Women & Politics Institute's 4th Annual 5K Race to Representation


Event Date

Thu, Nov 6, 2014


Washington, DC


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Running-5K - Individual Registrations

$30 $30 Closed

Running-5K - Group-registration team Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Let's run to help close the gender gap in political leadership!

The mission of American University’s Women & Politics Institute is to close the gender gap in political leadership. We provide young women with academic and practical training that encourages them to become involved in the political process. And we facilitate research that enhances our understanding of the challenges women face in the political arena. All proceeds from the race go to the Women & Politics Institute.

Event details and schedule

American University
on Friedheim Quadrangle
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Course Map
All ages are welcome
Start Times:
Registration begins at 7:00 AM and race begins at 8:00 AM
Entry Fees:
Advance Registration: $30
Day of Race Registration: $40
Team Registration: Teams must be at least 5 people. If your team has already been created, select the team you wish to join from the "drop-down" list. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest single sex and co-ed teams (based on the 5 fastest runners on the team). For more information, please call My-Lien at 202-885-3103.
MyLaps Bibtag Timing Chip By Revolution3 Timing:
Bibtag timing operated by Revolution3 Timing will be used to score the 5K race. The system uses a computer "tag" that is attached to each runner’s bib so that it can record the exact time a runner crosses the starting line and the finish line. All awards will be based on clock time.  
The top three male and female finishers overall receive awards. The first male and female finishers in these age groups also receive awards: 24 & under, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, and 55 and over.
Packet Pick Up:
Race packets, t-shirts, bibs, and Chronotrack timing B-tags will be available at two locations.
Packet Pick Up # 1:
Thursday, March 27th from 5:30 PM until 8 PM at Athleta, located at 3229 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
Packet Pick Up # 2:
Friday, March 28th from 2 PM until 6 PM, outside the elevator on the second floor of American University’s Ward Circle Building, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. Parking is available in the School of International Service (SIS) parking lot, located at the corner of New Mexico and Nebraska Avenue.
On race day, packet pickup is from 7:00 AM until 7:50 AM. Please don't wait until race day if you want to avoid the lines.
Picking Up for Your Family and Friends:
Runners can pick up bibs and t-shirts for their friends.
From Northeast of Washington (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore)
Follow Interstate 95 south to Interstate 495 west toward Silver Spring. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway)
From South or West of Washington (Norfolk, Richmond,Charlottesville)
Follow Interstate 95 North or Interstate 66 North to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. Follow Interstate 495 North. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).
From Interstate 495 Capital Beltway
Take exit 39 and carefully follow the signs for River Road (Maryland Route 190) east toward Washington. Continue east on River Road to the fifth traffic light. Turn right onto Goldsboro Road (Maryland Route 614). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue (Maryland Route 396). Continue on Massachusetts Avenue for about two miles, through the first traffic circle (Westmoreland Circle). Continue approximately one mile and enter a second traffic circle (Ward Circle). Take the first right turn out of the circle, onto Nebraska Avenue. The campus is on your right, and the School of International Service parking lot is on your right at the intersection of New Mexico and Nebraska Avenue.
Free parking is available in the School of International Service (SIS) underground parking lot located at the corner of New Mexico and Nebraska Avenues.
By Metro
The closest Metro stop to American University is Tenleytown/AU on the Red Line, which is less than a mile from the campus.

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