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There will be a 5K course as well as a 1.2 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 Rock Creek Park
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 January 29 and closes May 2 at 5 p.m.
Park regulations prohibit onsite registration. Registration fees cover event expenses.
5K Adult (18+) - $25 +fee
5K Youth (6-17) - $15 +fee
1.2 Mile Fun Run (over 5) - $15 +fee
1.2 Mile (5 and younger are free)
Individual Registration - Select from the Individual Categories.
To Start a New Team - Select from the Team Categories.
To Join a Team - Select from the Team Categories. You will be able to select your team from a list.
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, Haiti, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Uganda and Zambia.
Morrow Road will close to traffic at 7:45 on race morning. Use Colorado Avenue from 16th Street to park on Stage Road at Picnic Area 24 / Fitzgerald Tennis Center / Carter Barron Amphitheater. (Area 23 on the Rock Creek Park Map.)
GPS Address: 4850 Colorado Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20011
Map of Parking Area
To learn more about events around the country to benefit orphans, or to schedule an event, contact Gerry Geraghty at Hope@RiverRunforOrphans.org
7:00 am - Race packet pick up only on race day.
7:30 am - Orphans Around the World Expo opens
7:30 am - 1.2 Mile Fun Run begins
8:00 am - 5K begins
9:30 am - Race times posted/Event activities
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.
Villages of Hope, AKCLI is an orphan care ministry located in Zambia that is dedicated to the complete care of the 42 children living in our village. Through the development and management of local businesses we are seeking economic sustainability to help fund operational costs of the village to ensure long-term engagement in our community.
224 N. Washington Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
We work with homeless families in Northern Virginia and impoverished children in the Embakasi District of Nairobi, Kenya. It is not our intent just to make daily life better for the children, but to help children stay in a nurturing family environment that will give them the best chance to become productive citizens, thereby ending the cycle of poverty.
Side by Side Ministries
P.O. Box 2141, Fairfax, VA 22031