Fifth Annual Race4Respect™
welcomes Steven, Elena, Rachel, Sean, Megan and Cristina
from the Born This Way cast!

#stoptraffic4ds on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Washington, DC


More than just an awareness event.


Recently named the 2017 BEST 5K by RunWashington,  Race4Respect™ 5K & 1K Kids Dash was founded on the belief that if given an opportunity to experience an event together with someone who has Down syndrome, or any other disability, it will help to eliminate negative stereotypes and judgments.  These are the people that will one day be more inclined to hire these individuals, help them at the bus stop, chat with them at a coffee shop, or simply believe in their ability before automatically dismissing them as unable.  Race4Respect™ offers a USATF sanctioned 5K, 1K Kids Dash and a Virtual Race Option on the most coveted course in Washington, DC.  This is a family friendly event with beautiful views!



Washington, DC R4R

VIP Brunch celebrating 5 years of R4R!

Special VIP celebration immediately following the race this year!  Join the Born This Way cast for brunch at Elephant & Castle (Penn Ave directly behind the finish line) from 10:30am-1pm on, June 2nd! 

To win a ticket to this VIP event, all you need to do is be one of the first one hundred and fifty (150) people who raise a minimum of $321, which directly supports the R4R special education grants!  

Each winning ticket package includes: one 5K R4R registration*, a commemorative 5 year R4R anniversary long sleeve shirt, brunch plus two (2) drink tickets and a RESPECT intention bracelet...not to mention individual photo opportunities with the Born This Way cast members!! 


Race4Respect™ Store

hats, quarter zips, joggers, shorts & More...

Check out our new R4R Store, where you can purchase items for every climate in every region for any time of the year.  For a limited time we will be offering the Commemorative 5 Year Anniversary Long Sleeve T-Shirt.  Order now to secure yours!  Additional items available:

Hats, Visors, Joggers, Running Shorts, T-Shirts  SHOP HERE!



from planning to race day!

Race4Respect™ requires a large planning committee and team of volunteers for two-three weeks leading up to the actual race.  We have big jobs like registration or volunteer manager as well as small and specific jobs such as creating a flyer or email marketing template.  Race week and day volunteer jobs will be posted in the upcoming months.  Company, school or organization teams of volunteers are welcome! 

If you are interested in joining our planning team, please email us at or sign up HERE.  


Giving Back to the Community

TeamUp School Challenge

Race4Respect™ is committed to serving individuals with Down syndrome by supporting their entire community.  The TeamUp School Challenge awards special education grants to school teams.  In 2017, R4R awarded three grants to schools who have implemented programs and services to support individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities within their schools to achieve a more inclusive environment. 

Click HERE to Submit Application. (Winning teams are required to have at least 21 5K runners on their team to receive a special education grant prize)
Click HERE to read requirements and guidelines.

Race4Respect™ Inside Scoop will be sent weekly to participants and volunteers.  Want it delivered to your inbox?  Sign up HERE!

Thank you to our generous sponsors.  

Sponsor the 2018 Race4Respect

Interested in sponsoring the 2018 Race4Respect? 
Download our sponsorship document HERE or contact