Suds & Soles 5K

Sat June 20, 2020 Directions

Adult 5K (21 & Over)

7:30PM EDT

Youth 5K (Ages 10-20)

7:30PM EDT

Child 5K (under 10)

7:30PM EDT

2019 KidZone (ages 4 & under)

7:30PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT

2019 KidZone (ages 5-9)

7:30PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT

*** April 22, 2020 *** UPDATE

Thank you for your interest in the Suds & Soles 5K.  Unfortunately, given the current public health crisis, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s event.

All entrants for this year’s event will be offered a deferral to our 2021 event when next year’s registration opens.  Entry fees for this year’s race will not be refunded but will be used to cover initial expenses for this year, provide start-up funds for next year and will provide a small donation to the Rockville Recreation and Parks Foundation, a longtime charity partner of the race.

While this isn’t a good time to get together for a big race and a party, it is a great time to get in some runs and even enjoy some good beer.  We would like to thank True Respite Brewing Company, Brawling Bear Brewing, Astro-Lab Brewing, Elder Pine Brewing and Denizen’s Brewing Company all of whom had already committed to be a part of our post-race tasting festival.  We hope that they will be able to be back next year.  Many are offering curbside pick-up or delivery options during this time, so please check them out!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page throughout the year for more information about our brewing partners, and for information about the date for the 2021 Suds & Soles!

North Washington Street and Middle Lane, Rockville Town Center

Get ready for a great evening of fun at the 5th running of the Suds & Soles 5K!

The Suds & Soles 5K will be held Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7:30pm in Rockville Town Center.  The race is presented through a partnership of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the City of Rockville.  The 5K Run is open to all ages and will be followed by a fantastic post race party!  Adults will be able to sample beverages from local breweries as well as enjoy other post-race refreshments.

Proceeds from Suds & Soles will benefit the Rockville Recreation and Parks Foundation and Youth and Beginning Running Programs of MCRRC.

Pricing: The 2020 5K race (adult registration) will again feature tiered pricing -- register early & SAVE!

Tier 1 – 50 Slots – $35
Tier 2 – 100 Slots  – $37.50
Tier 3 – 150 Slots – $40
Tier 4 – 200 Slots – $42.50
Tier 5 – 150 Slots – $45
Tier 6 – 100 Slots – $47.50
Tier 7 – $50
Race Day beginning at Noon (if we are not sold out) – $55

Course Description: Suds & Soles is a USATF certified 5K course beginning and ending in Rockville Town Center.  The course will run through downtown Rockville and through neighborhood roads before returning to Town Center.  Participants who maintain a pace that is greater than 20 minutes per mile may be directed to the sidewalk and from that point on will be required to follow normal pedestrian rules. 

Timing and Scoring: The 5K race will be scored with the Ipico Bib Chip which will be attached to the bib you receive at packet pick up registration.  Results will be posted on this webpage and approximately 24 hours after the race. Both “net” and “gun” times will be displayed.

Awards: If you think you might win an award, please stick around.  Awards WILL NOT be mailed! Awards to the top male and female finishers in both open and masters divisions as well as age group prizes!

Questions? Need more info?  Contact

Course Maps

Check out our new course map!  We've relocated our start/finish line to North Washington Street to allow for an easier traffic flow, and especially, more room for beer at the finish line!   

Packet Pickup

Pre-Race Packet Pickup TBD

Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration (if we are not sold out) will be held in Rockville Town Square beginning at 6:00pm.

Getting to the Race and Parking

Ample parking for the race is available in Town Center garages and the Rockville Metro parking lot. Remember parking at metro is no longer free on Saturdays so while the parking is still there, you will have to pay for it.

If you need an alternative to driving, please consider MetroUber or Lyft.


Bag Check

Bag check will be provided and will be located near M & T Bank (corner of Courthouse Square and North Washington Street).  You must supply your own bag, labelled clearly with your bib number.  

Bag check is provided as a courtesy to our participants – items are checked at your own risk and MCRRC assumes no responsibility for any valuables.  Please claim your bags by 8:45pm.  Unclaimed bags will be returned to MCRRC and donated if not claimed within 2 weeks.


Suds & Soles will also feature a KidZone with activities designated only for children ages 10 and younger. The KidZone activities include a moon bounce, games, sports activities, bubbles, tattoos, popcorn, and ice pops. In addition, there will be a short Fun Run at 7:35pm. A bib is required for all children to enter the KidZone and participate in the Fun Run. Bibs must be worn by children entering the KidZone; bibs are $10 each for children ages 5 to 9, bibs are $5 for children ages 4 and under.

Again, registration is required for entry into the KidZone and participation in the Fun Run. Registration helps us to identify children as well to plan appropriately for food and activities both this year and for the future.

Parents must remain with their children while in the KidZone. Parents do not need to purchase a bib to enter the KidZone. (Bibs from the 5K event, worn by children ages 10 and younger, will be accepted for entry to the KidZone. You do not need to purchase another bib for them.)

KidZone closes at 9:00pm!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


North Washington Street and Middle Lane, Rockville Town Center


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