About the event
BEST Kids is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to connect with youth in foster care and youth who are at risk to build healthy and successful futures through long-lasting mentoring relationships.
Join us Saturday May 6, 2023 for our 11th Annual Superhero 5K and Fun Run!
The Fun Run distance is 0.5 miles and is geared toward our younger runners. Parents/Guardians should help their smaller Superheroes through the fun run. WE ENCOURAGE ALL RACE PARTICIPANTS TO CONTINUE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Step 1 – REGISTER for the race
Step 2 – We invite you to download the RunSignUp app where you can keep track of all your race activities.
Step 3 – Show up at Bluemont Park on May 6th!
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
SHARE our event with your friends and family throughout the DMV area. Follow on social media at @bestkidsdc for all event details.
CREATE run teams – Creating a team allows you to implement team time goals, or simply empower your friends to remain active during this time of social distancing. Feel free to come up with creative themes and team names.
PARTICIPATE in our fun, family-friendly engagement activities on race day!
INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING - We encourage you to BECOME AN INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER if you are willing and able.
We are excited about this engaging opportunity and hope you will join in on the fun. Please remember that not only does this run promote fun and health, but it is also a major contributing factor to positively impacting the youth that we serve. YOUR PARTICIPATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
THANK YOU for helping us support our community by helping youth in foster care and youth who are at-risk.
5K (In-Person Race) Details and Updates:
Hello BEST Kids Superheroes!
We are so excited to be with you in person for our 11th Annual Superhero 5K and Fun Run this Saturday, May 6th at Bluemont Park, Arlington, VA. We wanted to provide you with some information in preparation for the race. Check-in will be from 8:00AM – 8:45AM. The Fun Run will start at 9:00AM The adult and youth 5K race will begin promptly at 9:15AM. . This is a rain or shine event, therefore the event will still take place even if it rains. Lastly, we encourage you to dress up like your favorite superhero. It is not mandatory, but we would love for you to join in on the fun!
COVID-19 Safety and Protocol
Our goal is to keep all participants, volunteers, and staff members involved with the event safe and healthy while complying with federal and local guidelines and requirements. If you have any COVID symptoms, please be respectful of everyone and stay home.
Parking lots are located near the entrance of the park.
Again, we are so excited to see all of you. Thank you for your support and cooperation in advance. We expect this to be a fun-filled and safe event all in support of our youth in foster care.
If you’d like to share any photos of your participation please email them to [email protected] or you can tag us on social media @bestkidsdc.
Again, we are so excited for you to support BEST Kids' youth in this way. You are running for a great cause. We encourage you to have fun and be safe.
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