2nd Annual BEST Kids 5K & Fun Run

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by bestkids No Comments

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2nd Annual BEST Kids, Inc.


It is that time a year again to break out those running shoes and dig out your favorite superhero costume  for our 2nd Annual BEST Kids 5k & Fun Run. Join BEST Kids for this year’s event to support youth in DC’s child welfare system served by the BEST Kids Mentoring Program.  Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome!


When: Saturday, April 12th 2014 at 8am, Must arrive and register by 7:30am

Where: Anacostia Park, Washington, DC

Cost: $30, Race Day Registration process TBA

Theme: Superheroes (costumes optional)- we are celebrating the extraordinary difference our supporters make in the lives of the youth they serve…they are everyday heroes

Register:  Click Here!  (IMPORTANT—T-Shirts are limited!  If you pre-register before March 31st, 2014 you WILL receive a t-shirt in your requested size.  After March 31st, 2014, T-shirts are not guaranteed and only available while supplies lasts!)


The race will be held RAIN OR SHINE!  

Directions-  The start/finish area will be at the northern end of the park adjacent to the Skating Pavilion. Driving directions and a park map are available at the Anacostia Park website.

Course- Timed and certified by Race DC Timing/3.1 mile race out-and-back along the Anacostia River

Parking- Ample parking is available near the skating rink. Participants must arrive by 7:30am as roads will close in preparation for the race at 7:30am.

**However, please note, if you choose to park within the park you cannot leave until the commencement of race activities (following the Kids’ Fun Run at 9:00 am) when the roads will be clear of children/runners/walkers.  We anticipate at 9:30 am the latest!  If you park outside of the park there are no departure restrictions.  In the meantime, learn about BEST Kids Mentoring Program at our information table, enjoy some free refreshments, listen to music, cheer the kids on, stop by the FREE kids activities corner (face painting etc.) or enjoy the views!

Race Packet Pick-Up- City Sports, Gallery Place 4/11/14 4pm-8pm or on race day, April 12th between 6:45 am-7:30 am

Kids’ Fun Run is FREE and open to all kids under 12 years old.  The Kids’ Fun Run will begin at 9 am.  To register for the race please sign up all youth (including sign waiver) the day-of between 7:00 am-8:45 am.  The Kids’ Fun Run is just for fun (it will not be timed and there will be no t-shirts).

Awards: Overall top 3 Male & Female winners will be awarded, all youth will be awarded



Can’t run the race but you still want to help out?

SPONSOR A CHILD to run the race with his/her mentor!  Suggested donation is $30 per child (all donation amounts welcome!) Click Here

2014 Race Sponsors

Champion Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:

Media Sponsors:

Questions?  Please contact the Race Director at:

Tel: 202.397.2999 or Email: krislyn@bestkids.org  

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