The Horizons at Norwood 5K is a professionally timed race that starts and ends on the campus of Norwood School in Bethesda, Maryland. The course winds through a beautiful residential neighborhood. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female 5K finishers. The largest and fastest teams will also be recognized. Teams can include participants in both the 5K and the Fun Run.

The one-mile fun run takes place entirely on Norwood's campus.

All proceeds from the 5K and Fun Run support Horizons Greater Washington. Runners and walkers are welcome in both events.



The Horizons at Norwood 5K begins on the Norwood School campus, continues down River Road in the direction of Potomac Village, loops around Harrington Drive, Inglewood Court, and Inglewood Drive, and returns to Norwood along River Road. Police officers will be stationed at major intersections. Click here for the 5K course map.

The one-mile Fun Run takes place entirely on campus. Runners start in the Lower School circle and head down Owen Drive toward River Road. The route cuts through the small parking lot near the end of Owen Drive, continues across the bottom of the playing fields, and returns to pavement at the Middle School entrance to Norwood. Runners continue up the driveway, through the Middle School parking lot, and down past the baseball field, where they make a left onto the sidewalk along Bradley Boulevard. The last leg of the route proceeds up the school driveway and finishes with a counter-clockwise jog around the Lower School circle to the finish line. Click here for the Fun Run course map.


The Early Bird rate of $35 for the 5K is available through Friday, September 13. After September 13, the 5K will be $40. Both rates include a commemorative race t-shirt. Register by Sunday, September 29, to be guaranteed a t-shirt in your preferred size. 

Registration for the Fun Run is $10 without a t-shirt and $25 with a t-shirt. 

Get together with friends and register as a team! To see which teams have formed, click here.

Can't make it to the race? You can still support Horizons by registering to Snooze for the Cause!

Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, October 16. In-person registration will be available at packet pick-up and starting at 7:45 am on race day. Please bring a check or cash for in-person registration. 


Not planning to run? We need lots of volunteers to help make the race a success! Click here to sign up as a race marshal and help cheer on our runners and walkers. Slots are also available at the snack and registration tables.


Packet pick-up will take place at Norwood School on Friday, October 18, from 7:45 am to 9:15 am and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Packet pick-up will be located in Development, on the third floor of the Lower School. Ask for directions at the Lower School reception desk.

Packets can also be picked up on race day, starting at 7:45 am.


Parking is available in the Lower School lot at Norwood. Access will be via the Bradley Boulevard entrance only. This entrance will be closed at 8:45 am.

Between 8:45 am and 9:15 am (or the conclusion of the Fun Run), there will be no vehicular access to the school.

After 9:15 am (or the conclusion of the Fun Run), cars will be able to exit the campus via Bradley Boulevard.


For safety reasons, pets, strollers, and headphones are not permitted on either course.

Rain or shine, the race is on! In the event of extreme weather, all activities will be cancelled.

All fees are nontransferable and nonrefundable, including in the event of cancellation.


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Norwood School
8821 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817


Friday, Sept 13 - Last day for Early Bird registrations ($5 off 5K)

Sunday, Sept 29 - Last day to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt in your preferred size

Wednesday, October 16 - Last day for online registration (closes at midnight)

Friday, October 18 - Packet pick-up at Norwood

Sunday, October 20 - RACE DAY!

7:45 am - Packet pick-up and walk-up registration begin

8:20 am - Warm-up

8:30 am - 5K

8:45 am - Fun Run



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