Ben's Run

5K, 5 Mile, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Apr 23, 2016


Silver Spring, MD


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Running-5 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$35 $35 Closed

Running-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

5 Mile, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk. Over the past five years, Ben's Run has donated a total of $333,000 to Children's National to improve the treatment of children with cancer.  As in previous years, proceeds from Ben’s Run 2016 will support research to benefit the sickest children in the oncology and bone marrow units in the Center of Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National.  

Event details and schedule

Stonegate Elementary:  Race Start and Finish
This race begins and ends at Stonegate Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, where Ben started in first grade after his kindergarten diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL.  When Ben was in 4th grade, he relapsed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML and left the school halfway through the year and did not return—except for a few visits and tutoring sessions with his excellent 5th grade teachers.  Ben was a big fan of Stonegate and had wonderful memories of the school and all his friends and teachers there.
Three Neighborhood Courses
The 5K race will start in the school parking lot and go up Notley Road from the school and travel through the western side of the neighborhood.  As the course reaches the halfway mark, runners can take advantage of a water stop at Jaystone Court where Ben’s family lives.  
The course gets a little hilly as it goes up Fieldstone and turns right to go down Cobblestone, eventually making its way up Stonewall toward the school.  The 5K will finish where it started - in the school parking lot.
The 5 Mile race  will follow the same course as the 5K, but runners will continue past the school parking lot to the 1 k marker where they will turn around and retrace the route back to the finish line in the school parking lot.
The 1 mile course will start in the horseshoe in the front of the school.  It will go down Notley from the school and turn right and go up Cobblestone to Fieldstone.  It finishes at the intersection of Fieldstone and Notley just north of the school.  It is a perfect length for smaller children and adults who would prefer a nice walk over a run.  

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