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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Met Branch Trail 5K Meeting October 4th

Please see the email below from the group starting the Met Branch Trail 5K race.

Please mark your calendars on Monday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. for the second meeting for those who are interested in helping out with organizing a 5k run/walk on the MBT trail.

Location is to be determined (it will most probably be in the NOMA area) but that information will be forthcoming shortly, along with an agenda.

Below is a summary of race details that have already been planned as well as a list of anticipated needs/ideas. If you already know you that are interested in helping out, even before the meeting, please email me at or Sherri at and let us know in what capacity you think you can best help out.

Thank you so much!

Cristina & Sherri


First Annual MBT 5K Race/Walk

Race Goals/Mission: To promote exercise and healthy activity for all ages and build a sense of community ownership and involvement with the MetBranch Trail in neighborhoods to which it is adjacent through an annual 5K race/walk.

Event Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 9 a.m.

Location: Primarily along the off-road segment of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (that parallels the Metro Red Line between Brookland and NY Av. Stations). Proposed race start/finish and organizing area is at the park at the S Street, NE entrance to the trail.

Organizational Partner: DC Road Runners Club, which will handle registration and payments, online publicity and official timing and results.

Event Size: 300+ runners/walkers (cap of 500 participants)


Volunteer Coordinator

Public Relations Coordinator

Potentially, a Student Organizer

Involvement of four neighborhood organizations adjacent to the MBT (Eckington, Edgwood, NoMa, Brookland). To highlight the four neighborhoods along the MBT, identify a contact person(s) representing each neighborhood to eventually coordinate a comfort station (water or snacks) on race day. To recruit 2 -3 people to set up a table with water or snacks for runners and offer information/resources about that particular neighborhood.

Individual volunteers on race day

Additional Organizational Sponsors with various types of support:
Underwriting of specific race expenses (t-shirts, child/youth participants, posters and flyers, race prizes, raffles, snacks, water, outdoor toilets)
Direct donation to fundraising target project (MBT trail improvements/enhancements, etc.)
Group to organize first-aid station (Cath. U. School of Nursing? Health Department? Individual volunteers?)

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