Introducing Anacostia Fun Runs!


Have you ever wanted to explore the Anacostia Tributary Trails, but aren’t sure where to start? Join us this summer for the Anacostia Fun Run Series!  AWS will be hosting three fun run events, which are free and open to the public, so that people can get to know this steadily-expanding trail system.  Each event will be led by an AWS staff member, who will provide information about some of the watershed’s wildlife and history during an approximately 3 mile run at a ten minute mile pace (you don’t need to be a marathon runner to join us!).  See below for descriptions of each event. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.  We’ll provide a cooler of water, but you’ll need to bring your own bottle.   We are working to develop programs for cyclists as well, but for these events we would prefer if everyone joined us on foot.

The three events highlight three different sections of the trail.

Fun Run #1: June 16 - 6:30-7:30pm

This route begins at Colmar Manor Park near 3200 37th Ave in Colmar Manor, Maryland, and continues to the Bladensburg Wetlands before returning to the start.  This scenic 3.5 mile jog highlights some of the most natural scenery along the river.  Participants may see eagles, herons, osprey, turtles, and more.

Register for this event here!   

Fun Run #2: July 22 - 6:30-7:30pm

This route begins at the Aquatic Resources Education Center at 1900 Anacostia Drive SE in Anacostia Park and continues to Benning Rd before returning to the start.  This three mile jog highlights both natural and urban portions of the trail.  Participants will run through Anacostia Park, on one of the newest portions of the trail, and see some of the residential neighborhoods that line the river.

Register for this event here!

Fun Run #3: August 26 - 6:30-7:30pm

This route begins at the Anacostia Community Boathouse at 1900 M ST SE and continues to Kingman Island before returning to the start.  This three mile jog highlights the southeast waterfront region, which is the center of renewed development.  Participants will follow the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Kingman and Heritage Islands Park, a hidden gem in the city.

Register for this event here!

Please use the links above to register for the events.  All questions should be directed to Paul Ryberg at or 301-699-6204 x 112.


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