Charity Walks are a wonderful way to improve your own health and raise money for worthwhile Washington, D.C. area charities at the same time. Special events are held each year, providing the perfect opportunity to volunteer some time, set exercise goals and make new friends. Here is the schedule of upcoming walks in the Washington, D.C. area, including Maryland and Virginia. Note, the exact dates are updated as announced.

Colon Cancer Alliance - Scope It Out 5k
March - Washington, D.C.

The Scope It Out 5K will kick off at Freedom Plaza, 13th & Pennsylvania, and will include a scenic tour of popular DC sites including the National Galley, Newseum, FBI Headquarters, Ford’s Theater, U.S. Botanical Gardens, and the Capitol. The event, held during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, is focused on cancer awareness and calls attention to the colonoscopy. The Washington, D.C. Metro Area has the third highest colon cancer mortality rate in the country. Overall, colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
May - Washington, D.C.
The Avon Walk is a marathon walk spread-out over a Saturday and Sunday. You can walk as far as you choose or up to 39 miles throughout the weekend. In order to participate as a walker in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, each person commits to raising a minimum of $1,800 towards the fight against breast cancer.

Relay for Life
Dates Vary - Many Locations in the Washington, D.C. Area
Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraiser, an overnight activity where teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. This charitable event brings a community together to raise money to prevent, detect, and treat cancer.

The Public Service 5K
May - Washington, D.C.

The 5K in Anacostia Park kicks off Public Service Week and gives government employees, their families and friends a way to show their support and appreciation for our nation’s dedicated public servants. Proceeds will benefit the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and emergency assistance. Advance registration is required.