RGI 5K Fun Run


Event Date

Sun, May 3, 2020

9:30 AMRGI 5K Fun Run


8000 NE 12th St Medina Park
Medina, WA 98039

Online registration ends on:
Sat, May 2, 2020 6:00 PM PDT


Activity Price

RGI 5K Fun Run

  • $40

About This Activity


Sophie Sharp, Clyde Hill resident, 10th grade student at The Overlake School, Redmond and alumn of St. Thomas School, Medina is once again organizing the RGI 5K Fun Run.  After a hugely successful community event for the past two years where she raised over $55,000, Sophie is organizing the run through Medina to benefit Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI). 

RGI’s mission is to educate and empower girls in Rwanda to reach their highest potential. Founders Suzanne “Soozi” Sinegal McGill and Shalisan “Shal” Foster recognized that education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women.  In collaboration with the Rwandan government and Gashora community, they established Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) as an upper-secondary boarding school would not only change the future of Rwanda, it would become a model for girls’ education for Sub-Saharan Africa.  “We strive to cultivate inspired leaders with a love of learning and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth. The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is an innovative and socio-economically diverse model upper-secondary school designed to provide a “whole girl” education. GGAST provides a rigorous college prep academic program, combined with leadership training and extra-curricular activities that fill our girls with confidence that they can pursue their dreams of university education and fulfilling and impactful vocations.” Educate a girl. Inspire a community. Transform a country.

T-Shirts are available during online registration until 20th April. Limited T-shirts will be available on a first come first serve base for those who register after that date. 


  • Registration | 7:30am – 9am
  • 5K start | 9:30am

Course Description

This 5k Fun Run is the same as last year with a slight adjustment, starting at Medina Park, up NE 12th Street turning right at Evergreen Point Road, running all the way to the 520, then returning along the same route back to Medina Park.

Registration and Packet Pick-up

  • Early Packet Pick-up is to be held on May 17th at St. Thomas School, Medina front steps between 4 - 6 pm
  • Packet Pick-up is available day of the event between 7:30 - 9am
  • You can register on the day of the event between 7:30 - 8:30am


Awards will be given to the top 3 places in all age divisions for Men and Women! These include:

  • <10 and under
  • 11 - 14
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70+

That's over 54 medals to be given out! Don't miss the opportunity to place in your age group!

Timing / Results

A link will be posted on our website on the Results Page of Woodinville Running Company at www.woodinvillerunningcompany.com

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director, Sophie Sharp, at sophies1@live.com

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Rwanda Girls Initiative