Saturday, May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Semper Fi 5K
Semper Fi 5K
Ohio Drive, West Potomac Park
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
06:00AM
May 12, 2018
$0.00
 

Semper Fi 5K

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Well Run Race with a FunLocation - by , 05/17/2018
4/ 4stars
I really enjoy the Semper Fi 5K for the course and the cause. It is very well organized, better in 2018 than in 2017. I was disappointed in the post race photo selection. The photographers didn't capture very many of the runners crossing the finish line after the 25 minute mark. I always enjoy getting at least one picture from the racers I participate in and for the second year in a row the Semper Fi 5k photos were limited. I wish you would have more photographers to capture the event.
NC Down East Runners - by , 05/16/2018
5/ 5stars
This was my 4th consecutive Semper Fi 5K in DC...an event that always makes me so happy to know that 100% of the proceeds go for our wounded military! I had the honor last year to cross paths in my home state at CLT with a North Carolina Vet who had just received an artificial limb through the support of the Semper Fi Fund. This 5K is a priority for me and easy to arrange travel and schedule even though I'm from NC. The venue is the best and so beautiful! Saturday mornings in May timing is perfect...temperatures usually just right. Zack, the event organizer, is fantastic and an inspiration himself because of his selfless dedication! Thank you to Zack and all the volunteers who make this opportunity to pay it forward, or even give back, possible for the rest of us!
Maps & Location - by , 05/15/2018
5/ 5stars
I had a great time running the race! Running plus a good cause? No way to beat it! My one issue with the race is the unclear starting point when trying to navigate to it via map apps. "Ohio Drive" can spit you out anywhere and the map with the race course & parking was helpful but was still not specific enough (I just pinned part of the park and then routed there). This may honestly be a problem with the park service rather than your map but I had a similar experience when I ran in 2017. Thank you so much for all the work you do! I want it to be easier to find so that more people can run it :)
Fun race, inspiring cause, great tshirt - by , 05/15/2018
5/ 5stars
Aside from benefiting a great and very important cause, the Semper Fi 5k was a fun, scenic race that was well-executed and featured truly the best race tshirt I've received. I was impressed by everyone's energy and passion for Semper Fi's mission, and enjoyed the course that took place right behind the Lincoln Memorial.
Imperial Satisfaction - by , 05/15/2018
5/ 5stars
The Empire sent its representative to run this race and have found it to be supremely satisfying. A great run with some very dedicated individuals participating. It is something that I will be attending again either back in DC or locally.
Great race - by , 05/15/2018
5/ 5stars
I hadn't run an organized 5k in over a decade and was very pleased with a limited frills event where the emphasis was on the cause and the run/walk and not on expensive t-shirts or gimmicks.
Kit - if possible - by , 05/14/2018
5/ 5stars
Fellows, I tried hard to join you but, for duty reasons, I wasn't able neither to get the kit nor to participate on Sat. Is there any way for me to get the shirt? I would really like to have it... Thanks, Fernando fernandes.bartholomeu@jid.org
Very good cause - by , 05/14/2018
5/ 5stars
This was a great race and a very good cause.
Another great Semper Fi 5K in DC - by , 05/13/2018
5/ 5stars
Great course location and well organized and run race.
Lots of fun! - by , 05/13/2018
5/ 5stars
It's lots of fun and a short, easy course. Great to run along the Potomac and past the monuments in DC.
Great race, but don't start it early! - by , 05/13/2018
4/ 4stars
This is my third time running the Semper Fi 5K. It's a great race, with a great cause, on a great course, with great volunteers. PLEASE just don't ever schedule and advertise a race time and then start the race earlier than that time. I was still warming up when the gun went off - five minutes before the scheduled start time. Even those who were at least near the start line were very thrown off by the early start time. I've been racing for a lot of years and I have never seen that. I will be back next year, just please start on time (even a bit late is okay!). Thank you for putting on an otherwise great race. I am happy to donate to such a worthy cause, as well.
Fun Race! - by , 05/13/2018
5/ 5stars
This event is very well organized, in a great location, and a lot of fun. The course is scenic, very flat, out and back on a single road.
Nice course - by , 05/12/2018
4/ 4stars
I loved the course. What could be improved is an announcement or signs indicating mile pace to make the start go off better. I almost ran over 2 people who were almost walking and laughing at the start. They shouldn't be up at the front of the race.
Overall good race but started early - by , 05/12/2018
3/ 3stars
Overall I thought the race was good but I was confused that it started at 8:25, though the stated time on the website said 8:30. I didn't make it to the start line in time and had to start at the back. I finished in the top 10 women but I had to weave around people a lot in the first mile because I was so far back which made my race less than optimal. I was also confused that there appeared to be registration available at the race but your website said it wasn't available race morning. Please provide accurate information on your website.
I love this race - by , 05/12/2018
5/ 5stars
I think this is a great 5k for beginners like me because the course is flat and beautiful. The organizers do a great job and I have enjoyed the last few races very much. Thank you to the organizers for all you do for this race!
Excellent - by , 05/12/2018
5/ 5stars
Beautiful weather, super organized and inspiring runners
Awesome race! - by , 05/12/2018
5/ 5stars
Fantastic race, well organized, awesome flat course! It was a great time!!
Great Job - by , 05/12/2018
5/ 5stars
Truly enjoyed today's Semper Fi 5K! Good people, GREAT CAUSE! Well run race and awards ceremony. Appreciate all the volunteers.
Great cause - by , 05/12/2018
3/ 3stars
But as a runner - the race started 5 minutes early; why no onsite packet pick-up (I'm familiar with NPS regs regarding cash, but pick-up?); what happened to internet streaming of results?

