Healthy Trails 5K Walk/Run

The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages runners and walkers of all abilities, ages, and skill levels to come together, enjoy scenic views of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail, and be active. Healthy Trails events are held in the Spring and Fall. We hope to see you at our next Healthy Trails 5K!

A man in a blue shirt running outside with an image of the American flag to his left.

Previous races have contributed proceeds towards:

  • Community Gardens
  • Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies
  • Bosom Buddies
  • Kids to Camp campaign

Upcoming Event Overview

Event Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Healthy Trails Armed Forces & Veteran’s 5K
Virtual & Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail Walk/Run

Whether you’re racing to beat your fastest time, or taking a stroll to enjoy your neighborhood, this virtual event is for everyone! A portion of the proceeds will support the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program for Veterans within Prince George's County.

NOTE: Participants will not be able to change the virtual vs. in-person event option after the registration due to time restrictions and spacing on the trail.

In-Person Event Details

How to register & participate in the in-person 5K event?

Click here to register for the in-person event

  • Check-in begins at 6:30 am on May 1, 2021
  • A performance t-shirt and race bib will be available on May 1 at event check-in. Note: Shirt sizes are unisex and may run large. Sizes are available in limited quantities.
  • This event will be timed, however, there will be no awards ceremony after the race for finalists this year due to COVID-19 and to maintain safety standards for our community

Virtual Event Details

How to register & participate in the virtual 5K?

Click here to register for the virtual event

Location: Online (choose a location near you to walk/run a distance of 5K/3.1 miles). 

Time: Participants can walk/run at any time they choose.

  • A performance t-shirt will be mailed to participants who register for the virtual event. Register by April16, 2021 to receive your t-shirt by the race date. Note: Shirt sizes are unisex and may run large. Sizes are available in limited quantities.
  • Virtual participants will be able to enter their results through RunSignUp (a link will be provided to all registered virtual participants via email).  
  • Once the race has completed, all posted finishers - In-person and Virtual - will be able to download, share, and print a personalized Finisher's Certificate. Instructions will be provided via email to all registered participants.

Virtual race FAQ’s

What is a virtual race? 

  • A virtual race is a run that can be done anywhere you choose, at any pace. We welcome runners, walkers, and joggers of any age. 
  • The goal of this event is to support Armed Force’s & Veterans. 
  • Though you can even use your treadmill, one of the reasons for hosting this event is to get people outdoors. 
  • Your race, your pace!

How does it work? 

Can I participate if I live outside of Prince George’s County? 

  • Yes! We had multiple participants from the outside of the County participate in our last event 

Can I use social media to publicize my run? 

  • You bet! Show the online world your effort. Share your story with a photo of your route, your bib, or a selfie! Send photos to to be featured on our social media.

Additional Information

To inquire and/or become a sponsor contact:

For more information, call 301-446-6838; TTY 301-699-2544 or e-mail

ADA Accommodations

The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least two weeks before the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.