Runners, head to the starting line! VIDA Fitness is hosting its fourth annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 13 at East Potomac Park. The local fitness club will donate proceeds from the event to Thrive DC – a local non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the D.C. area. Local radio personalities Kelly Collis and Jen Richer, co-hosts of 94.7 Fresh FM’s The Tommy Show, will emcee the race and awards ceremony. The 5K Run/Walk is open to the public and participants can submit their event registrations at: www.vidathrive5k.com.
Nicknamed Hains Point by locals, East Potomac Park’s flat running course, which circles the Potomac River, will again serve as the backdrop for the event. Both dog and stroller friendly, the VIDA Thrive 5K Run/Walk is geared toward families, kids, weekend athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. There will be special race heats for both children and pets.
Events and prizes for the race include:
- VIDA memberships, personal training sessions and guest passes.
- Gift cards from SweatBox, Aura Spa and Bang Salon.
2018 Packet Pick-Up will take place at VIDA Fitness-Gallery Place on Thursday, October 11 from 9 a.m. — 6p.m. and U-Street on Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Parking space is extremely limited at East Potomac Park, so VIDA encourages race participants to leave their cars at home. Convenient methods of transportation include: walking, Capital Bikeshare, DC Metro, Uber, Lyft or taxicab.
Continuing a race tradition, VIDA Fitness is again hosting a sock drive to benefit Thrive DC, which runs now right up to race day. Runners and spectators are encouraged to bring new socks of all sizes and styles to all VIDA locations or on race day where donation boxes will be located. VIDA Fitness is doubling the efforts and will match each pair of new socks donated to Thrive DC. Since their partnership began in 2015, VIDA Fitness has raised more than $50,000 for Thrive DC.
To purchase your race entry and receive more information on the VIDA 5K Run/Walk, please visit:www.vidathrive5k.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/442012079595140/. Registration costs $45 per person.
WHO: VIDA Fitness, Thrive DC and The Tommy Show
WHAT: 5K Run/Walk benefiting Thrive DC, with Tommy Show Hosts, Grand Prizes including PT sessions, massages and free month of membership
Schedule of Events on Saturday, October 13:
- 7:00 AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens
- 7:00 AM – Bag Drop Opens
- 7:40 AM – Warm-Up & Stretch
- 7:55 AM – National Anthem
- 8:00 AM – Race Begins
- 9:00 AM – Awards Ceremony
- 9:30 AM – Course Closes
WHEN: October 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: East Potomac Park at Hains Point
14th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024