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. This year's beneficiary is Bridges to Independence.
What can you expect? Participants -- young and old will run and walk through the Live Race course 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 Live 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.com. See our Race Sponsors page by clicking the menu tab above.
How many folks participate? For our first race in 2018, 582 registered. 595 in 2019, 337 in 2020 for our Virtual Race, 340 for 2021 in Bluemont Park and Virtual, and 439 for 2022 in the Ashton Heights neighborhood and Virtual.
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 April 3 will be guaranteed, as part of their race registration, an Arlington Bunny Hop t-shirt.
What about water? There will be two water points along the Live Race course, one in the cemetery and one at Lyon Park.
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.
How about medals? Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female runners and male and female place finishers in multiple age groups: 6-10, 11-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. “5K medals” will also be awarded to all children who finish.
May my dog come? For the Live 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 the start/finish.
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 April 23-30. 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.
What about parking? On-street parking is available in the adjacent neighborhood streets. North Ivy, Jackson and Kenmore streets between Wilson Blvd and 5th Street and along 5th and 6th Streets are suggested.