Marymount Universitys Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is hosting its fourth annual 5K race at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the schools new Ballston Center, 1000 North Glebe Road. Cost is $50 ($15 for MU students) and runners receive a T-shirt, a pint glass (pending availability) and can enjoy a family-friendly post-race party. The race is being held in conjunction with MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network.
A new feature this year allows participants from outside the area to register as virtual runners, and locals who want to support the mission but dont want to run can enjoy the festivities and receive race-day goodies. The Saint City post-race party will include premium draft beers, music, games and events as well as Arlington area vendors.
Each year the race has attracted some 500 runners and has raised more than $20,000 annually.
Proceeds will help defray the cost of purchasing and shipping medical equipment and supplies for the DPT Programs annual service-learning trip. After several years traveling to Costa Rica, next years trip will involve building a physical therapy practice in Nicaragua.
Students will provide rehabilitative services to orphanages and other institutions serving underprivileged patients and clients. Funds will also support nonprofit research and student travel to conferences.
Free parking will be available in the Ballston Center garage. The Ballston Metro is a short walk from the event. For more information or to register, visit marymount.edu/5k. Donations are also being accepted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.