Mercy 5K

We welcome you!

Thank you!
  • We are grateful for your support!
  • Date / Location:
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- 5K run at 10:00 AM (with awards)
  • Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC 20007
  • Pre-race packet pick-up:
  • Friday, April 27, 2018, 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 28, 9:15-9:45 AM, on-site at Fletcher's Cove
  • 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
    ultra26sports
    Ultra 26 Sports Nutrition
    Entry Fees:
  • Individuals: • $25 by January 31 • $35 by March 31 • $40 by April 15 • $45 by April 28
  • Groups of 3: • $65 by January 31 • $95 by March 31; $110 by April 15 • $125 by April 28
  • Groups of 5: • $115 by January 31 • $130 by March 31; $150 by April 15 • $180 by April 28
  • 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 Georgetown and points east:
          •• From Georgetown, go west 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. Continue through the tunnel to free parking by Potomac River
  • Directions from Maryland and points west:
        •• From Clara Barton Parkway, go east past Chain Bridge where Canal Road begins. Cross Arizona Avenue.
        •• Watch for the entrance to Fletcher's Cove on the right. Be careful -- the right turn there is very sharp.
        •• Drive through the tunnel to free parking alongside Potomac River
  • 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
  • Out'n'back on C&O Canal Towpath -- completely flat, no cross-streets | Course map (GMAP) | USATF-certified course DC99021RT
  • 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 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:
  • Volunteer Instructions
  • Open our SignUpGenius page
  • To share a ride:
  • View our Facebook page
  • 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