For immediate release January 6, 2016     •     Contact Jay Jacob Wind 703-505-3567 / 703-927-4833 / racedirector@att.net

ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute W&OD 10K to continue tradition
as Washington area's "green" race

ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute and Safety And Health Foundation
proudly present the 10th annual W&OD 10K, a unique race on a unique course, Saturday evening, August 6, at 6:00 PM in Vienna, Virginia.

The 10K race (6.2 miles) runs on the pancake-flat Washington & Old Dominion Trail, one of the nation's best-known rails-to-trails parks, from Ayr Hill Road to Hunter Mill Road and back, with a short spur onto Clark's Crossing Road and Batten Hollow Road.

Registration is now open at www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/friends.

From 4:15 PM to 8:00 PM on the day of the race, we present the 10th annual College of the Environment -- Green University® at Centennial Park, the one-acre park surrounding the old red caboose at 131 Church Street NE in Vienna. Environmental organizations are welcome to exhibit for free, and environmentally-themed businesses are invited to sponsor the event. Both are welcome to show off their programs and products at the College of the Environment.

The event emphasizes how runners can work to improve the environment, to recycle, reduce, and re-use. The race announcements are printed back-to-back with another flyer on recycled paper, race organizers facilitate car-pooling, the race plants a new tree along the W&OD Trail at 5:30 PM before the race, and all trash from the race is minimized and recycled.

To register, see www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/friends. Registration is $25 by March 31, $30 by June 30, $35 by July 31, and $40 by August 6 including at packet pick-up.

Exhibitors and sponsors include:
  • ACE ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute, leading the pre-race warm-up at 6:00 PM and pre- and post-race evaluations
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
  • Whole Foods Market of Vienna
  • All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt printed by Sport Science of Vienna VA using a non-polluting ink fusion process that wastes no ink, unlike traditional screen printing.

    The race offers cash prizes of totalling $1,000 -- $250 for 1st place • $150 for 2nd • $100 for 3rd • male and female -- plus gift certificates from sponsors for 1st/2nd/3rd in each 10-year age-group, male and female. The field is limited to the first 300 entrants.

    “By organizing the unique race, we encourage runners to understand their impact on the environment and how they can choose to mitigate that impact,” said race director Jay Jacob Wind. “Each of us has the tools to act to improve the environment -- our own hands, our feet, and our wisdom."

    The race benefits Vienna-based Friends of the W&OD, a volunteer group working to maintain the trail and its bridges, drinking fountains, plantings, and sitting areas. The group will staff the refreshment stations along the course. Roger Neighborgall (703-819-7047) of Falls Church is president of Friends of the W&OD.

    For additional information, call race director Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833) or write racedirector@att.net.


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