Join the Heroes of Play 5K Fun Run/Walk

Heroes of Play 5K

Saturday, October 14, 2017 

Check-in opens at 7 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m.

**There is no on-site registration–you must register by Friday, Oct. 13.**

Anacostia Park (Roller Skating Pavilion), 1500 Anacostia Drive, DC 20020

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Challenge yourself to walk or run a 5K to benefit children experiencing homelessness.

Participate as an individual or create/join a team. Create a fundraising page to share with your networks – tell your neighbors, your coworkers, your congregation, your family … tell everyone to sponsor you! You’ll have the chance to win team or individual prizes for raising the most. And on race day, dress up as your favorite real-life or fictional superhero to make it extra fun.

We’re pleased to have award-winning journalist Lesli Foster as our Grand Marshal. Lesli is a mainstay of Washington news as a weeknight anchor for WUSA9 evening broadcasts. She will kick off the event, and present prizes during the closing ceremony.

Event registration includes a T-shirt, and every penny raised will help fund programming – including field trips, healthy snacks and supplies – that directly benefits children and youth living in temporary housing. Raise at least $100, and you’ll get the $35 registration fee refunded.

Here’s the route: (Click image to enlarge)

The event is open to participants of all ages and abilities, and we encourage both runners and walkers to come out in support of play.

Interested in volunteering? We can always use help in setting up, cheering on participants, handing out water, and cleaning up after. If you can help, submit this form and we’ll be in touch. (We’ll waive the registration fee if you want to run or walk as well.)

Not able to participate? Consider making a gift in honor of a Hero of Play already registered as they challenge themselves to raise funds for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Many thanks to our sponsors for their wonderful support:


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