Race to Raise Each Other Up 2015


Event Date

Sat, Apr 18, 2015


Washington, DC


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$40 $40 Closed

Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open

$40 $40 Closed

About This Activity

The Race to Raise Each Other Up is back and ready to make 2015 another successful year!  The Race is a charity 5k, held in Washington, D.C., which raises money for the non-profit organization, Masinyusane.  All proceeds for the Race go directly to Masinyusane.  The Race to Raise Each Other Up will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Masinyusane, which means "Raising Each Other Up," is a an organization that strives to raise up poor South African communities through education of their youth.  They believe that by empowering these young South Africans with greater education opportunities, they will help set them on paths toward successful futures, which in turn will help to raise up the families and communities surrounding these rising stars.  To learn more about Masinyusane visit: http://www.masinyusane.org/
Thanks to all those that braved the cold rain in last year's inaugural Race!  Your charity helped us raise over $1,600 for Masinyusane.  We hope to exceed that $1,600 mark in 2015, but we need YOUR help to do so.  We've made some changes to our Race that we believe will improve the race for our runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators.  The Race to Raise Each Other Up has moved to Rock Creek Park, the largest National Park in Washington.  We've also made the date of the Race later in the spring (April 18), which might give us a greater probability for some nice weather.  For those of you that don't know this is a family friendly race; runners and walkers (and crawlers) are more than welcome.  One of the exciting advantages of holding the race at Rock Creek Park means that the 5k route will be completely closed off to vehicular traffic, creating a very safe environment for our runners and walkers.
We are extremely excited about this year's race and we look forward to seeing you bright and early (8 a.m.) on the morning of the 18th!
Yours Truly,
Tim Cork and Caitlin Hennessey
Event Coordinators

Race to Raise Each Other Up

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

6:30-7:30 a.m. Runner/walker check-in at Picnic Grove 24, Rock Creek Park.

7:30-7:45 a.m. Runner briefing and info.

8:00 a.m. Race Start.

8:20-10:30 a.m. Post Race gathering/ celebration.

10:30 a.m. Official end of Race.

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Clean up and exit Rock Creek Park.

Course Info:

The course is scenic and flat on paved roads through Rock Creek Park. The course is 1.5 miles out and back loop. Runners will begin at Picnic Grove 24 and travel north on Stage Road until they reach the first intersection at Morrow Dr.  Runners will turn left onto Morrow Drive and continue northwest to the intersection of Morrow and Beach Drive.  From there runners will make a sharp left looping onto Beach Drive and heading south until they reach the turn-around point at Picnic Grove 4. At the turn-around runners will head back up north on Beach to Morrow to Stage until they reach the finish line at Picnic Grove 24.  There will be course marshalls at the intersection of Stage and Morrow, at the intersection of Morrow and Beach, and at the turn-around at Picnic Grove 4 directing participants.


Arrival and Parking Info:

Runners should arrive between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. for check-in at Picnic Grove 24. Parking is available in lots adjacent to the start at Picnic Grove 24.

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