underground Railroad but can’t make it to the race or do a virtual run, you can still help! Donations can be made directly on the Washington D.C. Volunteer Team website for O.U.R.

    Course Info

    This year’s Race to Stop Traffick will take place at Lake Accotink in Springfield, Va at 5660 Heming Ave., Springfield, VA. at the McLaren Shelter. The course runs through a forested park and alongside a beautiful lake. Strollers are welcome on the 1 Mile but discouraged on the 5k due to space limitations.

    2017 race route in Lake Accotink Park

    The parking lot will be clearly marked and there is no fee to park. No pets are allowed.

    Please note: There are two separate entrances to Lake Accotink. In order to get directed to the correct entrance, type the given address (5660 Heming Ave, Springfield, VA) into your GPS finder as doing a general search for Lake Accotink will likely direct you to the wrong entrance.

    Event Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. – Check in
  • 8:45 a.m. – Program and warm up begins
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run begins and activities open
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5k race begins
  • 10:20 a.m. – Race winners announced
  • 10:40 a.m. – Raffle winners announced
  • 11:00 a.m. - Event ends
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