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2nd annual AESA ONE Abebe Bikila 5K

Abebe Complete Results
Overall and Age-Group Awards
Photos by Miles Aitken
We mailed all award certificates not presented on race day.
We thank Georgetown Running Company
BJ's Wholesale Club for sponsoring the race.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 • 4:00 PM
RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

  • In honor of Abebe Bikila, the first great African athlete, winner of the Olympic Marathons 1960 in Rome, Italy; and 1964 in Tokyo, Japan
  • All entrants get a free beautiful, colorful AESA ONE t-shirt, free refreshments, and a free ticket to the opening ceremonies of the All Ethiopian Sports Association ONE's international soccer tournament
  • Honored guests: Olympians Miruts Yifter, Kenenisa Bekela, Meseret Defar, and Tirunesh Dibaba
  • Run on a unique course starting and finishing near historic RFK Stadium | Printable course map | GMAP
  • Come for the race, stay for the opening ceremonies
  • Awards: $10,000 in total cash prizes for the top 5 finishers M/F ($2000, $1000, $850, $650, $500) | Certificates from Georgetown Running Company for top 3 M/F in 10-year age groups ($50, $25, $10)
  • Go Green • take Metro to the race (Blue and Orange Lines)
  • Packet pick-up and race-day registration: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM on-site at RFK Stadium Parking Lot 8, northeast corner, or Parking Lot 5, southeast corner
  • Instant scoring by Safety And Health Foundation
  • Please join us as a volunteer or a sponsor -- contact -- 703-927-4833
  • We proudly announce our Class of 2013 -- All Athletes Entered as of June 28