RaceThread.com Ohio Drive, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001, United States

Running: 5K

RaceThread.com Saturday, May 12th, 2018

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Join us near the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, May 12, 2018 for the Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk to help us raise $60,000 for our wounded warriors! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Directions: Take the Metro! The Arlington Cemetery (Blue) and Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange) stops are the closest - ensure you hop on the first available train when the Metro opens (at 7:00 a.m.) to ensure you arrive on time (20+ minute walk)!

Parking: There will be NO PARKING ALONG OHIO DRIVE on Saturday morning. We strongly encourage you to walk, metro, bike or take a taxi. If you absolutely must drive, the closest parking will be on Constitution Ave.

Timing: Our 5K run/walk will be professionally timed using a thin RFID tag attached to the back of your race number. Please do not remove it. Also, do not fold or bend your race bib, or you might damage your timing chip.

Results/Awards: Results will be available in real time at the start/finish area (and online). The awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The top male and female finishers will be announced, as well as 1st and 2nd place females and males in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-24, Keep Reading

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I really enjoy the Semper Fi 5K for the course and the cause. It is very well organized, better in 2018 than in 2017. I was disappointed in the post race photo selection. The photographers didn't capture very many of the runners crossing the finish line after the 25 minute mark. I always enjoy getting at least one picture from the racers I participate in and for the second year in a row the Semper Fi 5k photos were limited. I wish you would have more photographers to capture the event.

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Raced in 2018 and competed in Running: 5K.
Experience level is Intermediate.

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NC Down East Runners
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f.....@yahoo.com
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This was my 4th consecutive Semper Fi 5K in DC...an event that always makes me so happy to know that 100% of the proceeds go for our wounded military! I had the honor last year to cross paths in my home state at CLT with a North Carolina Vet who had just received an artificial limb through the support of the Semper Fi Fund. This 5K is a priority for me and easy to arrange travel and schedule even though I'm from NC. The venue is the best and so beautiful! Saturday mornings in May timing is perfect...temperatures usually just right. Zack, the event organizer, is fantastic and an inspiration himself because of his selfless dedication! Thank you to Zack and all the volunteers who make this opportunity to pay it forward, or even give back, possible for the rest of us!

