Washington, DC

Kenya Connect 5K

St. Johns Episcopal Church
9120 Frederick Rd.
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

This is an inexpensive small race with a great chance for runners to receive awards.
The course route is on the registration page.
In Maryland take U.S. 29 and exit for westbound U.S.40, immediately get to the left lane. At the first light turn left onto St. John’s Lane. At the first light on it turn right onto Frederick Road westbound. At the top of the hill turn right (the 2nd right) onto the St. Johns Campus (or set your navigation to 9120 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042).

We have unique prizes! The fastest team (top five runners on a team) will win a prize. Top Individual Fundraiser and Top Team Fundraiser will win prizes and anyone raising $500 or more will win a Kenyan basket or carving. The top three male/female runners will win hand carved medallion from Wamunyu, Kenya, gift cards and the top runner will also receive a Kenyan Carving. Hand carved medallion awards will be given to the top three places female/male in the following age groups: under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. Post race food will include bagels, fruit and water. All runners registered by March 16 are guaranteed a short sleeved tech shirt and goodie bag. Race costs increase on March 16.You can sign up to be a virtual runner and you will receive a race t-shirt. There will also be an alternate zumba session during the race.
The Kenya Connect 5K: Running for Education on Two Continents will wind through the beautiful Dunloggin neighborhood with over 300 runners/walkers from Howard, Baltimore, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel counties expected to be a part of the race. The event supports Kenya Connect, a non-profit working to empower and enrich education at 55 schools in rural Kenya. There will also be a crafts market featuring Kenyan baskets, woodcarvings, aprons, and tablecloths created by our friends in rural Kenya. A post race gathering will be held on the campus of St. John’s Episcopal Church with breakfast foods and all race participants are invited to Manor Hill Tavern for brunch/lunch post party (additional fee at Manor Hill).

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