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The 5th Annual VIDA Thrive 5k
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at ROCK CREEK PARK!

Join VIDA Fitness and Thrive DC for the annual 5k! All proceeds will benefit Thrive DC – a non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the DC area.

The new location is along Beach Drive through beautiful Rock Creek Park. The VIDA Fitness 5k has a range of competitive runners, walkers, friends, families and even pets & baby strollers! Run solo or make a team to help raise money for Thrive DC as they celebrate their 40th year providing essential services to DC’s homeless population.

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Thrive DC provides a low-barrier, vitally needed safety net for all individuals, where they can get the help they need to be able to successfully face food insecurity, extreme poverty, and homelessness, and to take the first step towards independence and self-sufficiency.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THRIVE DC HERE:

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DATE/TIME

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 7am: Staging Area and Bag Drop opens
7:45am: Warm-up and Opening Ceremony activities.
8am: Race Starts
8:45am: Awards Ceremony
9:30am: Course closes

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LOCATION

We’re excited to announce our NEW LOCATION for 2019: Rock Creek Park!
The race will start at the Carter Barron park (just off 16th Street, Northwest) and will make its way into Rock Creek Park along beautiful Beach Drive. The race Staging Area and Start/Finish line will be located directly behind the William H.G. Fitzgerald
Tennis Stadium.
Address: 16th Street & Kennedy Street NW

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GETTING THERE

Driving?: Use the parking lot entrance located off Colorado Avenue NW where you will have easy access to an abundance of free parking. Please do not use Morrow Drive off of 16th Street to enter the park.
Ubering?: Drop off at 16th Street & Morrow Drive NW and walk into the park along Morrow Drive.
Bussing?: Metrobus routes S2 and S4. Bus stops are located at 16th Street & Kennedy Street (Northbound) and at 16th Street & Morrow Drive (Southbound).

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MORE STUFF

Registration: Registration will close on Friday, October 11 at 11:59pm. There will be NO registrations taken on race day, so please register in advance.
Packet pickup: Pick up your race packet and swag on either Thursday, October 10th – 9am-6pm or Friday, October 11th – 9am-6pm at VIDA U Street, 1612 U Street, NW.
More info? See the FAQ page or CONTACT us!

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EMCEES

Kidd O’Shea WJLA ABC7 Entertainment Reporter
Jen Richer News Director for iHeart Radio Washington and Features Repoter for Washington’s Wonk FM

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ENERGY

G-Wiz Washington Wizards Mascot
Slapshot Washington Capitals Mascot

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MUSIC & WARMUP

Darryl Strickland Veteran DC Nightclub DJ
Shanika Kynard Star VIDA Group Fitness Instructor

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SPIRIT

Cheer DC A dedicated group of volunteer, high energy cheerleaders who elevate acceptance and equality through cheerleading

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Race FAQ

A: This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend, and you do NOT need to be a VIDA Fitness member. Whether you want to sprint, run, walk or jog, we’d love to have you participate. Dogs, strollers, moms, dads, kids, teens, serious runners, fun-runners…all are welcome!
A: You do NOT need to be a VIDA Fitness member. Whether you want to sprint, run, walk or jog, we’d love to have you participate. Dogs, strollers, moms, dads, kids, teens, serious runners, fun-runners…all are welcome! !
A: Registration begins at $35 (Early Bird) and is subject to increase as we get closer to race day. Register today for the lowest possible rate! As this is a charity event, there are no refunds, transfers, or deferments.
A: Registration will close Friday, October 11th at 11:59pm. There will be NO registrations taken on race day, so please register in advance!
A: Pick up your race packet and swag on either Thursday, October 10th – 9am-6pm or Friday, October 11th – 9am-6pm at VIDA U Street, 1612 U Street, NW.
A: Yes. Numbered tear off tags will be available on your bibs to pin to your bag.
A: Yes! Visit our registration page and let us know your team name and team member names when registering.
A: Then we’ll get wet! This race will be held rain or shine. In the event of a catastrophic weather event that prevents the race from being held all proceeds will be donated directly to Thrive DC.
A: You will receive an official VIDA Thrive 5k t-shirt plus valuable coupons when you pick up your race packet. Awards go to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group, overall, and fastest team. Other awards will be presented on race day as well!
A: Please note that while we intend for all runners to receive a t-shirt, it’s possible that our number of registrants will surpass the amount of shirts we have. Be sure to register early and to pick up your race packet and shirt before the race.
A: Yes, you’ll be able to see your exact finish time shortly after completing the race.   Please check back on race day for the link to the page.
A: Yes, we will have first aid and CPR trained staff members on site.
A: Yes! Medals and/or trophies will be given in the following categories (subject to change): Top 3 Overall (male & female), Top 3 male & female 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+, Stroller, Puppy, and Teams (Top 3 Teams scored by first 3 finishers).
A: Join us at the finish line for a post-race refuel and our awards ceremony! All race winners must be present to collect their prizes.
A: Unlike our previous races at flat Hains Point, Beach Drive can be winding and hilly at certain points, although not extreme. If you’re up for a challenge, this is the perfect race! You can find a map of the course HERE.
A:  Use the parking lot entrance located off Colorado Avenue NW where you will have easy access to an abundance of free parking. Please do not use Morrow Drive off of 16th Street to enter the park.

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Volunteers from Thrive DC will be collecting new socks and underwear at the race. While socks are the #1 most requested item, underwear is also in high demand.

Socks should be white, men’s socks. Thrive DC serves many more men than women, and their women clients often prefer men’s clothing to women’s clothing.

Underwear in size large is preferred, both men’s and women’s. New bras are welcome. Large or adjustable bras are the most helpful.

VOLUNTEER

Interested in volunteering? Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you!

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CONTACT

Have questions? Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you!