FAQs

What's the race's mission?  The race's mission is to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy a fun, healthy Spring activity together, and to raise support for local charities:  Bridges to Independence and OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration).

What can you expect?  Participants -- young and old will run and walk through the Bluemont Park (Staggered Start Race) or their neighborhoods (Virtual Race).  Some racers wear the popular race T-shirt while others wear summer sports gear.

How will my time be measured?  For the Staggered Start race, your bib will have an electronic chip which will automatically measure your time on the course.  For the Virtual Race, you will time yourself and post your results to our website.

Where does the money go?  Clarendon United Methodist Church will donate all net proceeds from the event to local beneficiaries. If you or your business is interested in supporting or sponsoring the Bunny Hop, please contact our Race Director, Denny Edelbrock, (703) 517-2740, or email us at ArlingtonBunnyHop@gmail.comSee our Race Sponsors page by clicking the button above.

How many folks participate?  For our first race in 2018, 582 registered, 595 in 2019.  337 registered for our 2020 Virtual Race.

What should I wear?  Your Bunny Hop T-shirt of course! Get it at Packet Pick-up. Check the weather to see if you should wear a long-sleeve shirt under it. That's what most folks do.

Is there SWAG?  You betcha!  All Runners registered by midnight May 23 will be guaranteed, as part of their race registration, an Arlington Bunny Hop t-shirt.

What about water?  There is a water fountain at the Custis Trail intersection at approximately the 1/2 mile and 2 ½ mile points.

How fast are the runners?  This is a Bunny Hop, not a chicken race! You can do it!  We usually have a good mix of runners, joggers and walkers.  To ensure social distancing, the start will be staggered at one minute intervals. 

How about medals?  Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd  and 3rd place male and female finishers in multiple age groups.  “5K medals” will also be awarded to all children who finish the Staggered Start course. 

May my dog come? For the Staggered Start Race and Virtual Race, Arlington County rules apply which allow well-behaved dogs as long as they’re on a leash.  Don’t forget the little baggies.

May I  run with a stroller?  Yes.  Baby strollers and baby joggers will be allowed to race, but please be careful of other runners.

What about bathrooms?  Public restrooms are available at shelters in Bluemont Park.

What is your refund policy?  Unfortunately, there are no refunds for this event.  We also do not provide transfers or deferments.  An alternative is to switch to the Virtual Race which you can run anytime, anywhere from June 12-20.  Remember, all proceeds go to Arlington charities--your donation is appreciated.

May I pick up a packet for friends or family?  Yes, you may pick up a packet for soneone else.  Please make sure they are aware that you will be picking up their packet.

Is there a bag drop?  No, but parking is very near the start point.

What about parking?  Parking is available at the Manchester Street entrance to Bluemont Park.  On-street parking is available in the adjacent neighborhood.