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Rising tuition costs across the country
threaten to put higher education out of
reach for many Americans. Eighty percent
of students who attend Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) rely
on some sort of financial aid. Funds
raised from the DC Metro HBCU Alumni
Alliance 5K Run/2K Walk will benefit
high school students in the Washington,
DC metro area who choose to attend
these legendary schools. We encourage
all citizens in the Washington, DC
community to come out and support this
5K Run/2K Walk, community, family and
Howard University Campus and DC
W Street, NW (In front of School of Medicine)
Fleet Feet Sports (Adams Morgan)
1841 Columbia Road NW
Friday June 28 (only) from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm
(Volunteers will be located in front of the store on
Race Day On-site Registration and
Saturday, June 29 from 6:30 am until 7:30 am
Start Point - 5th and W Streets
Free parking is available at Howard Center parking lot directly across from Howard University
bookstore on Georgia Ave. Also, Shaw/Howard University Metro (Green Line) stop is the nearest
Metro to the campus. Street parking will be available also. As a proud sponsor of the DC Metro
HBCU Alumni Alliance’s 5K Run/2K Walk, Uber is offering all event attendees a free ride up to $15
using UberBLACK or UberSUV (not valid on uberTAXI). For each trip taken, Uber will be donating
$5 to the DC HBCU Alumni Alliance. New users can take advantage of this offer by downloading
the Uber app and entering the promocode DCHBCU5k or signing up here:
https://www.uber.com/go/dchbcu5k. WHAT IS UBER? Uber allows you to request a professionally
driven black car or SUV on demand. Track the arrival of your ride on your smartphone, payment is
cashless, and you'll receive a text message when your driver arrives!
The course will be challenging with a variety of live music
and entertainment through out the course. The course will
start on W Street, NW and Finish on 6th Street, NW.
Runners will travel through paved, residential streets
(Click here to view a Course Map).
For the safety of the athletes, no strollers, baby joggers,
pets, or headphones are permitted in the 5K Run/2K Walk.
The race will take place rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds
will be issued.
Post Race Activities
The award ceremony begins at 9:30 am in front of “Blackburn Student Center”. Please stay
after the race for great refreshments.
After the event at 10:00 am, there will be a free healthcare fair in the Blackburn
Center. To increase the emphasis of good health, we are partnering with local
doctors, nutritionists, fitness professionals, holistic medical practitioners, foods
experts and more to host our very first Health Fair in conjunction with the 5K Run/2K
Walk. Registrants will receive blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass
screenings at no charge during the event as well as obtain other information and
resources about health conditions.
Starting at 10:00 am in the Blackburn Center, HBCU Alumni chapters will also
conduct a College Fair after the race to provide information to high school students
about each of the respective colleges and universities they proudly represent.
Students will have the opportunity to receive applications and scholarship information
as well as ask questions to assist in making college selection decisions. Also, staff
from the Department of Education will be on hand to assist parents and students with
financial information. Students may participate in our scholarship “Essay Contest”
(Click here for more information). The winner will receive a $1000 scholarship
grant during the award ceremony.
A small group of vendors will be on hand selling food and merchandise. Bring extra
Race Preparation/Race Results
Results will be posted on-line. To ensure timing accuracy, make sure bib number is:
Clearly visible on the front of the torso
Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
Pinned in all four corners
Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
We strongly recommend using our fast & efficient online system to register with a Credit Card
or eCheck. (Online Registration Ends June 26 at 12:00 Noon) If a mail-in
registration is needed, download the Registration Form attached below, and mail to the
address shown. Check payments are required for mail in registrations. Only Cash/Credit Card
payments will be accepted on-site the day of the event.
General Race Information
Send mail in registrations (checks only) to:
DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance
P.O. Box 9833
Washington DC 20016
Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall:
1st prize overall winner $200
2nd prize winner $100
3rd prize winner $50
All participants receive an event t-shirt.
(We are unable to guarantee t-shirts for those who register after June 19, 2013)
Water will be available along the course and refreshments will be available at the finish line.
Fees For 5K Run/2K Walk:
$40 through June 15
$45 June 15 until June 28
*NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED*
Race Route/Race Weather
Awards will be given out to the top two finishers (runners), male and female, in the following
71 & Over
June 29, 2013
Race Day Registration: 6:30 am-7:30 am
Race Start Time: 8:00 am
Fox 5 News
2013 Grand Marshal
Media Contacts For 5K Run/2K Walk
James D. Gaston III, email@example.com, 202-276-2116
Erin Horne McKinney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-957-4010