  • #6 Mesfin Abebe, M 30, Washington DC
  • #7 Waynishet Abebe, F 26, Washington DC
  • #8 Yonel Admasu, M 17, Fairfax VA
  • #9 Etsehiwot Berhanu Albert, F 30, Alexandria VA
  • #10 Bereket Alem Kidanu, M 28, Washington DC
  • #15 Raffy Deon Almanza, M 32, Annandale VA
  • #17 Zenihun Ambaye, M 36, New York NY
  • #19 Aaron L. Anderson, M 29, Germantown MD
  • #20 Aman L. Anderson, M 25, Landover MD
  • #25 Donald B. Ardell, Ph.D., M 74, St. Petersburg FL
  • #28 Nebiyou Aynu, M 20, Durham NC
  • #29 Lidia Baca, F 49, Manassas VA
  • #30 Robert C. Bell, M 24, Gainesville VA
  • #35 Hirut Beyene Guangul, F 21, New York NY
  • #37 Betsy Biffl, F 42, Alexandria VA
  • #43 Chale Bitew, M 24, New York NY
  • #44 Challe Bitew, M 25, Washington DC
  • #45 Ursula Cerro, F 33, Annandale VA
  • #46 Eric Chirchir, M 29, Hasbrouck Heights NJ
  • #47 Rick Cobb, M 42, Norman OK
  • #50 Aaron Colangelo, M 38, Washington DC
  • #59 Matthew B. Colangelo, M 38, Washington DC
  • #65 Amanda R. Corcoran, F 36, Washington DC
  • #71 Thomas F. Corcoran, M 43, Washington DC
  • #72 Kim Cruts, F 27, Washington DC
  • #73 Biruk Deberework, M 30, Washington DC
  • #75 Matthew Deters, M 28, Washington DC
  • #92 Shaun Dubick, M 26, Fulton MD
  • #93 Abiyot Endale, M 27, Bronx NY
  • #94 Hannah Jean Fielder, F 18, Alexandria VA
  • #95 Keith John Freeburn, M 39, Centreville VA
  • #96 Almaz Gebre, F 26, Washington DC
  • #99 Takele Gebreliul, M 29, Washington DC
  • #100 Seife Geletu, M 31, Washington DC
  • #115 Shetaye Gemechu, M 33, Albuquerque NM
  • #123 Stephen Goss, M 26, Alexandria VA
  • #124 Demissia Gulti, M 29, Washington DC
  • #127 Gunnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, F 19, Washington DC
  • #139 Robert L. Gurtler, M 78, The Plains VA
  • #147 Kidane B. Habte, M 32, Los Angeles CA
  • #156 Claire Hallissey, F 30, Arlington VA
  • #157 Samuel W. Harrison, M 50, Houston TX
  • #168 Rachel D. Hilley, F 34, Moore OK
  • #180 Max Benjamin Horwitz, M 23, Washington DC
  • #183 Pamela J. Huston, F 41, Choctaw OK
  • #206 Temesgen Ilanso, M 27, Washington DC
  • #208 Gregory (Jack) Kammerer, M 50, Washington DC
  • #209 Abu Kebede, M 22, Annandale VA
  • #212 Robel Hailay Kebede, M 18, Silver Spring MD
  • #213 Wilson Kiprotich Kebenei, M 32, Nyack NY
  • #214 Zereu Kelele, M 32, Albuquerque NM
  • #215 Karl Kensinger, M 53, Arlington VA
  • #227 Nick Kensinger, M 18, Arlington VA
  • #245 Edward Keusenkothen, M 46, Reston VA
  • #249 Elarbi Khattabi, M 46, Waynesboro PA
  • #250 Kipyego Kirui, M 32, Chapel Hill NC
  • #251 Shadrack Kosgei, M 28, Nyack NY
  • #252 Richard Krummerich, M 60, Baltimore MD
  • #253 Kiprono Kurgat, M 24, Chapel Hill NC
  • #254 Emma Louise Loewe, F 20, Old Greenwich CT
  • #255 Eric Maddox, M 35, Santa Fe NM
  • #256 Hirut Mengistu Mandefro, F 27, Washington DC
  • #257 Kevin McNab, M 27, Bethesda MD
  • #258 Misiker Mekonnen Demissie, F 26, Albuquerque NM
  • #259 Askale Merachi, F 26, Philadelphia PA
  • #260 Christopher Mills, M 23, Falls Church VA
  • #261 Farah Minwalla, F 23, Las Vegas NV
  • #262 Shannon Mok, F 32, Arlington VA
  • #263 Thomas Nathaniel Newby II, M 24, Falls Church VA
  • #264 Nate Pedder, M 20, Troy MI
  • #265 David Pinnick, M 56, Manassas VA
  • #266 Ted Poulos, M 51, McLean VA
  • #267 Chris Hayes Pruitt, M 31, Arlington VA
  • #268 Lora A. Quintanilla, F 43, Moore OK
  • #269 Jeffrey Redfern, M 30, Washington DC
  • #271 Daniel Reef, M 23, Washington DC
  • #272 Greg Ridlington, M 39, Alexandria VA
  • #273 Ray E Robinson, M 38, Moore OK
  • #274 Hayat Saenz, F 32, Gwynn Oak MD
  • #275 Mike Sanders, M 40, Washington DC
  • #276 James Scarborough, M 55, McLean VA
  • #277 George Scott, M 27, Arlington VA
  • #278 Yohannes Seifu, M 23, Los Angeles CA
  • #279 Jessica Moore Simon, F 34, Washington DC
  • #280 Johnetta Smith, F 28, Hyattsville MD
  • #281 Amy Storer, F 25, Chevy Chase MD
  • #282 Syed Sadaf Sultan, M 25, Washington DC
  • #286 Joan Tangwar, F 23, Chapel Hill NC
  • #289 Awet Hailemaryiam Tareke, M 21, Takoma Park MD
  • #293 Demesse Tefera, M 30, New York NY
  • #294 Wegayehu Tefera, M 24, New York NY
  • #297 Abiy Kassa Teferi, M 25, Alexandria VA
  • #298 Mikael Tesfaye Kahsey, M 26, Bronx NY
  • #310 Josef Tessema, M 24, Springfield VA
  • #329 Synthia Lux Tonn, F 28, Greenbelt MD
  • #330 Jon Torrance, M 42, Washington DC
  • #335 Fatoumata Touray, F 26, Silver Spring MD
  • #336 Abdulkadir Tufa, M 33, Washington DC
  • #339 Janet L. Villani, F 32, Norman OK
  • #341 Mandy Whalen, F 73, Alexandria VA
  • #344 Alexander Yuskavage, M 30, Arlington VA
  • See our Class of 2012 -- complete list of entrants in the 2012 inaugural edition of this race
  • 2012 complete results
  • Sponsor prospectus | Small | Medium | Big
    Start and finish under East Capitol Street bridge, at northeast corner of Lot 8 or southeast corner of Lot 5 (see map below)

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  • Thank you for entering AESA ONE Abebe Bikila 5K, to be held Sunday, June 30, on the Anacostia River Walk trail on the eastern margin of RFK Stadium parking lots 7 and 8.
  • We are excited and very happy to bring this race to you, last year the first ever on the new Anacostia River Walk trail. We are delighted that you chose to run our race.


