2023 DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2-Mile Fun Run

 Registration is closed for this event

This will be race #2 of the Snowball Series. 

Race Director/s: Bob Thurston and Delabian Rice-Thurston

Course: USATF certified 10K loop course on Macarthur Boulevard and the C&O Canal Towpath, click here for map.

Event Schedule:

10:00am -- 2 Mile Fun Run (shorter, FREE race accompanying the "main event"). 
10:30am -- 10K Race.

Registration and Fees:

Online advance registration through 7 PM the day before the race:

$0 for club members (with or without Bread)

$0 for non-members (with a contribution of Bread as listed below)

$10 for non-members. (with no bread contribution as listed below)

Entry fee is a loaf of home-baked (not store-bought!) bread.  Please see below, or contact race directors Bob Thurston and Delabian Rice-Thurston, if you need clarification as to what qualifies as "home-baked." 

On-site, day-of-race registration:  If you wish to register on race day, YOU MUST enter with a loaf of bread as per above listing.  There are no expections!

List of participants: check this list(registered)

If you signed up for the race and can no longer run please email races@dcroadrunners.org to inform us of your cancelation.  There will be no refund for canceling but you will open up a spot for a fellow runner.

If you would like information about our club membership and the many benefits go to our membership page.

Refund Policy:  We have a strict no refund, no transfer and no deferral policy on all of our low key races.  However, in the event we are forced to cancel this race due to weather or other unforeseen events we will make every attempt to reschedule this race on another date.  In this event, your registration would automatically carry over to the new date.  If you are unable to run this new date or we are unable to find a new date for the race we will grant you free entry into another of our low key races in which room is available.

Volunteers: We always need additional help in putting on these races. Please sign up here, if you (or a family member who is accompanying you to the race) can assist.

Location address:  7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD

Parking:  Parking is free in a large parking lot near the start/finish line.  Please do not park on the grass.

Timing:  This race is timed using the Chronotrack timing system.

Awards:  In this fun event we award overall and age group awards with a loaf of bread of their choice.

Stroller and Dog Policy:  This race is held on a fairly narrow public trail.  In addition to the many race participants this trail also remains open to the public for use by walkers, runners and bicyclers.  As such, dogs and strollers are prohibited on this particular course.

Headphone Policy:  The use of headphones is strongly discouraged at all DCRR Club races.


A note from Race Director Delabian Rice-Thurston: What is the “Bread” contribution of “The Bread Run 10K”? We’ve had a couple of questions from people new to the race. Here’s a bit of history.  When my husband Bob came up with this idea 30 years ago, our now-33-year-old was on my back in a yurt at Glen Echo for the first race, and Bob had gotten into baking bread. He wanted to do a 10K with hot drinks, fresh breads and conversation after the race for the club. He got Glen Echo as the venue, baked some 48 loaves and put on the race. Breads were given as prizes and eaten by all. It was a cold run and the first time we had a 10K “short” winter race with hot refreshments that I can remember. People thought it was a great idea and wanted to contribute their own breads to the next race.  Thus, the Bread Run became a winter holiday institution! 

Then the homeless crisis came, and people who didn’t know the purpose of the bread or the history of the race brought Giant/Safeway/Wonder bread.  We don’t want to rename it “The Homemade Bread or Gourmet Baked Goods Run”! Anything you bake yourself qualifies.  People have brought bread from places like Panera and Marvelous Market; those are fine, too.  People have made cupcakes and banana bread in addition to kneaded breads of all types.  We just hope you don’t bring Wonder Bread, thinking the bread is for the homeless. 
Hope that explains it.  If you’d like getting what you brought as a prize, then it’s fine to bring it.  That’s it in a nutshell.
December 10th, 2023 10:00 AM   through   12:30 PM
7300 Macarthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812
United States
Phone: 202-726-1518
I will bring a loaf of home-baked bread $ 0.00
DCRRC non-baking Member $ 0.00
Non-baking non-member $ 10.00

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