National Press Club

2015 National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K

2015 National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K

September 5, 2015 7:30 AM

Location: Corner of 13th and F Street, NW

This event is RSVP only.

Beat the Deadline 5K

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K benefits the ongoing work of the National Press Club Journalism Institute. The Institute is committed to the future of journalism by helping working journalists improve their skills through ongoing training and programming through scholarships that promote diversity within our profession, and through the promotion of press freedom worldwide.

Since 2000, and with the help of the runners and sponsors, more than $800,000 has been raised to help deserving students to attend college and pursue a career in journalism.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 3
6:30 p.m.P90X Boot Camp with Tony Horton, NPC Ballroom
Note: Registration in the 5K is not required to participate.
Friday, September 4
Noon - 7 p.m.Packet pick-up and registration, National Press Club
Saturday, September 5 - Race Day
6:45 - 7:15 a.m.On-site Registration (Corner of 14th and F Street, NW)
7:30 a.m.Race Begins

Immediately following the race, all runners are invited to the National Press Club Ballroom for the NPC Health & Fitness Fair, post-race pancake breakfast and awards ceremony.

Entry Fees

NPC members and students: $35 until 8/17
General: $40 until 8/17
$45 for all runners after 8/17
$50 for all runners on race day
All entry fees include official 5K shirt and entrance to the post-race pancake breakfast.

Cash prizes for top finishers and medals for top age group finishers.

Race Prizes

Cash Prizes Sponsored by
$200 each for first place, male and female
$100 each for 2nd place, male and female
$50 each for 3rd place, male and female
$100 each for 1st place male and female masters (over 40)
$50 each for top male and female NPC member

Medals for top age group finishers and everyone can win one of the many random door prizes!

Team categories include:

  • Largest or Fastest media team
  • Largest Fastest team
  • Team leaders must create their teams on Eventbrite.
  • Each team member must register individually.
  • Minimum 3 runners per team and top 3 finishers count toward team time.

Honorary Marshal

Tony Horton

Honorary Race Tony HortonThe 5K Committee welcomes exercise trainer Tony Horton, creator of the P90X extreme fitness program, as this year's honorary Race Marshall. Horton has trained professional athletes, U.S. military personnel, members of Congress and celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Tom Petty, Billy Idol, and Annie Lennox. Find out more about Tony and the P90X fitness program at

5K Race Shirts

All registered runners will receive one shirt as part of their entry, but this year we have a choice of two different styles. For an additional donation of $10, runners can get both shirts while supporting a great cause.

Here are the two designs:

'5K' Shirt Design
"2015 NPC 5K" Design

'#FreeJason' Shirt Design
"#FreeJason" Design

Make your selection on the registration form, and make sure to purchase the "Get Both Shirts" ticket if you'd like to get both and further support the NPCJI!


This year the Club and the Institute have put a bright spotlight on the cause of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who is held in Tehran. The NPC has been part of a team of organizations that have helped work and advocate for Jason’s freedom. To help build awareness of Jason’s case we teamed up with Michael Cavna of the Washington Post to create a special limited edition tee shirt incorporating Cavna's special artwork which uses one line marking every day Jason has been held in prison. We think this will add a powerful message to this year’s race. Runners will be given the option to receive this shirt when they register or get both shirts for a $10 donation to library. Runners and supporters may also purchase extra shirts to distribute at their organizations if they wish. Shirts will be made in a limited quantity, so make sure your reserve your t-shirt when registering for the race.

Click here for more information about Jason's case.

Hotel Discount

Donovan HouseSpecial Rate for BEAT THE DEADLINE participants at the Donovan House

Why not make the BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K a weekend event with a special rate of $159 for all runners at the Donovan House? You can take advantage of this special rate until August 4, 2015.

Free Rides from Uber

Donovan HouseYou can get a free ride to the NPC 5K when you sign up for Uber and put in the NPC code.

  • Download Uber at
  • Enter the code NationalPress or text 827-222
  • Get $20 off your first Uber ride

Note: Not valid of Taxi. Message and data rates may apply.





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