M5K/10K

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

5K run/walk at 9:00 AM

10K run/walk at 10:00 AM


Awards & Live Music by Bach To Rock Bethesda at 10:30 AM

Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC 20007

www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/m5k10k

To benefit
Mercy Center Foundation U.S.A. Inc.
www.mercyproject.org
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  • We are grateful for your support! All net proceeds from these charity races support girls' education in Kenya
  • Date / Location:
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 -- 5K run at 9:00 AM, 10K run at 10:00 AM, with awards for both
  • Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC 20007
  • Entry Fees:
  • Individuals: • $35 on/after October 1 • $45 on/after January 1 • $55 on/after February 1 • $65 on/after March 1 • $75 on/after April 1
  • You may enter the 5K, the 10K, or both for just one entry fee
  • Everyone gets a colorful, wearable t-shirt, a goodie bag, pre-race refreshments, and post-race healthy snacks
  • Live music by Bach To Rock
  • Pre-race packet pick-up:
  • Friday, April 26, 2019, 3:00-5:45 PM, at Georgetown Running Company
          3401 M Street NW, Washington DC (202-337-8626) | Map
        •• 15% store discount on shoes and apparel purchased during packet pick-up at Georgetown Running Company
  • Race-day packet pick-up:
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM, on-site at Fletcher's Cove
  • 5K awards, 10K awards:
  • Top 3 male & female overall and in age groups 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
  • Gift certificates from Georgetown Running Company and other sponsors
  • Distinctive random awards
  • Sponsors:
    Bricklayers
    International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
    GRC
    Georgetown Running Company
    BachToRock
        Bach To Rock Bethesda    
    Sponsor Us:
  • Please support our project to build a secondary school in Lare, Kenya
  • Please sponsor our race | Read our letter to sponsors | PDF
  • Please volunteer:
  • We need 20+ volunteers to make our race a success
  • If you need volunteer hours, we're happy to sign off
  • Read our Volunteer Instructions
  • Please sign up for one of our volunteer jobs
  • Directions:
  • Directions from Georgetown and points east:
        •• Take M Street westbound past Key Bridge
        •• At Foxhall Road, M Street becomes Canal Road. Continue west for 2 miles.
        •• Watch for Reservoir Road on right and entrance to Fletcher's Cove on left.
        •• CAREFULLY turn left - watch for oncoming traffic

  • Directions from Maryland and points west:
        •• Take Clara Barton Parkway eastbound to Chain Bridge where Canal Road begins
        •• Cross Arizona Avenue
        •• Watch for the entrance to Fletcher's Cove on the right
        •• Turn right VERY CAREFULLY -- the right turn there is very sharp

  • Continue down the driveway to free parking
        •• We have 85 parking spots on the left above Fletcher's Cove
        •• When those spaces are full, drive through the tunnel on the right to 200 free parking spaces below Fletcher's Cove
  • Course:
  • Out'n'back on C&O Canal Towpath
  • Completely flat, with a scenic bridge about one mile from the start / finish
  • No cross streets
  • Maps: Street Map
  • 5K course GMAP
  • 10K course GMAP
  • Mission:
  • We currently educate more than 400 female students at Mercy Girls Secondary School in Lare, Nakuru Province, Kenya, between Eldoret and Nairobi, in Great Rift Valley
          •• In Kenya, many girls still have no options for secondary school education. Our school fills that void.
          •• With the proceeds of this race, we plan to finish the science lab at the school.
  • Keynote Speaker:
  • 8:45 AM: Sister Rose, VHM, founder of Mother of Mercy Girls Secondary School (for girls 14-18)
  • To share a ride:
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  • Press Room:
  • Video by Davin Lindwall
  • Instant Results by: SHF
  • Safety And Health Foundation, Inc.
  • Limit:
  • Limited to the first 300 entrants
  • T-shirts:
  • High-quality colorful t-shirt
  • More information:
  • Questions -- Contact Adrianne Doherty (703-309-6657) adriannedoherty@gmail.com
  • Past years' results:
  • 2018 Complete Results | 2018 Awards
  • 2017 Complete Results | 2017 Awards
  • 2016 Complete Results | 2016 Awards
  • 2015 Complete Results | 2015 Awards
  • 2014 Complete Results | 2014 Awards