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Matthew Henson Trail 5K 2020 – CANCELLED

July 18, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Due to recommendations regarding COVID-19, the 2020 Matthew Henson Trail 5K HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Race Overview

The race begins on the Matthew Henson Trail just south of Hewitt Avenue.  Runners head east on the trail, looping through the parking lot at Layhill Road, briefly onto the sidewalk, and then back on the trail heading west.  At Rippling Brook Drive, runners exit the trail and make a loop through the bus lane at Bel Pre Elementary School, and then back on the trail to the finish at the Hewitt Avenue parking lot.  USATF certification is pending.

See the 2019 Course Map

See all our Race Results.


Our events are staffed by the hard work of our volunteers.  Without them, our races wouldn’t be possible. Volunteers are needed for this event.  Click here (coming soon!) to signup to volunteer!


This race is part of our low-key race series and is FREE for MCRRC Members.  The process for obtaining 2020 member bibs* & chips will be changing for 2020 — more information on that will be posted soon!

If you have signed up for a personalized 2020 bib, you do NOT need to register using the above link! Your bib will be waiting for you at your first 2020 low-key race!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN for non-members! The fee is $10 for non-members age 18 & over and $5 for non-members under 18.  ** NEW FOR 2020 ** Online registration will remain open until the start of the race. Late registrants may register online before leaving the house, from their smartphone, or at the race site using one of our registration kiosks!  BRING YOUR CREDIT CARD with you to register online at the race site.  Online service fees will apply.


By Car:
From I-495, take exit 31, follow signs on MD-97N/Georgia Avenue for 5.1 miles to Hewitt Avenue.  Turn right onto Hewitt Avenue for 360 feet, turn right, and go straight back behind the church for the trail head parking.

By Public Transits:
Take Redline to Glenmont Station, catch Y7 or Y8 toward Montgomery Hospital at bus bay H, get off at Hewitt Avenue stop, follow the signs to trail head for registration and starting line.


July 18, 2020
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Yukun Fung


Matthew Henson Trail Parking (next to Global Mission Church)
13421 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906 United States
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