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Additional race information can be found at http://specialove.org/specialevents/fallinloverunwalk/.
Chuck Bell has been a Meteorologist with the News4 StormTeam4 since October of 2004. His forecasts can be seen on News4 Today, News4 Midday, on NBCWashington.com and on 103.5 WTOP.
Growing up outside of Atlanta, Chuck became a weather fanatic at a young age. Bell's first weather memory dates to April 4, 1974 when, as a first grade student, he and his classmates spent the entire afternoon in the "duck and cover" position in the hallway as tornado producing storms roared overhead. From that point on Bell was interested in anything and everything weather related.
When not focusing on the forecast Bell is an avid distance runner. He has completed the Marine Corps Marathon in DC 3 times and hopes to keep running it every year. When the weather is nice he can often be seen cruising downtown DC in his vintage 1962 Corvette. Having owned the car for 15 years he has still only driven it with the top up a handful of times.
We asked Chuck why we wanted to be a part of this year's 5K fundraiser, here's what he had to say:
“Why am I involved? Because this is an organisation with its eyes on the prize. They put their focus where it matters most, not on the disease, but on the whole child. Kids are not just patients they are part of families. These kids don’t just have cancer, they have Moms, Dad, siblings and friends, and this group helps to treat the whole kid: support network and all. That’s what I think is so special and that’s why I’m happy to be involved.”
Now in its 7th year, the Fall in Love 5K Run & Walk to benefit Special Love Inc. is a great way to support children with cancer and their families, all while enjoying a scenic run or walk in Canal Park, Washington DC.
Our Special Love capes will be back this year, check in soon for more information!
The 5k will be a loop beginning in Canal Park then heading down to the water to enjoy the scenery and 'Self-Station'! More to come
Race Day Timeline:
8:00am – Participants assemble near the race start area (Bag Check available here!)
9:00am – 5k Race Start!
Runners/walkers will depart in self-selected waves by pace, to avoid crowding. While on the course, please be respectful of other trail users!
Following the race, an awards ceremony will be held to recognize finishers.
Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
The Navy Yard Metro station is 0.1 mile away – exit station at New Jersey Ave SE & M Street SE. Walk 1 block East on M Street SE, turn left onto 2nd Street SE, walk 1 block North on 2nd Street SE.
Navy Yard Metro Info
Please check the Metro website for any service changes that may be in effect during the weekend of the race.
UBER – transportation in minutes with the UBER app!
If you’ve never used UBER before, download the UBER app to your smartphone. Uber uses GPS and Wi-Fi to pick you up, or you can enter the exact address where you want to be picked up and dropped off. Once you’ve set your location and vehicle option, tap “Set Pickup Location” to request your ride.
Use this address as your drop-off location: 200 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
LYFT – transportation in minutes with the LYFT app!
If you’ve never used LYFT before, download the LYFT app to your smartphone. LYFT uses GPS and Wi-Fi to pick you up, or you can enter the exact address where you want to be picked up and dropped off. Once you’ve set your location and vehicle option, tap “REQUEST RIDE” to request your ride. Use this address as your drop-off location: 200 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003.
GPS Address: 200 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Google Maps Directions
PARKING NEAR EVENT
U Street Lot adjacent to Canal Park will be open for our attendees
Lots H & I will be available for $1/hour from 8am-12pm on 9/14/19. After 12 noon the current rate will be charged.
Limited metered street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.