Mercy 5K

We welcome you!

Thank you!
  • We are grateful for your support!
  • Date / Location:
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3K walk at 9:00 AM (no awards) and 5K run at 10:00 AM (with awards)
  • Bluemont Park South Shelter, 329 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA 22203
  • Pre-race packet pick-up:
  • Friday, April 28, 2017, 3:00-6:00 PM, at Georgetown Running Company
          3401 M Street NW, Washington DC (202-337-8626) | Map
  • Race-day packet pick-up:
  • Saturday, April 29, 8:30-9:45 AM, on-site at Bluemont Park South Shelter
  • 5K Awards:
  • Top 3 overall male and female, top 3 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:
    GRC
    Georgetown Running Company
    Entry Fees:
  • Individuals: • $25 by January 31 • $35 by March 31 • $40 by April 15 • $45 by April 29
  • Groups of 3: • $65 by January 31 • $95 by March 31; $110 by April 15 • $125 by April 29
  • Groups of 5: • $115 by January 31 • $130 by March 31; $150 by April 15 • $180 by April 29
  • Everyone gets a colorful, wearable t-shirt, a goodie bag with real goodies, pre-race refreshments, and post-race picnic
  • Live music by Bach To Rock BachToRock
  • Sponsor Us:
  • Please support our project to build a secondary school in Lare, Kenya
  • Please sponsor our race | Read our letter to sponsors | PDF
  • Directions:
  • Directions: From Arlington Boulevard (U.S. Route 50), turn north at Manchester Street to its northern end
          •• Pass 325 North Manchester Street.
          •• Turn right into free parking at Bluemont Park South Shelter, 329 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA 22203
  • Parking:
  • Park on-site at 329 North Manchester Street
          •• You may also park on-street or at nearby Ashlawn School, 5950 8th Rd N, Arlington, VA 22205
          •• or Bluemont Park North Shelter, 601 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA 22203
          •• Both parking lots are about a quarter-mile walk to the start (we will post signs)
  • Course:
  • Out'n'back on Four Mile Run Trail and W&OD Trail
  • First mile and last mile are flat, middle mile goes up a moderate hill to the turnaround and then back down
  • No cross streets
  • Maps: Street Map | GMAP | USATF-certified course VA08016RT (PDF) | (DOC) | Original
  • Mission:
  • We currently educate more than 400 female students 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 our race in 2015 race, we constructed the school building to accommodate the growing number of students enrolled.
          •• With the proceeds of our race in 2016, we constructed a certified athletic field and 400-meter track at the school for students' competition and athletic training.
          •• With the proceeds of our race in 2017, we will build a girls' dormitory for 450 girls. Currently, students are living in six classrooms.
  • Yoga Warm-Up:
  • 9:30 AM: Yoga Warm-up
  • Keynote Speaker:
  • 9:45 AM: Sister Rose, VHM, founder of Mother of Mercy Girls Secondary School (for girls 14-18)
  • To volunteer:
  • Open our SignUpGenius page
  • To share a ride:
  • Open our Facebook page and post a ride request
  • 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