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2015 Run for HOPE 5k and Fun Run

Register for 2015 Run for HOPE 5k and Fun Run

Come and support the HOPE Association’s 3rd annual Run for HOPE 5K and
Fun Run to help create everyday miracles for children in need in the VA/DC area. This promises to be a day filled with laughter and competition as we come together to provide a better future for children in need of hope, healing, and support. The event will specifically provide funding and support for 3 main HOPE Association programs and events: the HOPE Mentor  Program that helps mentor at-risk school children in Arlington, VA; The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project that creates opportunities for learning and fun for homeless children in Washington, DC area; the HOPE Association’s  4th annual Thrill of HOPE holiday party for children with cancer and blood disorders to provide them with cheer and gifts during the holiday season. For the children who are part of these programs and events, your sponsorship through the 2015 Run for HOPE 5k and Fun Run is the gift of HOPE. 

WHEN: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. 1/2 mile fun run/walk: 9:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION FEE: $30 until June 30, $35 until online registration closes on September 3 at 8:00 pm. Registration at race day is $45. The Fun Run is free and registrations will be at the morning of the race. 

RACE LOCATION: Benjamin Banneker Park, 1701 N Van Buren Street, Arlington, VA 22205; conveniently located less than 0.5 miles from the East Falls Church Metro. 

PACKET PICKUP: September 4 at the Potomac River Running Store in Arlington (4501 N Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203; phone: 571-482-7604) between 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Packet pick-up will also be available at race day starting at 7:00 am.* 

SWAG: All pre-registered runners will receive a 2015 Run for HOPE 5k Nike Dri-Fit short-sleeve T-shirt. NOTE: Shirts are not guaranteed for any registrations after Wednesday, August 19. 

KIDS FUN RUN: The free 1/2 mileFun Run for kids will start at 9:00 a.m. Registration for the Fun Run will take place the morning of the race near the finish line. 

BENEFICIARIES: The HOPE Association (HOPE) is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2012 out of the need to extend the reach and influence of the local church to the DC metro area by moving outside of the church walls to touch lives in the community. The HOPE Association strives to meet people where they are at and minister to their needs, whether it be spiritual, physical, emotional, or relational. Our goal is to be a genuine blessing for the community around us and provide a place of healing for all those who are in pain. Our vision is that those who come to HOPE would find their true passion and life calling in the service of others and go out and meet the needs of those they have been called to serve. Through our local community service programs and events, we strive to create opportunities for volunteers to live out their passions while meeting the needs of the various local community partners that are in need of our support. These programs and events aim to make a real impact in the lives of others and bring hope and healing to so many in need. Further, through our leadership development program, we not only provide our volunteers with hands-on experience at serving others, but we seek to inspire them and equip them with the tools they need to be the future leaders our world so desperately hungers for. Everything we do at HOPE is based upon the simple truth that our legacy is not found in our present work but rather in the future generations of lives that have been made better through our presence. 

STROLLER FRIENDLY: This race is stroller friendly (including the Fun Run). 

AWARDS: There will be awards to the top 3 overall male and female finishers of the 5k. There will also be an award for the top fundraiser.* 

RESULTS: The 5k race will be electronically timed using an electronic timing system. The Fun Run/ walk is untimed. 

PHOTOS: Free high-resolution race photos will be available for download from the HOPE Association’s website following the race. Keep an eye out for our on course and finish line photographer, and be prepared to strike a pose! We will send an e-mail to registered participants to notify them when the pictures are ready. 

*NOTE: Registered participants must pick up race packets at one of the designated locations and times. Race packets will not be mailed or reserved for a after the race. Awards must be claimed within two weeks of the conclusion of the race.



 Thank you to our partners and sponsors for their support!