Potomac Cleanup and 5K Run/Walk at Theodore Roosevelt Island

Kick off the spring season with a 5K run/walk and trash cleanup hosted by American Rivers, Potomac Conservancy, parkrun, Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island, and the National Park Service!

This event will take place at Theodore Roosevelt Island, one of our favorite local areas along the Potomac River. Registration includes light snacks, water, and everything else you need to have a successful run/walk and cleanup.


8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

  • 5K run/walk throughout the island
  • Participants should walk south of the Memorial Plaza to get onto the main bridge that will lead to our meeting place on the island

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Trash cleanup on the island

What to bring:

  • A reusable water bottle
  • Layered clothing and close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty

We’ll also be celebrating Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 31st Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day, where hundreds of volunteers throughout the region will be stepping up to fight for clean water.

Register below for this fun, family-friendly event! If you plan to participate in the 5K, you MUST register at https://www.parkrun.us/register/form/.

Cleanup Sign-up

Sign up here to volunteer with your local cleanup. Bringing friends and family with you? Please register each volunteer separately!