The annual race aims to raise awareness about the tick-borne disease.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Ringing in Hope at Brambleton Town Center continues to help out area nonprofits.
The annual New Year’s Eve Ringing In Hope Walk, Run & Fun winter race is set at Brambleton Town Center in Ashburn. In its third year, the area’s largest New Year’s Eve race features 10K and 5K races on a USATF-certified scenic course as well as a 1K walk/fun run. Hogettes, the popular Washington Redskins fans, will signal the start of the race; the walk begins at 12:30 p.m. and the 10K and 5K races start at 1p.m. Online registration has ended, but anyone wishing to participant can register on race day at the town center at 10:30 am., or at one of the pre-race packet pickup locations: All children participating in the 1K fun run/walk receive bells to “ring in hope” for great causes, as well as a participation medallion. Commonwealth Race…
Friday, December 30, 2011
Get a head start on those New Year's Resolutions with a local charity run/walk race.
Get a foot ahead on those healthy New Years Resolutions with a charity run/walk this weekend. Start out New Year’s Eve with the Ringing in Hope 10k, 5k, and 1K Walk in Brambleton or wait until the first day of the new year and lace up the shoes for the 15th Annual REHAU Rotary Resolution Race: 10K Race & 4K Fun Run. The Ringing in Hope takes place around the Brambleton community while the REHAU is over the rolling hills of the historic Morven Park Estate. These events are not exclusively for runners—walkers and joggers are welcome to participate and there is a long list of family fun activities including moonbounces, magicians, balloon artists and more. Both before and after the REHAU race, there will be live music by Dave Berry, food, …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Redskins Hogette’s signaled the start of the race, which had winners from all over the county.
The Ringing In Hope Walk, Run & Fun (10K, 5K Race and 1K Walk) drew more than 500 registered runners to ring in its inaugural summer race June 25 in Ashburn. The Washington Redskin’s Hogettes signaled the start of the race and runners dashed off to compete along the newly certified USATF 10K and 5K course. Aaron Church of South Riding, Va, placed first overall for the men in the 10K, coming in at 33:02. Sarah Bard of Leesburg placed first overall for the women with a running time of 40:24. In the 5K race, first-place overall winners were Axel Tarnvik of Ashburn, coming in at 16:41, and Karen Haddon of Aldie with a run time of 20:56. Prizes were also awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in 14 different age categories for both …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Weekend-long endurance racing event ends at Algonquian Park with celebrities, food, entertainment and live music.
Over the weekend Algonquian Park hosted the Mid-Atlantic North Face Endurance Challenge, which was a multifaceted running race that wound through Great Falls Park and along the Potomac Heritage Trail. There were seven race options ranging from the Gore-Tex 50 Mile to a 5K race. The courses featured ever-changing terrain – 50 percent single track, 40 percent dirt or gravel double track, and 10 percent gravel roads. While the overall elevation changes were considered moderate in difficulty, the Great Falls sections featured intense elevation changes with steep climbs up to 300 feet. The River Trail, widely regarded as the marquee section of the event, featured a three-mile section that required tiptoeing and hopping along bluffs high above …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Chesterbrook Academy students raised more than $1,100 for children’s research hospital.
Last week, Chesterbrook Academy’s Ashburn campus announced the results of its May 11 Trike-A-Thon, which benefited the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Chesterbrook students ages 3 to 5 participated. Each bicyclist or tricyclist either pledged a flat donation – well, their parents did – or raised money by obtaining pledges for each lap completed. Once collected, the donations totaled more than $1,100. Chesterbrook holds events such as the Trike-A-Thon to teach safety tips about bicycle riding, while helping support the foundation that treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
A Broadlands triathlete finishes the world-famous race he once considered 'untouchable.'
The Boston Marathon isn’t just another 26.2 miles. It is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. In order to run the marathon, entrants must run a qualifying time, based on their age, at another certified marathon. This year’s Boston Marathon was record-breaking, with Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai, 29, running the fastest time in history (2:03:02). Broadlands resident Doug Steele was there, setting his own personal record and conquering what once seemed impossible. Steele, now an Ironman triathlete, remembers the awe he felt as a child when his dad, a marathon runner, talked about the storied Boston race. It was “holy ground” for runners and something “untouchable,” to be “admired …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Have we reached the utopia Dr. King described?
Today we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In his most famous speech, Dr. King stood at the Washington Monument and told demonstrators he had a dream: "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood… I have a dream that one day… little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." Have we reached this utopia? My family seems to be a representation of the races joining together. I’m a black woman married to a white man. My son’s first cousins are black, white, and Puerto Rican. There has never been any negativity from …