WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2013
WHERE: Freedom Plaza at 8:30 a.m.
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., which serves more than 360,000 children and provides more than $50 million in uncompensated care every year, will hold its first annual Race for Every Child 5K (3.1 miles) race/walk.
The goal is to raise $850,000 in critical funds for the hospital’s ongoing effort to provide specialized pediatric care, conduct research into childhood disease prevention and treatment and provide wellness and preventative services to keep children healthy.
The race will be on Saturday, Oct. 5 in the heart of D.C., kicking off at Freedom Plaza. Race for Every Child will feature family-friendly activities and special displays that will highlight what the hospital does best, heal and care for every child that walks through its doors.
Racers and walkers will take their mark at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a “Kids’ Dash” for those 3 to 10 years of age.
Children’s National is encouraging people to register as an individual or to form a team, and run, walk or support someone who is. Visit RaceForEveryChild.org to sign up.