Run/Walk For Freedom 5K

Saturday, April 28, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road, Washington DC 20007

Complete Results | Age-Group Awards
    Girma Tolla Desta       Dagne Alemu
  • We were honored to welcome Olympic runners Girma Tolla Desta and Dagne Alemu as volunteers at our race on Saturday, April 28.
  • Girma ran for Ethiopia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics 10,000 meter, finishing 11th in 27:49 in the finals.
  • He won the 2004 Enschede Netherlands Marathon in 2:10:33, among many top finishes worldwide and nationwide.
  • Dagne ran for Ethiopia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics 5,000 meter, finishing 6th in 13:37 in the finals. His lifetime best 5K was 13:07 in Nürnberg in 2000.
  • Both are recognized by IAAF as two of the world's top athletes | Girma's IAAF page | Girma's references | Dagne's IAAF page
Hosted by Foundation Fitness
Foundation Fitness
10387 Main St
Fairfax VA 22030
7232 Columbia Pike
Annandale VA 22003 
4380 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington DC 20007

To benefit Bridge To Freedom Foundation
Bridge to Freedom Foundation

Welcome Read our welcome letter (PDF) | (DOC) |
Date / Location: Saturday, April 28, 9:00 AM, at Fletcher's Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington DC 20007
Pre-race packet pick-up
Friday, April 27, 3:00-6:00 PM, at Georgetown Running Company, 3401 M Street NW, Washington DC (202-337-8626) | Map
15% store discount on shoes and apparel purchased during packet pick-up at Georgetown Running Company
Race-day packet pick-up
Saturday, April 28, 8:00-8:45 AM, on-site at Fletcher's Cove (no race-day registration)
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
Running Company
American Plant Food
Café Green
Mario's Pizza House
Circa Sixty Three
First Defense
Dr. Stuart Ross, DDS
creators of fine jewelry
Pop Chips
Entry Fees:
$25 by February 29, $30 by March 31, $35 by April 12, $40 by April 27
  • Directions from Georgetown and points east:
        ••From Georgetown, go west 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. Continue through the tunnel to free parking by Potomac River
  • Directions from Maryland and points west:
        ••From Clara Barton Parkway, go east past Chain Bridge where Canal Road begins. Cross Arizona Avenue.
        ••Watch for the entrance to Fletcher's Cove on the right. Be careful -- the right turn there is very sharp.
        ••Drive through the tunnel to free parking alongside Potomac River
  • To share a ride:
    Open our Facebook page and post a ride request
    Press Room:
    March 28, 2012 -- Press Release (PDF) | DOC
    Out'n'back on C&O Canal Towpath -- completely flat, no cross-streets | Course map
    Results by: SHF
    Safety And Health Foundation, Inc.
    Limited to the first 500 entrants
    High-quality colorful t-shirt
    More information: Contact Elizabeth McClure (202-617-5708)
    On-line via or by mail using the form below | Printable Form (PDF) | (BW) | (DOC)
    Register Runners / Walkers

    Run/Walk For Freedom 5K  •  ENTRY FORM
    Make checks payable to Foundation Fitness Race
    Mail checks and entry forms to
    Foundation Fitness
    Attn: Elizabeth McClure
    4380 MacArthur Blvd NW
    Washington DC 20007
    By entering this event, I agree, warrant and covenant as follows: I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter or run in this event unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this race including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, including high heat and/or humidity, the conditions of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.   Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of my application, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Elizabeth McClure, Foundation Fitness, Bridge to Freedom Foundation, Safety And Health Foundation Inc., Princeton Running Company, USATF, The District of Columbia, and all sponsors, their directors, elected and appointed officials, employees, officers, agents, representatives, and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.   I acknowledge that the application fee is non-refundable.   I agree that you may use my name and likeness for publicity purposes. 

    Signature _______________________________________________ (parent or guardian if under 18)
    Name _____________________________________________________ Gender __ (M F)  Age on 4/28/2012 __ __

    Address __________________________________________________________________________________________

    City _______________________________________________________________ ST __ __ ZIP __ __ __ __ __

    E-mail _____________________________________________________________ T-shirt size [__] S M L X XX

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    We agree to keep your personal data private.
    Enclosed is my entry fee  [__] $25 by February 29  [__] $30 by March 31  [__] $35 by April 12  [__] $40 by April 27 [__]

    Enclosed is an additional tax-deductible donation of $_____________ to Bridge to Freedom Foundation (BTFF)