Bag Check

Bag Check Information


When you pick up your packet at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, September 10 or Saturday, September 11, you will receive a clear plastic Bag Check bag. These Bag Check bags must be used for Sunday bag check, so save them if you plan to use the bag check. No Exceptions!

Ten Mile Bag Check Opens at 6:05 A.M.

There will be a three large white tents  for checking your belongings on the Washington Monument Grounds for the 10-Mile and on Independence Ave. in the vicinity of the Sylvan Theater for the 5K. Runners MUST place their belongings in the clear drawstring Bag Check Bags obtained at packet pick-up. These bags will have a place to write your bib number with a marker directly on the bag itself. In addition, there will be a tear off portion on the top of your bib number to affix to your bag in a visible location for additional identification purposes. Give your bag to a volunteer at the correct tent based on your bib number.

Ten Mile Runners: You must check your bag at the tent no later than 7:05 A.M. and all bags must be retrieved by 11:00 A.M.

5K Runners/Walkers: You must check your bag at the tent no later than 8:35 A.M. (5 minutes before the start of the 5K).

If you Switch Races (this was allowed through August 15 for a 5K to 10 Mile switch and through race day for a 10 Mile to 5K switch), take your bag to the bag check of the race you are running. Be sure to fill out the Race Switch Form if you want to switch races.

Please note that we cannot accept backpacks and other large items. All checked items must fit in the clear plastic bag. Your belongings are checked at your own risk. Please do not leave valuables. Unclaimed bags will be returned to the race office and held for 30 days before being donated or discarded.