Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington 5K


1. Can I finish a 5k


If you're decent health, the answer is yes. One of the reasons the event is a 5k (3.1miles) is so that we can have the broadest participant base possible. That makes the event more fun and raises money for our mission.

2. Do I need to run?

You can choose to walk OR run... whatever you prefer.

3. Is there a minimum amount of fundraising I need to do?

Yes. there is a low mandatory minimum fundraising level of $200. Most participants easily raise more and we know you can too. We provide you with the tools to make fundraising easy (your own web page, sample e-mail, social media integration, fundraising tips, etc) Don't worry; we've got your back.

4. Are Generosity events fun?

Absolutely. All of our events feature a live DJ, professional warm-up and stretch, entertainment, a professional announcer, live cash giveaways to charities, and much more. Trust us; you will have a great time doing great things for your charity.

5. Are there any awards given out at an event?

Yes. In addition to finisher medals for all participants, there are awards for the top three overall fundraisers, the top fundraiser for each charity, the top three male and female overall finishers as well as for the top three male and female finishers in ten age groups.

6. How much of the money that I raise goes to Samaritan Ministry?


7. Are Generosity Events safe?

All Generosity events are coordinated with municipal enforcement officials and our planning team takes guidance from law enforcement and/or private security consultants. As a precaution, there is always at least one ambulance, as well as trained medical professionals, on site at every Generosity event.