Annual 5K

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Date & Time: Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 8:00a.m. Rain or Shine

Venue: West Potomac Park, Washington, DC

Location: Intersection of Independence Ave and Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20001

Join us for a morning of fun in scenic West Potomac Park. The 5K Run will start promptly at 8:00a.m.and the Walk will follow immediately after all runners have cleared the start line. The 5K course is flat and fast alongside the Potomac River. The National Park Service prohibits exchange of funds on park property; therefore there is no race day registration. We suggest early registration. The last day to register will be Friday, May 16th. All entries are non-refundable.

Run/Walk Donation:
$25.00 (increases to $30.00 on May 10th)
Student – $20.00

Charity: All proceeds will benefit the Brian K. Betts Foundation for Educational Enrichment. The Foundation was established by Brian’s family to carry on his legacy of enriching education for all students.

Race Info: ChronoTrack Timing and scoring by Amazing Race Timing will be used to score the 5K Run. The ChronoTrack B-Tag is attached to the underside of the runner’s race bib and records the exact time a runner crosses the starting line and the finish line, resulting in a net time for each runner. Overall runner awards will be based upon gun time and age group awards will be based upon transponder times.

Scenic national park setting; 5K course is flat & fast alongside the Potomac River; nutritional food and water; plenty of volunteers; DJ Crispanic; personal trainer for warm-ups before race.

Monetary prizes for top overall running finishers, male and female ($100, $75, $50)
Merchandise prizes for top running winners in multiple age categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over
Merchandise prizes for top running co-ed team combined time (4-person with at least one male and one female).

Awards ceremony following completion of the race.

Post race refreshments, uniquely designed short-sleeve t-shirt to registered runners/walkers, race packet and an opportunity to win awards either in the 5K or random prizes given during the post-race ceremony.

Packet Pick-Up Location
Register in person, pick up your bib with ChronoTrack B-Tag attached, t-shirt and race packet on May 16, 2014 at the REI store in Fairfax, VA, address:  11950 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA  22030.  You can also pick up your race packet the morning of the race at the event site.

Registrants are allowed to pick up bibs and
t-shirts for family and friends. No ID is required to pick up bibs and t-shirts for others.
T-shirts cannot be mailed.

Bag Check
There will be a bag check at the packet pick-up booth on race day. Please do not bring valuables, as the BKB Foundation cannot be responsible for items left at the bag check.

Pet Policy
Dogs on 5 foot, non-retractable leashes are permitted at the BKB Annual 5K Run/Walk. Pet owners are responsible for the behavior and clean-up of their pets.

Parking is limited in West Potomac Park. However, there are three parking lots (Lots A, B and C). The lots close at 6:00 a.m. on race day and reopen after the race. Parking can also be found on side streets north of Constitution Ave NW between 18th & 23rd Streets NW.

Metro doesn’t start operating until 7:00a.m. on weekends and that doesn’t give enough time for participants in the outlying suburbs to get to the race by 8:00a.m. Please consider having someone drop you off at 23rd and Constitution Avenue before the race and you could then ride metro home.

Foggy Bottom/GWU on the Orange and Blue Lines is the closest Metro stop to the event. The location of the stop is 23rd & H Streets, NW. To get to the race site by metro, walk south along 23rd St. passing the State Department and the Lincoln Memorial. Look south to the Potomac River and the staging area for the event is the park adjacent to the river.

Event Coordinators: Doris – and Maggie at
Event Email:
Event Website:

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