Runners of all ages receive a teddy bear when they cross the finish line in this Race to Give Every Child a Strong Start. Proceeds keep the high-quality Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center preschool affordable and accessible to children from low-income working families, preparing them to be ready for success in school and in life.
This year, a morning event, 5K at 8 am, 1K at 9:15 am, after prizes are awarded to 5K winners.
Meet on field behind Children’s Center, 7230 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, to join in the Teddy Bear Parade to Pimmit Hills Park, start/finish. Run thru shaded Pimmit Hills neighborhood to Olney Park and back. 1K starts on Children’s Center field.
Prices: 5K-$35, 1K-$20 until 8 pm Friday, Sept. 21, when online registration closes; 5K-$40, 1K-$25 at Packet Pick, 10 am – 2 pm, at the Children’s Center, 7230 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, and Race Day on the field behind the Center, 7:15 -7:45 am.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Great Prizes to fastest Male and Female; Mom and Dad with Strollers; Male/Female winners to 3rd place in 7 age groups; and boys and girls ages 6 to 19 in 6 age groups.