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Rockville Rotary Twilight 5k

  • Ivymount School 11614 Seven Locks Road Rockville, MD, 20854 United States (map)

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the Packet Pick-up sessions listed below.

The 2017 Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, known locally as the Twilighter consists of a pre-race festival, a 5k road race and a post race festival and party.

Since its inception in 1985, the Twilighter has become one of the most popular races of the summer in the National Capital area.

The pre-race festival will begin at Cabin John Shopping Center and Mall with vendors and family-friendly events beginning at 6:30 p.m. Planned activities - weather permitting - include free kids activities, food vendors, community booths, merchants, and fun.

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Entry Fees

Through July 12, Online until Midnight
$30 Adults (ages 15 and up)
$15 Youth (up to age 14 as of race day)

July 13 and July 14 available at Packet Pickup Location Only
$35 Adults (ages 15 and up)
$20 Youth (up to age 14 as of race day)

July 15 (race day) available at Packet Pickup Locations Only
$40 Adults (ages 15 and up)
$25 Youth (up to age 14 as of race day)

Race Information

Packet Pick-up

5k Packet Pick Up at Fleet Fleet Sports, 255 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 (note hours subject to change):

Thursday July 13 from 4 – 8 pm

Friday July 14 from 3 – 7 pm

Saturday July 15 from 10 am to 2 pm

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

Saturday, July 15 from 4 to 6 pm.

NEW! Last minute 5k Packet Pickup at Ivymount School, 11614 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD 20854

Saturday, July 15 from 6:30 to 7:15 pm. Located in the front lobby of the school.


The 2017 course is certified! Same race course as the 2016 certified course.

The pre-race staging area will be at Ivymount School, 11614 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD. The race begins on Gainsborourgh Road, just north of Ivymount. Pre and Post race water, first aid and restrooms are located inside Ivymount School.

Post race food, beverages, music and festival at Cabin John Shopping Center and Mall, located .3 miles south of Ivymount School.

Race and Festival Parking

Parking in and around Ivymount School is VERY limited and parking at the school is limited to handicapped participants, handicapped spectators, race personal and specified race workers. There is limited parking on Seven Locks road. All other volunteers, participants and spectators must park behind the Cabin John Shopping Center and Mall (free parking). Please do not park on neighborhood side streets in the immediate or surrounding race area. Additional parking is also available at Winston Churchill High School. Car pooling is strongly encouraged. There is no parking allowed at the pool next the school.