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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May 2, 2015 -- Fifth Annual MBT5K Run/Walk

May 2, 2015 -- Fifth Annual MBT5K Run/Walk

Save $10 by registering now for the 5th Annual Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K Walk/Run, to be held this Saturday, May 2nd at 9:00 a.m. (on race day registration increases to $35).  Race proceeds benefit the community with activities along the trail, like free yoga and fitness classes.  We could also use a few more volunteers on race day.

WHERE:  The start/finish is at the trail entrance at the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center (near the Metro Station and 4th Street, NE).  Race course is along the off-road portion of the MBT.

PACKET PICK-UP:  Friday, May 11200 First Street NE(in the lobby), 5 - 7 p.m. and on race day at the start location, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

WHEN:  Race start is 9:00 a.m.  Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m.  Warm-ups provided by Chickaro Martin of Project Fitness.

Prizes and giveaways:  
  • Platinum sponsor NoMa BID is providing race bags and the services of the Clean Sweep team.  
  • Another Platinum Sponsor, CPDC/Edgewood Commons, is donating free re-usable water bottles for participants.  
  • Healthy snack bars are being offered by Bronze Sponsor, Yes! Organic Market.
  • Bottled water will be provided by Bozzuto/Monroe Street Market, also a Bronze Sponsor. 
  • Raffle prizes available from Hilton Garden Inn, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, and Back on My Feet.  
  • 10% brunch discounts offered on race day at Brookland Pint for those who display a race bib.  
  • Free caricature drawings by artist Rajan Sedalia--for early birds only (7:30 - 8:30 a.m.). 
The race is powered by the DC Road Runners Club and organized by local volunteers.  

Free registration for runners under 18.  Register now at to run, volunteer, or sponsor the event.   "Like" us on Facebook for updates and announcements,

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