Running to help others!


The Arlington Bunny Hop has been postponed until June 12, 2021.  This year’s race format is dependent on how the coronavirus and Federal, Virginia and Arlington guidance and restrictions evolve through the spring.  We are hopeful that the situation will be clearer by late March.  Please check back for periodic updates as we work to ensure a safe, inclusive and fun event for all.  If a live race is not possible, we hope to be able to provide a choice between either a timed or virtual race.  At least, we will have another “virtual” race like 2020.  Thanks for your ongoing support as we unite together to make our community stronger!


The results are in.  The 2020 Virtual Arlington Bunny Hop was a huge success.  (But obviously not as much fun as a real race.)  In spite of the coronavirus which forced a change to a “virtual race” format, the Bunny Hop raised more for charities than the previous two years.  This year, grants are being made to:

  • Bridges to Independence - $10,000.  Bridges will use their grant to help house local homeless families. The check received in June will help house four families in June and start the process to house four more in July! In addition to providing families with security deposits, application fees, and rent, your support provides add-on services to help families remain in housing, such as case management, workforce development, financial empowerment, youth development, and basic needs like furniture, personal supplies, and food.
  • Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) - $8,000.  OAR will use this grant to support all of their programs.  OAR is confronting and dismantling racism in the legal and other societal systems.  They support individuals of all genders returning to the community from incarceration and their families in the homecoming process.  OAR also offers alternative sentencing options through community service to youth and adults to avoid the trauma of incarceration and instead remain a part of helping the community thrive.

After re-shaping the Hop into a virtual event, many of you helped spread the word to participants outside of the metro area.  The result was a race held from England to Hawaii and in at least 10 states (see map below).  337 runners and walkers registered.  66 posted results ranging from a very fast pace of 6 minutes per mile to a leisurely stroll of 30 minutes per mile.  You can see the results at (select “Anywhere-Arlington Bunny Hop).

Check our 2018 pictures, 2019 pictures and our 2018 video.





The race's mission is to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy a fun, healthy, spring weather activity together and to raise support for local Arlington charities. The race is an Outreach mission of the Clarendon United Methodist Church. For our first two years in 2018 and 2019, over 1200 people including racers, volunteers and entertainers participated and all net proceeds from the race (OVER $20,000) was donated to Bridges to Independence.  For 2020, we are adding a second beneficiary, OAR (Offender Aid and Resortation).  Proceeds come from registration fees, donations, and sponsors. Additionally, several businesses have provided support in the form of donated services and loaned equipment. Join us for a romp through the historic and eclectic Ashton Heights neighborhood near Clarendon.