A River of People Creating Resources for Orphans

Washington, DC | Saturday May 17, 2014

Hains Point - East Potomac Park

Permission to use this photograph on this website granted by Scott Spagnoli. No other use is permitted.


Thank you for visiting our site and partnering with us. Get ready to be part of an event that will be impacting lives while benefiting orphans and vulnerable children around the world. 


Event Details

There will be a 5K course as well as a 1 mile family friendly event for those who want to walk and enjoy the scenery. Both run/walks will be professionally timed for those who want to keep track of their statistics. Water and snacks will be provided to all participants near the finish line. Participants and all attendees are invited to visit the Orphan Expo going on throughout the morning. Map of East Potomac Park


Runner’s Fundraising

We are asking that each runner/walker commit to raising funds.  Imagine the impact you will make, as all donations will go toward caring for orphaned and vulnerable children across the world.  First comes choosing an organization to partner with, second comes the challenge! Challenge yourself and your teammates to raise more donations than all the other teams. Keep track of your donations through your own fundraising page!  Ready, set, go!



Registration opens online on February 9 and closes May 15 at 5 p.m.
Park regulations prohibit onsite registration. Registration fees cover event expenses.

Register by May 2 to get an event T-shirt.

5K Adult (18 & older) - $27
5K Youth/Child (17 & younger) - $17
1 Mile Adult/Youth (12 & older) - $17
1 Mile Child (11 & younger) - free


Orphan Expo

Participating charities have information booths and activities to create awareness of the needs of orphans and the work they are doing to help the children they serve.

Learn about ways that you can support orphans and vulnerable children in Cameroon, Egypt, Haiti, India, Niger, Pakistan, Uganda and Zambia.

Race Day Parking

Parking available along Ohio Drive SW at Hains Point until 8 AM when the road will close. Parking also available in the Golf Course Parking Lot. Walk 1/2 mile to check in at Hains Point.

Event Director for DC River Run for Orphans

Sherlie Scribner | Children’s Fund SherlieScribner@ChildrensFund.net | 703-489-8990

River Run for Orphans Events Nationwide

To learn more about events around the country to benefit orphans, or to schedule an event, contact Gerry Geraghty at Hope@RiverRunforOrphans.org

Washington DC: 05/17/2014

7:00 am - Race packet pick up.begins

7:30 am - Orphans Around the World Expo opens

7:45 am - Race packet pick up closes

7:45 am - Gate on Ohio Dr. Closes

7:55 am - 1 Mile Fun Run begins

8:05 am - 5K begins

9:30 am - Race times posted / Event activities        

Donate Directly

Children's Fund works with grassroots community leaders to provide for the care and education of poor and orphaned children in Cameroon, Haiti, India, Pakistan, Uganda and Zambia. 

PO Box 7936 McLean, VA 22106.

Donate directly to
Children's Fund

Coptic Orphans is an award-winning Christian development organization. Since 1988, we've empowered over 30,000 children to overcome extraordinary challenges and reach better lives. We focus on using education at all levels to break the cycle of poverty and unlock each child's God-given potential.

P.O. Box 2881
Merrifield, VA 22116
Phone: 703-641-8910 or


Donate directly to 
Coptic Orphans


Unifying people and mobilizing resources to expand quality educational opportunities in Niger.

6737 Riga Street NE
Rockford, MI 49341


Donate directly to
Remember Niger Coalition