Register for the 2017 Teddy Bear 5k & 1k Walk/Run

Join the Falls Church-McLean Children's Center for the Teddy Bear 5k & 1k Walk/Run on Sunday, September 24.

The 5k run will start and end at Pimmit Hills Park, between Olney Drive & Griffith Street, running through shady Pimmit Hills neighborhood through Olney Park and back to Pimmit Hills Park.  

5k: $20 until July 3
      $25 from July 4-Aug 1
      $30 from Aug 2 - Sept 5 (6am)
      $35 from Sept 5 (6am)- packet pick up
      $40 on Race Day
1k: $10 until July 3
      $15 from July 4-September 21
      $20 on September 22-race day

Online registration will close on Friday, September 22 at 8:00 pm. In person registration will be available on Saturday during packet pick up and on Sunday prior to the race. 

Packet pick up on Saturday, September 23 at the NEW Vienna =PR= Store (111 Maple Ave, Vienna) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We strongly encourage all participants to pick up their bibs prior to race day to avoid waiting in line on race day. Packet pick up will be available on race day from 2-3 p.m.  

Race participants will receive a commemorative race shirt and a teddy bear when they cross the finish line of the 1k and 5k. Please register by September 8 to be guaranteed a race shirt.

Awards for the 5k will be given to the top overall male and female finisher. This race is stroller friendly and the fastest mom and fastest dad pushing strollers will also receive an award. Top three male and female finishers in the following age groups will also receive an award: 6-8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 & Over. All finishers in the 5k and 1k will also receive a teddy bear.

2:00  - Fun Fair opens on the playground field behind Falls Church-McLean Children's Center, 7230 Idylwood Road, Falls Church, VA 22043. Join us for games, balloons, face painting and puppet shows
3:00 - Registration closes
3:15 - National anthem and 5k participants head to the start line at Pimmit Hills Park. Race ends at the starting point.
3:30 - 5k race will start

4:30 - 1k starts from Children's Center Field (note: all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult)
4:45 - Awards at Children's Center

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I know that running can be a hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running, including, but not limited to, falls, weather conditions including high heat and/or humidity, contact with other participants, the effects of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Potomac River Running, Inc., Potomac River Running Charitable and Educational Events Inc., Commonwealth Race Management, Inc., and all event partners, sponsors and volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this race even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose without compensation to me. For safety reasons, I agree not to officiate with any of the following: Wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets or headsets. I understand that there are no refunds should severe weather cancel the event. I further understand that this event may change date or location if required by local authorities. I agree that my email address will be added to the Potomac River Running and Commonwealth Race Management email list.