Public Service 5K


Event Date

Sun, May 1, 2016


Washington, DC


Activity Today Later

Team (max of 5 people) - Group-registration Team

$75 $75 Closed

Family (2 adults max, no more than 5 people total) - Family

$50 $50 Closed

Individual - Adult

$25 $25 Closed

Individual - Adult - Public Employee

$20 $20 Closed

Individual - Student/Child

$10 $15 Closed

Virtual Runner - Anywhere, USA! - Individual

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

Now in its fourth year, the Public Service 5K Run/Walk is an integral part of PSRW, giving public employees in the DC Metropolitan area a visible reminder they are valued and offering friends, family, and the broader community the opportunity to come together to thank and show their support for our country’s civil servants.  
The race takes place on a closed course in Anacostia Park in Southeast DC.  The venue includes opportunities for upper tier sponsors to exhibit and share information with participants and spectators.  From just under 400 participants and volunteers in its inaugural year, to an expected attendance of over 600 runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators this year, the PS5K continues to grow, attracting public employees and their friends and family, as well as dedicated members of the local running community.
Race proceeds benefit the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), the only Feds Helping Feds charity, assisting federal employees when personal or natural disasters strike, and helping make college more affordable for federal families.

Sponsors of the Public Service 5K share a desire to thank public employees for the extraordinary work they do every day. Public employees value this highly visible show of support and join with us in thanking all the PS5K Sponsors. Thank you to all of our 2016 race sponsors!

Event details and schedule

Packet Pickup: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11:00am-3:00pm at Potomac River Running located at 4501 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203.

Race Time: The race will begin at 9:00am on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Course: Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr., SE, Washington, DC 20020 (Acquatic Resources Education Center)

Arrival Info: The race will begin promptly at 9:00am. If you plan to drive, please arrive no later than 8:30am. The access road will close at 8:30am, and it will not reopen until after all runners have completed the race.

Parking Info: FREE Parking is plentiful at Anacostia Park. Please park your vehicle at the northern end of the park near the Skating Pavilion; please note that you must arrive before 8:30am. The closest Metro station (Potomac Ave on the Orange-Blue lines) is about a 20-minute walk from the start/finish area. The access road will be closed until around 10am or once all runners have completed the race.

Race Time Details: Our event will be professionally timed by RaceDC Timing using the ChronoTrack system (B-tag) which automatically records your time as you cross the finish line. Post-race results will be available at

Strollers & Children are welcome to participate! Our event will take place on a closed course (thanks to the U.S. Park Police). If you would like to run with a stroller, we have a few requirements: you must start in the back, you may not weave through packs of runners, and you must always yield the right of way to other runners. As long as you drive responsibly, you shouldn’t have a problem bringing junior along for the ride. Children in strollers do not need to register and should not wear a timing tag if he/she is catching a ride. Children who plan to run should be registered and will receive a t-shirt (XS available!) and timing tag.

Dogs: Dogs will not be permitted on the course.

Bathrooms: Restrooms will be open and available near the start/finish area.

Water Stop: We will have a water stop at the halfway mark that will be staffed by volunteers.

Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers. Other prizes will be provided by our race sponsors for the indivudal age group winners.

Post-Race Festivities: We will have music playing before, during, and after the race. Water, fruit, and other light snacks will be available at the finish line.

Volunteers: The success of our event rests squarely with our volunteers. We need help with registration, safety, the water stop, and clean up. If you would like to help out, please send an email to Every volunteer will receive a free event t-shirt! 

VIRTUAL RUNNER Program: Not available to run or walk with us on May 1st in Washington, DC, but still want to participate? Register as a Virtual Runner! We will send you an official race t-shirt and hope you will join in by running or walking in your own neighborhood on May 1Be sure to tweet us pictures! @FedsHelpingFeds

Please note there is a non-refundable processing fee from that will be added at the end of your order.

No refunds will be given, but you are allowed to transfer your registration to someone else. 

For any questions we have not answered, please send an email to

Please visit the FEEA website after the race to see pictures, winners, and post-event info!

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