Mercy 3K Walk and 5K Run

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
3K walk at 9:00 AM
5K run at 10:00 AM
Awards & Live Music by Bach To Rock Bethesda at 10:30 AM

Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC 20007

www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/mercy

The non-competitive 3K walk starts at 9:00 AM from Fletcher's Cove to Chain Bridge and back. We don't record times or places in the 3K, and it is not scored. Feel free to run it or walk it.

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Mercy Center Foundation U.S.A. Inc.
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  • We welcome you!

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  • We are grateful for your support!
  • Date / Location:
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- 5K run at 10:00 AM (with awards)
  • Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC 20007
  • Pre-race packet pick-up:
  • Friday, April 27, 2018, 3:00-6:00 PM, at Georgetown Running Company
          3401 M Street NW, Washington DC (202-337-8626) | Map
  • Race-day packet pick-up:
  • Saturday, April 28, 9:15-9:45 AM, on-site at Fletcher's Cove
  • 5K Awards:
  • Top 3 overall male and female, top 3 in age groups 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
  • Gift certificates from Georgetown Running Company and other sponsors
  • Distinctive random awards
  • Sponsors:
    GRC
    Georgetown Running Company
    ultra26sports
    Ultra 26 Sports Nutrition
    BachToRock
        Bach To Rock Bethesda    
    ETS Corporation Sterling VA
    ETS Corporation, Sterling, VA
    Entry Fees:
  • Individuals: • $25 by January 31 • $35 by March 31 • $40 by April 15 • $45 by April 28
  • Groups of 3: • $65 by January 31 • $95 by March 31; $110 by April 15 • $125 by April 28
  • Groups of 5: • $115 by January 31 • $130 by March 31; $150 by April 15 • $180 by April 28
  • Everyone gets a colorful, wearable t-shirt, a goodie bag with real goodies, pre-race refreshments, and post-race picnic
  • Live music by Bach To Rock
  • Sponsor Us:
  • Please support our project to build a secondary school in Lare, Kenya
  • Please sponsor our race | Read our letter to sponsors | PDF
  • Directions:
  • Directions from Georgetown and points east:
        •• Take M Street westbound past Key Bridge
        •• At Foxhall Road, M Street becomes Canal Road. Continue west for 2 miles.
        •• Watch for Reservoir Road on right and entrance to Fletcher's Cove on left.
        •• CAREFULLY turn left - watch for oncoming traffic

  • Directions from Maryland and points west:
        •• Take Clara Barton Parkway eastbound to Chain Bridge where Canal Road begins
        •• Cross Arizona Avenue
        •• Watch for the entrance to Fletcher's Cove on the right
        •• Turn right VERY CAREFULLY -- the right turn there is very sharp

  • Continue down the driveway to free parking
        •• We have 85 parking spots on the left above Fletcher's Cove
        •• When those spaces are full, drive through the tunnel on the right to 200 free parking spaces below Fletcher's Cove
  • Course:
  • Out'n'back on C&O Canal Towpath
  • Completely flat, with a scenic bridge about one mile from the start / finish
  • No cross streets
  • Maps: Street Map
  • 3K course GMAP
  • 5K course GMAP
  • Mission:
  • We currently educate more than 400 female students in Lare, Nakuru Province, Kenya, between Eldoret and Nairobi, in Great Rift Valley
          •• In Kenya, many girls still have no options for secondary school education. Our school fills that void.
          •• With the proceeds of our race in 2017, we built a girls' dormitory for 450 girls. Until then, students were living in six classrooms.
  • Yoga Warm-Up:
  • 9:30 AM: Yoga Warm-up
  • Keynote Speaker:
  • 9:45 AM: Sister Rose, VHM, founder of Mother of Mercy Girls Secondary School (for girls 14-18)
  • To share a ride:
  • View our Facebook page
  • Press Room:
  • Video by Davin Lindwall
  • Instant Results by: SHF
  • Safety And Health Foundation, Inc.
  • Limit:
  • Limited to the first 300 entrants
  • T-shirts:
  • High-quality colorful t-shirt
  • More information:
  • Questions -- Contact Adrianne Doherty (703-309-6657) adriannedoherty@gmail.com
  • Past years' results:
  • 2017 Complete Results | 2017 Awards
  • 2016 Complete Results | 2016 Awards
  • 2015 Complete Results | 2015 Awards
  • 2014 Complete Results | 2014 Awards