Fall in Love 5K/10K @ Anacostia Park

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Registration is Now Open!

We are proud to announce that the 3rd annual Fall in Love 5k/10k, presented by Federal City Runners, will take place on October 3rd 2015! As always, the race will benefit Special Love, a nonprofit foundation that provides children battling cancer a network of support, made up of other patients and families who know and understand the trials and triumphs of the cancer experience. 100% of the proceeds will go toward Special Love. This year, our race will take place in Anacostia Park and is metro-accessible (see details below). Our bibs will also use professional chip-timing for accurate times.

Race Website: http://www.specialove.org/fallinloverunwalk/

Direct Link to Registration Website: http://www.runsignup.com/Race/DC/Washington/FallinLove10Kand5KRunWalk

Registration Cost

Registration is currently $20.00 for the 5k and $30.00 for the 10k, but prices will increase on August 1st, so be sure to register sooner rather than later! Registration for runners age 10-15 is currently (and will continue to be) $5. Unlike previous years, this age demographic will be timed and will also be eligible for awards. We will continue to offer registration until 30 minutes before the race begins.

Packet Pickup Saturday, 9/26 – 10 am-1 pm at City Sports (Bethesda)
Bethesda Row, 7121 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD, 20814 – (301) 718-1007

Friday, 10/2 – 5 pm-8 pm at City Sports (19th St NW)
1111 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 – (202) 467-4100

Saturday, 10/3 – Race Day pick-up will be limited, so please only utilize this option as a last resort.

Bag Check

We will have bag check available on the day of the race. We encourage you to bring only what you need to get to and from the race. Although the bags will be watched, Federal City Runners and Special Love will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items.

Race Day Timeline

8:15am – Runners will assemble near the race start area behind 1800 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, DC 20020. Volunteers will direct participants to the race starting line.

9am – Race Start!

Post-race – Awards and announcements at the start/end park area. Aspire Natural Sports Drinks will provide beverages and Krave Jerky will provide samples from their gourmet jerky bar. *We will present awards to the top three males and female finishers overall, and gift certificates to the top two by age group.*
The New Course

Our 5k and 10k will start and finish at the soccer field adjacent to Good Hope Road in Anacostia Park. We will post the official map as soon as it’s available. The course will take runners along the Anacostia River toward the Skating Pavilion and back. 10k runners will complete two loops of the 5k course, but will receive a split time for their 5k distance as well. Even though the park will be closed to vehicles during the race, please use caution and abide by all park rules. The best address for GPS and directional purposes is 1800 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, DC 20020. Getting There by Metro

We highly encourage you to take the metro to the race. The closest stop is the Anacostia Metro Station on the Green Line, which is less than a mile away from the start/finish line. Link to metro page: http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=85 Although the race is very close to the metro, volunteers will direct all runners towards the starting line. Please check the Metro website for any service changes that may be in effect during the weekend of the race.

Parking Near Event

If you plan to drive to the race, the Anacostia Metro Parking Garage holds about 800 vehicles and is also very close to the starting line. There is NO parking in Anacostia Park itself – the National Park Service Police will close off the park to vehicles on the morning of the race.

We are also still looking for additional volunteers and sponsors, so please contribute if you can! Please email samdstout@gmail.com if you are interested!