• We operate subject to the regulations of the jurisdictions of our race, for instance C&O Canal Towpath
  • Some jurisdictions required masks in areas when physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails, overlooks, and parking lots, but not during active recreation in open areas
  • National Park Service posts updates on its and on the park's social media channels, such as National Park Service Public Health Update page

  • We resumed full in-person races in August 2021

  •               Run for Tigray


    Sunday, July 18, 2021

  • Preview the t-shirt design
  • Preview the t-shirt as printed

    Run for Tigray 5K run and walk
    Kids Kilometer
    Post-race enjera picnic courtesy of a restaurant sponsor

    Sunday, July 18
    Bluemont Park, 329 North Manchester Street, Arlington VA

    Cash awards for the first 3 M/F overall, other awards for the top 3 in 10-year age-groups M/F


  • To comply with Arlington County Virginia health requirements, each spectator, volunteer, food server, or participant must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recent negative test in the past 7 days, and on-site temperature check under 100oF
  • We must send home anyone who cannot meet those requirements or is symptomatic
  • You MUST bring us a copy of your vaccination record of recent negative test and present a signed copy of this waiver form before we allow you on-site
  • Link to form: www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/tigray/covidwaiver.pdf | DOC (fillable form)
    Organized by Tegaru diaspora athletes in North America
  • Race director Zereu Gbremedhin Kelele (zereugbremedhin@gmail.com) 719-354-6836
  • Race conductor Jay Jacob Wind (racedirector@att.net) 703-927-4833, Safety And Health Foundation
  • Race net proceeds go to Tigrai Development Association in North America to support the victims of the genocide in Tigray
  • See https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/i-standwithtigray
  • TDA-North America is appealing to all diaspora Tegaru and friends of Tigray worldwide to donate their one month salaries in one or two installments through local TDA branches, communities and civic organizations to help Tigray.
  • Go Fund Me Page
  • Facebook Page
  • Facebook Page
  • Benevity Page
  • CauseIQ.com Page

  • USATF-certified course VA08016RT
  • GMAP of the 5K course
  • GMAP of the Kids Kilometer course
  • Rescue.org Tigray web page
  • Ethiopia has once again been hit by turmoil. After reeling from a year of multiple disasters including COVID-19, massive flooding and a locust outbreak that destroyed crops, the northern part of the country is now facing conflict. Escalating tensions are putting displaced communities in Ethiopia at further risk and forcing thousands to flee to neighboring Sudan.

  • UN News web page
  • Pregnant women are amongst the tens of thousands of people in need of assistance in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where fighting between the Government and regional forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have been ongoing since November 2020. Hiwot* is one of them.

  • Ethiopia Insight web page
  • "The sadism is very disturbing": Two months on the run in Tigray

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