2014 Race for Every Child: The Finish Line is Just the Beginning

2nd-Annual-Race-For-Every-Child............ 039Wow, what another exciting year down on Freedom Plaza in NW Washington, DC. We would like to congratulate the Fit Fathers and families who finished the second annual Race for Every Child. Moreover, a big thank you is in order for the contributions received in support of Children’s National Health System. With over 4,000 runners and walkers it was a magnificent day of service for a life enhancing cause.

The amazing outpour of support from the community raised $1,042,209 and counting. The funds will help provide the best possible care for all families and give kids a greater chance to live healthy lives. On site, the 5K walk and run excited the crowds while adults were entertained with vendors such as Road Runner Sports — the world’s largest running store‎ — and the youth amplified by super heroes like Batman. At the College Scooters & Cycles table kids printed their hands on the Genuine Buddy Scooter which will be donated back to Children’s National. Goodie bags, post-race snacks such as bananas, the Kid’s Dash, contests to win Redskins tickets, a mini iPad and more made this yet another memorable race.

As you know, the finish line is just the beginning and Children’s National encourages everyone to continue to support our children. November 1, 2014 is the deadline to fundraise for the Race, so let’s see how far we can go!

Words by Kimatni Rawlins and photos by Henri Fisher and Adrian McQueen