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Mayor Bowser Invites Residents to Register for the 2023 FITDC Fresh Start 5K

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

*The FITDC Fresh Start 5K will now be held IN-PERSON on January 1, 2023, starting at Freedom Plaza. Tracks at DCPS schools will no longer be available that day. Please click this link to register and learn more about where to pick up your bib:

(Washington, DC) – With the New Year approaching, Mayor Muriel Bowser is inviting residents to register for the ninth annual FITDC Fresh Start 5K, which will take place on January 1, 2023. 

“Each new year is an opportunity to recommit to a successful and healthy future,” said Mayor Bowser. “We started the Fresh Start 5K in 2015, and now it is a tradition we look forward to each year – joining thousands of neighbors in getting a strong start to the New Year with a brisk run or walk in our beautiful city.”

The FITDC Fresh Start 5K is a free event and residents who register at will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Residents who register for the FITDC Fresh Start 5K will be encouraged to share themselves completing the 5K on social media using the hashtag #FreshStart5K.

Runner/walker packets and T-shirts can be picked up on Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30 from 10 am – 4 pm at the four locations listed below. Shirts will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

  • Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard Street NW)
  • Edgewood Recreation Center (301 Franklin Street NE)
  • Deanwood Community Center (1350 49th Street NE)
  • Wilson Aquatic Center (4551 Fort Drive NW)