Holiday Lights Run


Each December, since 2009, DC Capital Striders Running Group has organized a holiday themed fun run.  In 2009, the run was held at Blackfinn Ameripub DC with approximately 200 participants.  In 2010, the run was held in front of Union Station with drinks and food provided by Union Pub.  In 2011 and 2012, the run was held at Washington Court Hotel.  Since 2013, the run has been held at Renaissance Hotel DC.  

Since 2012, we have partnered with Salvation Army and have asked participants to bring new, unwrapped toys as part of their Angel Tree Program.  In recent years, we have raised thousands of dollars for both St. Judes Children's Research Hospital and So Others Might Eat.

The 2018 run started and finished at Arc’teryx and the after run party was held at Mackey’s Pub. We thank them for their generous hospitality!

Photos from 2018:

Please visit our facebook page here to see photos from this amazing event and registration information.

See news story on WUSA Channel 9 of 2016 event here:

Thank you to all the amazing sponsors we have had over the years including: Blackfinn Ameripub, Union Station, Washington Court Hotel, Renaissance DC Hotel, Safety and Health Foundation, Altra, Salomon, The Dubliner, Kelly's Irish Times, Leopold Brothers, Injinji, Caboose Brewing Company, Rose Physical Therapy Group, 405 Yoga, Corrigan Sports, The Liaison, Road ID, RMA Associates, Vigor, DC, Comedy Writers Club, Fast Track Sports Medicine and Performance Center, Sweat X Sports Detergent, North Face Endurance Challenge Series, Nathan Sports, Avitae Caffeinated Water, Petzl, Kora Italian Restaurant, Gordon Beirsch, Three Club Nutrition, Grass Roots Fitness, Tom Tom, DC Rock and Roll Marathon, Feld Entertainment, Maryland Heat Race, Four Sisters Grill, Healthy Fresh Meals, Curtis Mason Photography, Old Greenbelt Theater, Spark Physiotherapy, Sport and Spine Rehabilitation, Undermates, Roll Recovery, Cherry Blossom Ten Miler and Lafayette Square Tours, Sweat DC, Oiselle, RX Bar, FootKinetics, Running Warehouse, Enerter Insoles, Reddbar, Safety Skin, NoxGear, RunGoo, WrightSocks, Bare Snacks, OS1, REI, NipEaze, Sweetgreen, Sugar Shack, Arct’eryx, Mackey’s Pub, Potomac River Running Stores.

2017 Event Photos