  • We are grateful to our sponsors:
  • AESA ONE -- providing t-shirts, soccer tickets, and cash prizes
  • If you take Metro Orange or Blue Lines to Stadium-Armory, go up the excalator and turn right onto 19th Street. Turn right again at East Capitol Street and walk past DC Armory to the entrance to Parking Lot 8. Follow the sidewalk in Parking Lot 8 as far east as it goes.
  • Our start / finish are at parking lot level (NOT STREET LEVEL) under the East Capitol Street Whitney Young Bridge.
  • We have learned from RFK Stadium that parking will NOT be free on race day.
  • Parking in Lot 8 is $10, accessible off I-395 from the south and East Capitol Street - Independence Avenue from the east.
  • Parking in Lot 7 is also probably $10, but you may be able to find a free parking place near the playground off Oklahoma Avenue, since RFK Stadium provides free parking for the public playground.
  • Free parking is available at Langston Golf Course, Eastern High School, and many neighborhood streets. Please obey any signs that say "No Parking On Event Days."
  • Portable toilets are located about 400 meters from the start in the middle of Lot 7. We don't have any portable toilets near the start / finish. Please plan accordingly.
  • Here is a map of the streets around RFK Stadium | MAP
  • Here is a map of the parking areas around RFK Stadium | MAP
  • The start / finish location is on this map | MAP
  • When you arrive, we will have three tables with bib numbers, t-shirts, and safety pins
  • One table for pre-entered MEN alphabetically by last name
  • One table for pre-entered WOMEN alphabetically by last name
  • One table for race-day registration ($40)
  • Your bib number serves as a ticket for the championship soccer game
  • NOTE: We use manual timing, not electronic timing. No chips or ankle-bands. You MUST wear your bib number visibly on the front of your shirt during the race and especially at the finish so we can score you properly. We must know your correct age to score you properly. Please look at the sticker on your bib number to assure that your name, gender, age, and city are correct, and please inform the registrar of any corrections.
  • If we have more than 200 entrants, for safety on the narrow trail, we MAY split the event into two races, a men's race starting at 4:00 PM or a few minutes earlier if everyone is ready to go, and a women's race starting a few minutes later.
  • Thus you will know your competition!
  • Our course is entirely flat -- even flatter than Hains Point or C&O Canal Towpath -- all paved, no street crossings.
  • We start under Whitney Young Bridge facing north.
  • We stay on the right-hand side of the trail and run north to Benning Road.
  • There, we take a left, then another quick left to circle a small triangle of land.
  • Then we turn right, back onto Anacostia River Walk going south.
  • Running southbound, we pass the start line under Whitney Young Bridge and continue to the first split-rail fence where construction begins.
  • Stay to your right and turn around left at the cone and the marshal.
  • Continue on your right northbound.
  • Pass the start / finish under Whitney Young Bridge again.
  • Continue north to Benning Road.
  • Turn left and left again at the triangle, then right onto Anacostia River Walk.
  • Run south to the finish line under Whitney Young Bridge.
  • We have markers at each mile (1, 2, 3).
  • Since the course starts and ends at its midpoint, you pass the midpoint aid station with water twice during the race.
  • We have course marshals with clipboards at the north end at Benning Road, the south end at the split-rail fence, and again at the north end at Benning Road, They will record the bib numbers of the leading male and female runners. To be eligible for an award -- cash or gift certificate -- you MUST run the entire course, and you MUST be listed on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd clipboards. Therefore, do not obscure your bib number with another short or pin it to the side of your shorts. You MUST wear it visibly on the front of your shirt.
  • We discourage the use of headphones, cell phones, or other portable listening devices during the competition.
  • Our course marshals must be able to communicate the turns to you, and they must be able to ask you to show your bib number at the turns. Feel free to warm up before the race or cool down after the race wearing headphones, but please do not wear them during the competition.
  • AESA ONE intends to award the cash prizes inside RFK Stadium itself, during the 6:00 PM opening ceremonies. The awards are $2000 for 1st, $1000 for 2nd, $850 for 3rd, $650 for 4th, and $500 for 5th. AESA ONE plans to have a golf cart or and SUV to drive the top 5 men and women into RFK Stadium, amidst the cheering of 20,000 soccer fans. AESA ONE would like the top 5 M/F to take a victory lap around the inside of RFK Stadium, carrying their national flags. Please, if you hope to finish among the top 5 men and women, bring your national flag so you can wear it when you take your victory lap inside RFK Stadium.
  • For the top 3 males / females in each age-group 9& under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over, we shall present gift certificates from Georgetown Running Company (3401 M Street NW, Washington DC 202-337-8626) immediately after your race, $100 for first, $50 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd. No need to wait for the 6:00 PM opening ceremony.
  • If you have a family member or friend who can assist us with the event, please write or call, or check in with one of the registrars or with me before the race. We have plenty to do, from check-in, course marshal, results, food service, and clean-up.
  • We expect temperatures in the 90s, maybe even over 100F.
  • Please dress lightly, with light-colored or white clothing.
  • Do not wear black, as it absorbs heat.
  • If you take a warm-up run before the race, splash yourself with water -- especially over your head -- right before the race to cool you at the surface.
  • Drink plenty of fluids a few hours before the race, but not right before so you don't need the bathroom.
  • If you feel tired or woozy, please stop and walk.
  • We don't want anyone to get sick or injured from the heat.
  • Wear sunscreen if your need it.
  • Please DO wear shoes that protect you from hot pavement.
  • Please be aware that our course is NOT shady -- you run in the open alongside Anacostia River, where the temperature is slightly cooler than other urban areas, but the trees recently planted on Anacostia River Walk are not tall enough to provide any shade whatsoever.
  • Please, no participants under the age of 10
  • Participants over 65 must show their doctor's authorization that they are medically and physically fit to run and have no other health issues
  • All participants must sign a dated consent form before starting the race stating that they are 100% running on their own responsibility and at their own risk
  • Feel free to call me with any questions before Sunday, June 30, at 2:00 PM. After that time, I shall be on-site.
    -- Thank you, Jay Jacob Wind, director
    Safety And Health Foundation
    Cell 703-505-3567
    Message 703-927-4833
    Fax 703-521-6157