National Press Club

17th Annual National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K

17th Annual National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K

September 6, 2014 7:30 AM

Location: Corner of 14th & F Sts., NW

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Beat the Deadline 5K

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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

Since 2000, and with the help of the runners and sponsors, more than $700,000 has been raised to help deserving students to attend college and pursue a career in journalism.

Not a Runner? How about volunteering at the race? If you are interested in being a race day volunteer, please contact Michelle Licht at

Information Regarding The Race


  • The BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K will occur rain or shine.
  • The race could however be delayed or cancelled in the event lightning strikes the area within 20 minutes of the race start time.
  • If lightning occurs, cancellation will be at the discretion of race officials and National Press Club staff.
  • If the event is cancelled, we will not be issuing refunds for the BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K, but plan on holding the pancake breakfast inside the Club.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 5

Noon - 7 p.m.

Packet pick-up and registration, National Press Club

Saturday, September 6 - 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.

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
  • Each team member must submit an individual form and indicate team name on form.
  • Minimum 3 runners per team and top 3 finishers count toward team time.

Honorary Marshal

Veronica Johnson

Honorary Race Marshal Veronica JohnsonVeronica Johnson is a meteorologist with News4's weather team. Her forecasts can be seen weekdays on News4 at 4 and on She also hosts News4 This Week, a weekly 30-minute news show that airs both on NBC4 and on NBCWashington Nonstop. When she is not co-producing weather specials and working on air, she is busy hosting area auto shows.





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