Sunday, May 31, 2015  

Runners take your mark and start training for the 2015 Herndon Festival. A 10K and 5K race will be held on May 31. The race course takes you through historic downtown Herndon during Herndon Festival weekend. Both the 10k and 5k courses are USATF certified. Awards are presented to the top two finishers from each age group from the 10 & under, to 70 & over. 

A t-shirt will be given to the first 800 preregistered 10k and 5k participants. Following the race, participants can enjoy refreshments, door prizes, music, and an award ceremony. Breakfast breads and muffins have traditionally been provided compliments of Great Harvest Bread company.  In addition, runners will have the opportunity to visit vendors in our Fitness Expo and pick up some special offers.

Packet pick-up will be held Saturday, May 30,  from 11 am - 4 pm and on Sunday, May 31 from 6:15-7:15 am at the Herndon Community Center.

Please Note: Participants should be able to complete the 10k race in 90 minutes and the 5k race in 45 minutes – After these times, race officials will transport any participants still remaining on the courses back to the Herndon Community Center.

2015 Event Details:

The Course

Both of the races will be run on certified courses throughout the Town of Herndon on paved roads. USATF rules prohibit strollers, baby joggers, pets, in-line skates and headphones on the course. Water stops will be available throughout the course. The race will begin and end at the Herndon Community Center. Click here to for a map of the race route.

Post Race Activities

Refreshments will be provided for race participants.  Door prize drawings will be made and you must be present to win. Post race music provided by a DJ who will also recognize age group winners. Visit our several fitness expo booths where vendors will be present from local businesses. 


Awards will be given to the top two finishers, both male and female, for each race in the following age categories:

  • 10 and under
  • 11-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and over

Overall winners will receive great running merchandise in addition to an award.

2015 Registration Fees - available Jan. 2015

  • Early Registration on or Before April 30 - $30
  • Regular Registration May 1 - May 30 - $35
  • Race Day - May 31 - $45
  • Ages 15 and Under Flat Fee -  $20


From DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland, take Route 66 or 495 to the Dulles Toll Road. Take the Toll Road West to Herndon (Exit 10). Go right on Elden Street. Take a left immediately after the fifth light onto Ferndale Avenue.


Limited parking will be available at the Herndon Community Center. Additional parking is available at Herndon Middle School, located at 901 Locust Street (from Elden Street, turn on to Locust Street before coming to Ferndale Avenue).

Fitness Expo Vendors Wanted

Great opportunity to meet and greet hundreds of runners. Businesses are welcome to have a booth space and demonstrate their services. More info available Jan. 2015.

Results from past 10K/5K Races:

Click here for the 2014 results. 

Click here for 2013 results.

Click here for 2012 results.