DC Area Race Calendar
Run Hope Work is excited to bring forth our Run For A Better Life 5K on June 26 at 8:00am. Racers will take on the fast, flat, out and back 5K course on the C&O Tow Path starting at Fletcher’s Cove and initially running upstream. Run Hope Work is a DC based nonprofit organization that helps local youth and adult residents take control of their futures through a holistic work readiness training program. The individuals we aim to uplift are often returning citizens, young adults dealing with housing instability in communities impacted by gun violence. Run Hope Work implements a running component, a meditation curriculum and workforce training to gain certifications in the construction trades. We take people who are ready to work and make them “Work Ready”.
We are running to raise awareness about our mission and to fundraise for our Post Covid Replacement Strategy. Funds raised through this 5K will allow Run Hope Work to get more DC youth off the streets, acquire skills and get them into respectable jobs. We’re helping empower our community with hopes to end the cycle of poverty and violence. Please join us! Let’s all Run for a Better Life.
Edison High School track
5801 Franconia Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22310 Map
The Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon is a point-to-point race. The trail is made of pavement, dirt, and crushed stone. The race course will descend about 1400′. The 9:00 am race start is located on the rail trail below First/Front Street in Thomas, WV. The race finish is in Parsons, WV. At 8:00 am, a bus will transport runners from Parsons to the race start in Thomas.
RACE ENTRY WILL CLOSE AT 200 RUNNERS!
C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway, Carderock MD between Mile post 10 and 11 and finishes at the same place.
Sunday, September 19, 6:00 AM -7:45 AM, on site at C&O Canal Tow Path, Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway, Carderock, MD.
Start/Finish & Parking
-Directions to Parking can be found using Google Maps
-Parking is available in the parking area near the start/finish line.
-Five aid stations along the course.
-10 Mile runners pass aid stations five times.
-20 Miler pass aid stations ten times (approximately every two miles).
-Each aid station has water and Gatorade.
-First aid, course marshals, and bike support on the course as well.