Saturday June 3, 2017

5K, Kids Dash &

new!  virtual race

Virtual Race: NEW this year!  Can't make it to DC but still want to participate? Join our virtual race and receive a race shirt, bib and finisher medal to run with friends at home!

Performers

Davison Duo: National Anthem

ZamDance: Warm Up

Destination Dance by Devenio in Motion: Premier Dance Performance

Previous MC's and performers listed here.

Race4Respect™ 5K & 1K Kids Dash, presented by Koons of Silver Spring, is the only event dedicated to Down Syndrome Awareness that stops traffic in the nation's capital.  Recently named the 2017 BEST 5K by Running Washington,  Race4Respect™ was founded on the belief that if given an opportunity to experience an event together with someone who has Down syndrome, or any other disability, it will help to eliminate negative stereotypes and judgments.  These are the people that will one day be more inclined to hire these individuals, help them at the bus stop, chat with them at a coffee shop, or simply believe in their ability before automatically dismissing them as unable.  Race4Respect™ offers a USATF sanctioned 5K, 1K Kids Dash and a Virtual Race Option.

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Sean McElwee,
Born this way

Race4Respect™ is thrilled to have special guest and cast member, Sean McElwee, of A&E's Emmy Award winning show, Born This Way, at the fourth annual race as a special guest!  Come join us on Pennsylvania Ave., NW to join the celebration!

Race MAP

2017 Race Day Details

Find out all you need to know about race day, Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 HERE!

7:00 am - ONSITE registration opens.   
8:15 am - Opening Ceremonies begin
8:30 am ON SITE registration closes. No exceptions
8:45 am - Pre-race warm up
8:55 am - Call to starting line
8:57 am - National Anthem
9:00 am - 5K Race begins
9:45 am - 1K Kids Dash Begins
10:00 am Awards
10:10 am Final Remarks
10: 50 am - All runners moved to sidewalks
11: 00 am - All runners must be OFF race course. Streets are re-opened.

debra Alfarone,
WUSA9

Meet our Mistress of Ceremonies, Debra Alfarone of WUSA9!  We can't wait to have Debra's style with Sean's swagger to kick off the 2017 Race4Respect™!  Read more about R4R emcee & speakers HERE!

Teams of 21

Create a team and run together in honor of someone with Down syndrome.

Win $3K for your school!

  • The largest 3 School Teams will WIN a $3K special education grant for their school!
  • Details and rules found HERE. 

headshot clinic: Sun.6/4!

Join Race4Respect™ on Sunday, June 4th for the Changing the Face of Beauty Headshot Clinic held at Roche Salon in Georgetown.  Click for more details and sign up.  Cost $150 

Join Race4Respect™ on Sunday, June 4th for the Changing the Face of Beauty Headshot Clinic held at Roche Salon in Georgetown.  Click for more details and sign up.  Cost $150 

R4R is coming to you!

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Interested in having your own Race4Respect™? Looking for a fresh event or new fundraiser?  race4respect@devenio.org.

R4R Store 

Check out the new Race4Respect™ store.  Shirts, shorts, jackets, hats and more.  Open through June 21st, 2017.  Limited supply will be available at the race. 

    Join us for PPU: Thurs. 6/1 4-8pm @ Rockville location OR Fri. 6/2 12-5pm @ Falls Church location.  Special discount for R4R participants at RRS during PPU: $10 OFF minimum $30 purchase OR Join VIP and receive 25% OFF!

    Join us for PPU: Thurs. 6/1 4-8pm @ Rockville location OR Fri. 6/2 12-5pm @ Falls Church location.  Special discount for R4R participants at RRS during PPU: $10 OFF minimum $30 purchase OR Join VIP and receive 25% OFF!

    Find a parking garage near R4R starting line @ 13th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW and RESERVE your spot.  Use code RESPECT and SAVE!

    Find a parking garage near R4R starting line @ 13th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW and RESERVE your spot.  Use code RESPECT and SAVE!

    One lucky, randomly chosen, Kids Dash Runner will ride away on this Strider Balance Bike race day. June 3rd!  Register now for Kids Dash to have a chance to WIN!!

    One lucky, randomly chosen, Kids Dash Runner will ride away on this Strider Balance Bike race day. June 3rd!  Register now for Kids Dash to have a chance to WIN!!

    5K runner PRIZES

    Overall Female & Male: 
    $120 shoe voucher from RoadRunner Sports!

    2nd Place Female & Male: 
    $50 apparel voucher from RoadRunner Sports!

    3rd Place Female & Male: 
    $25 gift card from RoadRunner Sports!

    Age Groups Ribbon Awards:
    1st, 2nd & 3rd prize for women in the following categories: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
    1st, 2nd & 3rd prize for men in the following categories: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

    Thank you to our wonderful, supportive sponsors! On behalf of all individuals with Down syndrome, their families and everyone at Devenio and Race4Respect™, THANK YOU!!