Running to help others!


Due to the COVID pandemic and Public Health Guidelines, the Arlington Bunny Hop has been postponed until June 12, 2021 and has been restructured as two races.  You may register for either:

1)  REGISTRATION CLOSED:  An In-Person “Staggered Start Race" along the W&OD trail.  Runners and walkers will choose an approximate start ("corral") time at registration, and in order to provide good social distancing, one individual or one family group will be released to start approximately every minute.  The race will be timed, and start and finish times will be recorded.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place age group medals will be awarded for the Staggered Start timed race.  5K finisher medals will be given to all children under 12, OR

2)  REGISTRATION OPEN:  A “Virtual Race.”  Runners and walkers will choose their own time and place for their personal 5K from June 12-20 and will post their times to the registration website (like last year).

Depending on your comfort level with COVID risks and safety measures as the race date approaches, you may switch from the Staggered Start race to the Virtual Race by sending an e-mail to

            Staggered Start Race Virtual Race
Date:                       June 12   June 12-20
Place:            W&OD Trail, Bluemont Park    Anywhere
Time:                8 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     Anytime

Online registration is open.  Register early to get a corral (start) time of your liking--there is a County limit on the number of participants.  Be aware that there's always a possibility that COVID restrictions beyond our control could force the in-person race to be cancelled and converted to the Virtual Race.  Register before midnight May 23 for guaranteed t-shirts.  After the deadline, t-shirts will be first come, first served.  [Note:  6/1, sorry most sizes sold out.]  Registration will close at midnight on Tuesday, June 8 for the Staggered Start, In-Person race and midnight on Sunday, June 20 for the Virtual race. 

Our 2021 Race T-Shirt

Thanks for your ongoing support as we unite together to make our community stronger!

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.  To date, the Hop has contributed $37,132.68 to our beneficiaries:  Bridges to Independence and 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.