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2019 Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

  • 11 North Washington Rockville, MD United States (map)

From the City of Rockville Public Information Officer: Predictions of Extreme Weather Lead to Twilight Runfest Cancelation.

The Rockville Rotary, in coordination with the City of Rockville, has canceled this Saturday’s Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K and Family Fun Run, due to predictions of extreme heat. The safety of runners, staff, volunteers, and spectators is the event organizers’ highest priority. Organizers hope to revise and reschedule the event for fall, if possible.


The 2019 Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, known locally as the Twilighter consists of a pre-race festival, a 8k road race, 1 mile family fun run 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 in Downtown Rockville 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

8K Run Adult (18+ as of race day)
$25 Early Bird through 5/31/2019
$34 Regular Registration through 7/17/2019

8K Run Youth (17 and under as of race day)
$15 Regular Registration through 7/17/2019

8K Team Captain (Adults 15+ as of race day)
$35 Early Registration through 5/31/2019
$45 Regular Registration through 7/18/2019

1 Mile Family Fun Run
$10 Individual
$30 Family (1 Adult and Unlimited kids)

Race Day Registration
$15 Individual
$35 Family Rate.

NOTE: Registration does not include race shirts. Extra shirts can be purchased for $10 each

* Please note that we do not offer any refunds or discount codes if you cancel your registration for this event.

Race Information

Packet Pick-up

Thursday, July 18th from 5-7PM
Fleet Feet Gaithersburg
255 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Friday, July 19th from 5-7PM
Fleet Feet Gaithersburg
255 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Race Day from 1-8PM
Rockville Towne Square


Open (Male & Female)

Masters (Male & Female, 40 years and over)

Age Groups (Male & Female) (under 18, 18-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, over 70)


Exciting News!

The Twilighter is a 8K road race that starts at 8:15 p.m.on North Washington Street in Downtown Rockville. The fun run will start at 7:45. Pre-race staging will be located in Downtown Rockville. The beautiful course runs through a lovely neighborhood and a tour of Montgomery College and ends in downtown Rockville. After the race, runners are invited back to Downtown Rockville for refreshments and music (included in your race registration). The midsummer night’s festival of music, vendors, and refreshments is for runners, spectators, and families to enjoy.


Post Race Festival

Festival Area Map:


Festival Map Detail:


About the Twilighter

Since 1985, The Twilighter has raised and charitably donated more than $2 million dollars, supporting the City of Rockville’s Recreation Fund, and many local, national and international programs and non-profit organizations funded by the Rockville Rotary Club Foundation. These grantees have included local organizations such as Arts for the Aging, Best Buddies Maryland, Community Ministries of Rockville, Cub Scouts, Interfaith Works, Montgomery Community Media, Rockville Cemetery Association, Montgomery Miracles, Nourish Now Foundation, the Richard Montgomery High School Robotics Team, Stepping Stones Shelter, and the Treatment and Learning Centers. Funds raised also support international efforts such as school construction in Haiti, creation of international vision clinics, mammogram education and screening projects in India and,  Rotary International’s signature initiative, PolioPlus.


Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at prior to registering.