Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. is delighted to announce Serve Your City / Ward 6 Mutual Aid as the beneficiary of the hotel’s Tenth Annual FANtastic 5K and Silent Auction. On Saturday, October 30, 2021, hotel guests, colleagues, visitors, and locals are invited to lace up their running shoes in support of advancing southwest, D.C. youth. Since its inception, the FANtastic 5K has raised over $302,000 for education and development efforts in Southwest Washington, D.C.
The FANtastic 5K run/walk kicks off at 9:00a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30a.m. in front of the hotel. Participants will follow a safe and picturesque course leading through the National Mall and concluding with a post-race breakfast and silent auction.
Andi Sullivan, captain of the NWSL’s Washington Spirit women’s professional soccer club and member of the U.S. Women’s National Team will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the day’s activities as brand ambassador for Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. Sullivan will lead participants through a Washington Spirit pre-game stretch, cheer on runners and walkers, and meet with fans.
“As the brand ambassador for Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., I am excited to team up and assist in raising funds for a commendable organization like Serve Your City. Providing underprivileged youth in D.C. with life-changing experiences, many of which are offering access to sports and costly equipment, is dear to my heart,” stated Andi Sullivan, captain of the Washington Spirit.
For more than a decade, Serve Your City, a non-profit organization, has provided life-changing experiences and opportunities for at-risk D.C. students. Serve Your City seeks to offer black and brown youth in Ward 6 with inspiring experiences, tutoring, after-school enrichment, and lifesaving support.
The fee to participate is USD 35 and includes snacks, a pre-run stretching session, FANtastic 5K commemorative t-shirt, post-run buffet breakfast, admission to Silent Auction, and awards. Children 12 and under race for free. Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to join, including dogs on a leash. Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. also welcomes the donations of those who don’t wish to participate in the 5K. For more information, please visit the event’s donation website at https://runsignup.com/Race/DC/Washington/10thAnnualFANtastic5K