Running to help others!

The 6th Arlington Bunny Hop on April 15, 2023 was a huge success!

The weather cooperated and the after race block party was fabulous.  650 registered (a record); 508 actually ran or walked.  Here are two links to 2023 pictures:  PICTURES1 and PICTURES2

Many thanks for participating in the BUNNY HOP 2023!  Record registrations, increased sponsorships and memorial donations made a huge difference.  After the final accounting, the HOP raised $30,000 for Bridges to Independence—our largest grant ever.  The Hop has raised over $108,000 for Arlington charities over six years.

Bridges works hard to make Arlington a better place for all and to break intergenerational cycles of poverty.  We are thrilled to support them.  Funds donated through the Arlington Bunny Hop are channeled to Bridges’ Youth Support Programs at their family shelter near Clarendon and their services center located in Green Valley.  (More below.)

Special thanks to the 100 volunteers it took to make this race happen.  To the runners, walkers and strollers:  thank you all for making the day a success.  Also, a special congrats to those who were race winners!  It was great to see everyone having such a good time.  With the help of a favorable last-minute weather reprieve and a great block party, we ALL won.  The community atmosphere made the day unforgettable.

Bridges’ Youth Programs Include

  • Kids Empowered which leverages partnerships with various community organizations to provide fun and empowering activities such as arts and crafts, STEM nights, and guitar and swimming lessons for youth of all ages.
  • Bright Bridges is a community mentoring and tutoring program that pairs school-aged youth with adult volunteer mentors who help with homework, reading, and other activities.
  • Kick Start Kids is a summer program that involves kids’ entrepreneurship.  Children learn how to run a business as well as create and market their own product.  Then, they engage in pop-up sales activities selling crafts at community business locations in order to teach decision-making, salesmanship and management.
  • Youth Leadership Academy serves high school aged youth to teach confidence and leadership through one-on-one mentoring, seminars, and paid summer internships.



When:  Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.
Where:  Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving Street, Arlington, VA 22201
Who:  Competitive runners, fitness/frequent runners, joggers/recreational runners and walkers/strollers.
Children's Activities:  5K finisher medals will be given to all children crossing the finish line.  A Bounce House will be available after the race.
Costumes:  Costumes are welcome and encouraged for this fun, family event.  Medals will be awareded to three finishers with the best costumes.


Manual registration will be available at packet pickup ($5 extra):
   Thursday, April 13, noon until 8:00 p.m.
   Friday, April 14, noon until 8:00 p.m.
   Saturday, Race Day, April 15th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
   606 N. Irving Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Cutoff date for guaranteed t-shirt sizes is midnight, Sunday, March 26 (to allow lead time for printing and shipping).

Here's a VIDEO of our 2022 race.

2022 PICTURES and a VIDEO are available.

Many thanks from all of us on Team Bunny,

Denny Edelbrock, Race Director
John Glover, Race Manager
Sally Gabler, Sponsor Representative

To Log Your Virtual Results

Log into with your email and password (established when you registered).
Click on “My Account” (upper right) and select “My Account.”
Select Registrations in the black left sidebar.
Select Past Events.
Click the 3 dots in upper right corner of Bunny Hop 2022.
In the drop down menu, select “Log Result.”
Enter your time (HH, MM, SS) and submit.
Click “view post-race experience.”
Click “download certificate.”



We are exceedingly grateful that you registered and completed the race for our local charities.  This achievement would not have been possible without your extended efforts and willingness to try an old event in a new way!  We appreciate your steadfast and ongoing efforts to take care of our “neighbors.”

Our 2023 Race T-Shirt

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

Check our 2022 pictures, 2021 pictures, 2018 pictures, 2019 pictures and our 2018 video.