The Race for Every Child's host hotel is the JW Marriott, perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Washington, across from Freedom Plaza and moments from the National mall and the US Capitol.
Click HERE to receive the discounted participant rate at the JW!
Map & Directions
There will be free shuttles for race participants running between Children's National Health System (111 Michigan Ave, NW Washington DC) and Freedom Plaza (13th St NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW). Shuttles will be clearly marked with an "Race for Every Child - Freedom Plaza" sign on the dashboard. Parking will be available at the Shiekh Zayed campus for all Race participants, although please note that if you choose this option there is a fee.
Staff are encouraged to park in the staff lot at no additional charge, but parking is limited.
The first shuttles will depart Children's National at 6:30 am - shuttles fill up quickly, so please plan accordingly. We are anticipating a large number of participants in the morning, so we will plan to send the shuttles out as soon as they fill up. Two shuttles with wheelchair lift will be available. Atlantic Shuttle coordinator will be on-site at Children’s National to assist passengers with timing of these particular vehicles.We appreciate your patience as we try to get everyone from Children's National to Freedom Plaza.
The shuttles will drop participants at the corner of 13th and E Streets. Freedom Plaza- Bound shuttles will continue until 9:30 am. Hospital-bound return shuttles will depart Freedom Plaza approximately every 15 minutes, with the last return trip departing at 1:00pm.
We encourage event participants to use the metro to travel to and from Freedom Plaza. Please note that the metro will not open until 7:00 AM, so we encourage you to pick up your race packet in advance in order to avoid long lines and eliminate the possibility of missing the race start.
The closest metro stops to the Race Start Area (13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) are:
- Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)
- Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Silver/Red Lines)
Check train times and information about shuttle service, parking, alternate routes, and track work at www.MetroForward.com or call 202-637-7000.
There is no exact address for Freedom Plaza. When using GPS, please use the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Official Parking Partner, Colonial Parking, is offering special discounted parking rate for participants and spectators. Visit the website to check out the discounted rates and pre-book your parking spot: https://www.ecolonial.com/locations/race-for-every-child-parking/. Lot 770 will open at 6:00 AM on race morning.
There are several parking lots near Freedom Plaza. If you are driving, leave extra time to park and walk to the site. Detailed parking garage information will be listed closer to Race day.