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m.....@gmail.com
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I had a great time running the race! Running plus a good cause? No way to beat it! My one issue with the race is the unclear starting point when trying to navigate to it via map apps. "Ohio Drive" can spit you out anywhere and the map with the race course & parking was helpful but was still not specific enough (I just pinned part of the park and then routed there). This may honestly be a problem with the park service rather than your map but I had a similar experience when I ran in 2017. Thank you so much for all the work you do! I want it to be easier to find so that more people can run it :)

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Fun race, inspiring cause, great tshirt
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Aside from benefiting a great and very important cause, the Semper Fi 5k was a fun, scenic race that was well-executed and featured truly the best race tshirt I've received. I was impressed by everyone's energy and passion for Semper Fi's mission, and enjoyed the course that took place right behind the Lincoln Memorial.

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Imperial Satisfaction
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The Empire sent its representative to run this race and have found it to be supremely satisfying. A great run with some very dedicated individuals participating. It is something that I will be attending again either back in DC or locally.

Raced in 2018 and competed in Running: 5K.
Experience level is Beginner.

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Great race
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c.....@gmail.com
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I hadn't run an organized 5k in over a decade and was very pleased with a limited frills event where the emphasis was on the cause and the run/walk and not on expensive t-shirts or gimmicks.

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Kit - if possible
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f.....@jid.org
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Fellows, I tried hard to join you but, for duty reasons, I wasn't able neither to get the kit nor to participate on Sat.

Is there any way for me to get the shirt? I would really like to have it...

Thanks,

Fernando
fernandes.bartholomeu@jid.org

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Very good cause
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This was a great race and a very good cause.

Raced in 2017 and competed in Running: 5K.
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Another great Semper Fi 5K in DC
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Great course location and well organized and run race.

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Experience level is Intermediate.

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Lots of fun!
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It's lots of fun and a short, easy course. Great to run along the Potomac and past the monuments in DC.

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Great race, but don't start it early!
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j.....@gmail.com
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This is my third time running the Semper Fi 5K. It's a great race, with a great cause, on a great course, with great volunteers. PLEASE just don't ever schedule and advertise a race time and then start the race earlier than that time. I was still warming up when the gun went off - five minutes before the scheduled start time. Even those who were at least near the start line were very thrown off by the early start time. I've been racing for a lot of years and I have never seen that. I will be back next year, just please start on time (even a bit late is okay!). Thank you for putting on an otherwise great race. I am happy to donate to such a worthy cause, as well.

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Fun Race!
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c.....@yahoo.com
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This event is very well organized, in a great location, and a lot of fun. The course is scenic, very flat, out and back on a single road.

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Nice course
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b.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

I loved the course.

What could be improved is an announcement or signs indicating mile pace to make the start go off better. I almost ran over 2 people who were almost walking and laughing at the start. They shouldn't be up at the front of the race.

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Overall good race but started early
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t.....@gmail.com
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Overall I thought the race was good but I was confused that it started at 8:25, though the stated time on the website said 8:30. I didn't make it to the start line in time and had to start at the back. I finished in the top 10 women but I had to weave around people a lot in the first mile because I was so far back which made my race less than optimal. I was also confused that there appeared to be registration available at the race but your website said it wasn't available race morning. Please provide accurate information on your website.

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I love this race
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A.....@yahoo.com
| 1 Review

I think this is a great 5k for beginners like me because the course is flat and beautiful. The organizers do a great job and I have enjoyed the last few races very much. Thank you to the organizers for all you do for this race!

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Excellent
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m.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

Beautiful weather, super organized and inspiring runners

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Awesome race!
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J.....@yahoo.com
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Fantastic race, well organized, awesome flat course! It was a great time!!

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Great Job
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d.....@gmail.com
| 1 Review

Truly enjoyed today's Semper Fi 5K! Good people, GREAT CAUSE! Well run race and awards ceremony. Appreciate all the volunteers.

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Great cause
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D.....@aol.com
| 1 Review

But as a runner - the race started 5 minutes early; why no onsite packet pick-up (I'm familiar with NPS regs regarding cash, but pick-up?); what happened to internet streaming of results?

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