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  • Tree of Life 5K Run/Walk

    Original art by Jay Jacob Wind, adapted from www.hanukkahfun.com

    Tree of Life 5K Run/Walk

    Sunday, December 2, 2018 -- Erev Chanukah 5779
    On-site registration opens at 9:15 AM
    5K run starts at 10:00 AM (with awards at 11:00 AM)
    5K walk starts at 10:05 AM (non-competitive)

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

    To benefit
  • Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation | Pittsburgh synagogue
  • HIAS
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  • Pre-race packet pick-up on Friday, November 30, 3:00 PM to 5:45 PM, at Pacers Running Store, 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201
  • Race-day guest speaker at 9:45 AM to welcome you and tell you about events surrounding the race
  • National anthem at 9:55 AM, followed by the lighting of 11 memorial candles
  • The competitive 5K starts at 10:00 AM from the bridge at Fletcher's Cove to the turnaround point 1.55 miles west and back
  • The 5K is professionally-timed with awards for the top 3 male and female and the top 3 in age groups 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, and 90 & over

  • If you are in the 5K run, please wear your bib number visibly on the front of your shirt, not obscured in any way
  • We MUST be able to see your bib number from far away to score you in the 5K
  • Please do NOT remove the name tag at the bottom of your bib number
  • We retrieve your name tag immediately after you finish the race to establish the order of finish
  • We time the race both the old-fashioned way, by key-entering your bib number when you finish, and also with Bolt RFID electronic timing system
  • Your chip is stapled in a plastic envelope to the back of your bib number
  • Please do not remove your chip from the plastic bag, and please do not remove it from your bib number
  • We retrieve your chip in its plastic envelope for re-use at future races
  • We announce award winners as they finish and present awards at 11:00 AM
  • You must be present to accept your award
  • We publish complete results later in the day at www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/20181202.html

  • We do not issue bib numbers & chips or keep results for the 5K walk, but you do get the t-shirt

  • A note on the weather:
  • In case of rain, we have a big tent to cover the registration area, but running on C&O Canal Towpath, you WILL get wet
  • Please dress accordingly

  • We thank you for joining us, and we look forward to welcoming you

    -- Thank you
    -- Jay Jacob Wind, secretary, Safety And Health Foundation

  • We welcome you!
    Thank you!
  • We are grateful for your support!
  • Date / Location:
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 -- 5K run at 10:00 AM, 5K walk at 10:06 AM
  • Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC 20007
  • Facebook pages:
  • Check in on our EVENT page
  • Join our GROUP page
  • Race-day packet pick-up:
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM, on-site at Fletcher's Cove (no race-day registration, please)
  • 5K run 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
  • Entry Fees:
  • Juniors (19 & under) and Seniors (60 & over):
        •• $18 on/after October 1
        •• $20 on/after November 15
  • All other adults:
        •• $36 on/after October 1
        •• $40 on/after November 15
  • T-shirts:
  • Everyone gets a high-quality colorful, wearable t-shirt | PDF | JPG | PSD
  • 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
        •• Alternatively, turn LEFT at Reservoir Road and park at River School on the left or on W Street, Bending Lane, Hutchins Place, or Macarthur Boulevard, then walk downhill to Fletcher's Cove

  • 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
  • Mission:
  • To show love, compassion, and respect for all persons of all faiths -- and none
  • Instant Results by: SHF
  • Safety And Health Foundation, Inc.
  • Limit:
  • Limited to the first 300 entrants
  • More information:
  • Questions -- Contact Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833) racedirector@att.net
  • Budget:
  • Detailed budget:
    $3200.00 On-line registrations
    $  18.00 By-mail registrations
    $ 200.00 Race-day registrations
    $  25.00 Donation
    $3443.00 Total revenues
    $1135.28 T-shirts
    $ 120.00 National Park Service permit
    $ 375.00 U.S. Park Police
    $  11.00 Memorial (yahrzeit) candles
    $  33.86 Printing and postage
    $ 200.00 Awards
    $1875.14 Total expenses
    $1567.86 Net proceeds, to be sent $783.93 each to Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation | Pittsburgh synagogue & HIAS

  • Tree of Life 5K  •   ENTRY FORM
    Make checks payable to SHF and mail to
    Safety And Health Foundation
    c/o Jay Jacob Wind
    611 South Ivy Street
    Arlington VA 22204
    By entering this event, I agree, warrant and covenant as follows: I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter or run in this event unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this race including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, including high heat and/or humidity, the conditions of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.   Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of my application, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Mercy Center Foundation U.S.A. Inc., Safety And Health Foundation Inc., Tree of Life synagogue, HIAS, USATF, RRCA, National Park Service, District of Columbia, and all sponsors, their directors, elected and appointed officials, employees, officers, agents, representatives, and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.   I acknowledge that the application fee is non-refundable.   I agree that you may use my name and likeness for publicity purposes. 

    Signature _______________________________________________ (parent or guardian if under 18)
    Name _____________________________________________________ Gender __ (M F)  Age on 12/02/2018 __ __
    Address __________________________________________________________________________________________
    City _______________________________________________________________ ST __ __   ZIP __ __ __ __ __
    E-mail _____________________________________________________________  T-shirt size [__] XS S M L XL XXL
    Date of Birth __ __ - __ __ - __ __ __ __ (mm-dd-yyyy) Predicted time for 5K (3.1 miles) __ __ : __ __
    Day Phone __ __ __ - __ __ __ - __ __ __ __        Evening Phone __ __ __ - __ __ __ - __ __ __ __
    We keep all personal data private.
    Enclosed is my entry fee
  • Juniors (19 & under) and Seniors (60 & over): [__] $18 on/after October 1   [__] $20 on/after November 15 [__] $25 on/after November 30
  • All other adults: [__] $36 on/after October 1   [__] $40 on/after November 15 [__] $50 on/after November 30
  • My event: [__] 5K Run at 10:00 AM [__] 5K Walk at 10:05 AM
  • Enclosed is an additional tax-deductible donation: [__]$25 [__]$50 [__]$100 [__] $250 [__] $500 [__] $1000 [__] Other: _________
  • Payable DIRECTLY to [__] Tree of Life synagogue [__] HIAS (we mail all such donations directly to the beneficiary)
  • You may also donate directly to Tree of Life synagogue using their PayPal page
  • You may also donate directly to HIAS using their web page