Sunday, October 17
Runners, walkers, and strollers of all ages can get set and go for the fun at the inaugural Friends of Reston Fall 5K, Sunday, October 17. Starting at 8:00 a.m. at Brown’s Chapel Park, 1686 Brown’s Chapel Road, the route of this new event winds through paved trails in north Reston and ends with an awards celebration, prizes, and live music. Online registration is open until October 15 via the link on friendsofreston.org. Participants registered by Friday, October 1 will be ensured to receive an event T-shirt and a goodie bag for a fee of $40. For later registrants, October 2-15, and in-person on event day, October 17, the cost is $45 and event T-shirts will be available while supplies last. Spectators are welcome to cheer the runners and walkers, and those who would like to volunteer to assist with this community event can contact Ha Brock, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the Friends of Reston Fall 5K will fund youth scholarships and enrichment in Reston Association programs. Friends of Reston (FOR) is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Reston Association with funds for educational, scientific, and charitable projects. Friends of Reston is grateful for the generous support of CACI International as Gold Sponsor, CDW-G as Silver Sponsor, Marnie Schaar–Compass Real Estate as Bronze Sponsor, and for Reston Association’s support in organizing the first Friends of Reston Fall 5K. For information about sponsorships and prize donations, email Friends of Reston Executive Director, Kia Cole-Hines, email@example.com or call 703-435-7980.
About Friends of Reston
Friends of Reston (FOR), established in 1999, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support Reston Association with charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Projects include scholarships for Reston Camps, swimming, and tennis for children, the Reston Tree Fund, habitat restoration, watershed monitoring, RA facility enhancements, and election of the Official Bird of Reston. FOR’s flagship achievement is the $1.5M capital campaign for the design and construction of Nature House, the LEED Gold certified, environmental education building at the Walker Nature Center that opened in 2009. FOR was honored in 2016 with a Best of Reston award for Best Civic-Community Group. Donations can be made all year round for a variety of FOR’s projects. Follow @FriendsofReston on Facebook and Instagram and get more information at FriendsofReston.org.