Top 10 – 5K Runs/Walks
– September 17, 2013 4:13 pm
Every year millions of amateur and professional runners (and walkers) embark in a season long journey to find their way to find the perfect 5K run to participant in. We asked and you told us, here are you local Top 10 5K runs/walks. We want to hear from you, leave your feedback in the comment section if your picks were not published.
#10 YPN PWAR Race For A Child
This race will be located between the PWAR Prince William County Realtors Association Build and Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge. Young Professionals Network of PWAR is holding it’s first annual 5K Run/Walk “Race For A Child”. Funds from this race will be donated to the Prince William/Manassas Boys & Girls Clubs. Did you know that an annual member is just $30 per year?
#9 I Walk for ACTS
Funds raised through this race will support ACTS of Prince William County. ACTS provides relief, fosters hope and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis due to hunger, homelessness and personal violence, serving over 77,000 individuals last year. ACTS staff and volunteers are committed to providing expertise and resources to help people see options at times when they feel they have none.
#8 Cody’s Crew 5K
Join Cody’s Crew and help continue his battle? Primarily diagnosed in children, the money donated here goes specifically for neuroblastoma research in the honor of Cody. Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that attacks the developing nerve cells. This was the first 5K race that I have ever run, everyone from Cody’s Crew made it a special experience that I will never forget.
#7 Freedom Turkey Trot
Turkey Trot Runs are a blast. What says Thanksgiving joy like eating leftovers and training for a 5K :) Break free of all those Thanksgiving Day calories! Worried about it being cold Turkey Day morning??? No worries, the Freedom Center is opening their doors for half a day so we will enjoy the warmth inside before and after the race. This race will benefit the Bull Run Rotary Club. For those of you that don’t know, if your supporting a Rotary event your supporting 30 other causes at the same time. Make sure you come out for this one!
#6 Zombie Run National Harbor
If your a fan of the Walking Dead series on AMC like me, it’s time to battle walkers. Zombie Run is a Zombie-infested 5k obstacle fun run. Run as an individual or form a team to navigate the obstacle course and avoid the flesh eating Zombies! A portion of each registration fee is donated to Smile Train, the worlds largest cleft charity. Whatever you do don’t let the zombie actors bite you.
#5 Hoofin’it 5K
Come enjoy beautiful Fairfax Corner for a fun fall 5K for a great cause. The 2013 Northern Virginia Hoofin’ It 5K will benefit the Special Olympics Virginia. Special Olympics Virginia is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Does this race come with fries?
#4 Chris Yung Memorial 5k
Chris Yung Memorial 5k starts at the Kelly Leadership Building in Woodbridge, goes around Bristow Road to RTE 234, up to Independent Hill, to Prince William County Park, then back to the Kelly Leadership building via Bristow Road. Led by a motorcade of Prince William County Police motorcycle patrols this is in tribute to Officer Chris.
#3 Run Ruckus DC
Ruckus Sports is excited to partner with Barrel Aid to provide shoes to children and teens in need. Barrel Aid will collect your muddy shoes post-event, clean them and ship them to Mission-Haiti’s schools in the mountains around Ti-Rivier, Haiti with all of the remaining shoes going to children and teens in need in the Dakota area. Barrel Aid supplies clean shoes, fresh water, food, schooling and hope for over 1,600 children in Southern Haiti where no other groups are serving and the need is extremely urgent.
#2 Fare Walk for Food Allergy
The FARE Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of Americans seeking a safe world for those living with food allergies. The Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in communities nationwide to fund food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. Whether you are walking for your health or in honor of a loved one with food allergies, your fundraising efforts and support will make a difference. If your allergic to shell fish, please join me at this race. This is another great charity that you don’t hear about too often, but millions of Americans suffer from severe food allergies every year.
#1 NOVA 5K Hustle 2 Health
I personally love the entire team at NOVA. This run will benefit The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and provide scholarships for students here in Northern Virginia. Funds are used to provide various types of support including scholarships, faculty development, program support and capital needs. The Foundation supports more than 200 scholarships and a wide range of academic programs throughout the college’s six campuses and Extended Learning Institute. Stay for the Community Expo and have a family fun day with a healthy focus.