DARCARS Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

Race Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2016 Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest! Race result can be found here: http://eliteracemanagement.com/rockville-rotary-twilight-runfest/



Online Registration Closed – Register in Person

Online registration is now closed. Registration is available during packet pickup at the following times and locations:

5k Packet Pick Up at Fleet Fleet Sports, 255 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878:

  • Thursday July 14th from 4 – 8 pm
  • Friday July 15th from 3 – 7 pm
  • Saturday July 16th from 10 am to 2 pm

5k Packet Pickup at Cabin John Shopping Mall Atrium, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854:

  • Saturday, July 16 from 4 to 7 pm.

Tot Trot

Note that the there is no advance packet to pick up for the trot trot. Just show up on race day and pickup your child’s runner’s bib and goodie bag at the tot trot location, which is in the parking lot in front of the mall.

For both the 5k race and tot trots, please park in the rear of the mall

Late registration rates:

July 14 and July 15
$35 Adults (ages15 and up)
$30 Youth (up to age 14 as of race day)

July 16 (race day)
$40 Adults (ages15 and up)
$35 Youth (up to age 14 as of race day)

New Race Prizes Added!

The top two male and female open category race winners will each receive a three month free membership to F45 Bethesda. Each one has a value $792.00.
We also want to give each participant in the race a two week free trial to our gym.
F45 is the revolutionary gym that is taking the world by storm and we are coming to Bethesda this summer. At F45 Bethesda you will experience the technology based, HIIT, circuit and functional training that is reinventing fitness. A group training experience that can only be described as unique, innovative, dynamic and most importantly FUN! Sign up now for 2 free weeks!

Updates Galore!

Certified Course

The course has been certified and the official map has been added: https://rockvilletwilighter.org/course-map/


If you haven’t see the prizes for open, masters and age groups, take a look: https://rockvilletwilighter.org/prizes/


Would you like to volunteer for the Twilighter? Click here to volunteer

Tot Trot – at Cabin John Mall – Registration is open!

No charge, but race sizes are limited to 50 participants per race

6:00 pm, 50 yards for ages walking to 5
6:15 pm, 100 yards for ages 6 to 8

About the changes to the Twilighter this year

Thanks to all of our past, present and future participants, sponsors and fans of the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest! We’ve received numerous requests for information about the changes to the race this year

The City of Rockville has decided not to participate with the Rockville Rotary in running the Twilight Runfest this year, as they are going in a different direction with their fundraising efforts. The Twilight Runfest is a very important event for the Rockville Rotary Club because it has been one of the primary sources of funds used to contribute close to a million dollars back to the Rockville Recreation fund and other primarily Rockville-based charities. As we were notified of the decision in very late in January 2016, we have spent the last few months working with numerous organizations to get approval for new location. This is a year of transition and we are focused on making the race safe, fun and interesting for the runners, volunteers and community as well. Relocating the race has been no small effort. During the permitting process, the Montgomery County DOT approved a 5K race in this neighborhood, and requested that we start earlier to ensure runner safety in the new location. The Runfest will include two tot trots for our youngest runners — 50 yard and 100 yard – at the Cabin John Shopping Center and Mall.

Due to the late approval for the race permit, we are still finalizing additional arrangements including a beer tent for runners; we hope to have a contract for that soon, and we have agreements pending with numerous sponsors for food vendors, including sample treats and food available for purchase. Planned activities for families include a climbing tower, moon bounce, and the tot trots. Live music and giveaways will engage everyone at the event. We are committed to ensuring that the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest remains an enjoyable, family-friendly event, the proceeds of which will benefit the many nonprofit organizations that support our Montgomery County community. We appreciate our wonderful partners, including, but not limited to DARCARS, Cabin John Associates, L.P., Carl M. Freeman Companies, Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg, Giant Foods, Montgomery College, Ivymount School and the many businesses at Cabin John Mall and Shopping Center who have worked tirelessly to assist us as we continue the Runfest tradition in this transition year.

For questions about the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, please contact us at RockvilleTwilighterMedia@gmail.com