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Purpose 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 friends fair.
Location  Howard University Campus and DC Neighborhood  W Street, NW (In front of School of Medicine) Washington, DC
Packet Pickup Fleet Feet Sports (Adams Morgan) 1841 Columbia Road NW Washington, DC Friday June 28 (only) from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm (Volunteers will be located in front of the store on the side-walk)
Race Day On-site Registration and Packet Pick-up Saturday, June 29 from 6:30 am until 7:30 am Start Point - 5th and W Streets Howard University 
Directions/Parking 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:  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.  Healthcare Fair: 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. College Fair: 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. Vendors:  A small group of vendors will be on hand selling food and merchandise. Bring extra cash.  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.) REGISTER ONLINE 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
Alumni-- Wear Your School Colors!
Prizes 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 $50 on-site   *NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED*
Race Route/Race Weather
Awards Awards will be given out to the top two finishers (runners), male and female, in the following groups: 18-29 30-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71 & Over
June 29, 2013
Download Registration Form
Race Day Registration: 6:30 am-7:30 am Race Start Time:  8:00 am
Participating Sponsors
Allison Seymour Fox 5 News  2013 Grand Marshal
Media Contacts For 5K Run/2K Walk James D. Gaston III,, 202-276-2116 Erin Horne McKinney,, 202-957-4010