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Additional race information can be found at https://www.kentlands.org/kentlands-5k/.
Note: Due to the great demand to run the race we are close to running out of this year's shirt. Once that happens you may choose the no-shirt option and receive a previous year's technical shirt while supplies last!
The 29th Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run, Walk and Kid’s Fun Runs, as well as a virtual race component. The 5K course winds through the beautiful Lakelands and Kentlands neighborhoods before heading down Main Street to the finish line. Every 5K registration comes with a Dri-Fit crew neck race shirt (men's, women's, and kid's sizes available). Enjoy our newly updated post-race Merchant's Expo area while meeting with your friends and family! The 5k is a qualifying race for the 2023 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, PA.
Live entertainment on the course - local bands set up along the course to delight participants and spectators alike, making what is already a spirited and fun event even livelier! The event finishes with the awards ceremony, team awards (lots of family options), and raffle items donated by local merchants. Cash prizes for the top three male and female finishers.
Kids run includes two distances - 200 and 500 meters! Cotton t-shirt, designed by a local child resident, with each Fun Run registration and a new Kids area for a fun time after their event.
Please support our charities by signing up and donating if you can. Our charities include the City of Gaithersburg Dolores Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund, The Dwelling Place, Mercy Health Clinic, Maryland Senior Olympics, Kentlands Community Foundation, and a scholarship fund for art classes at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn.
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From the Beltway (495), take 270 North to Exit 9B Sam Eig Hwy/370W. Take Sam Eig Hwy 1.5 miles to Great Seneca Hwy. Turn Right on Great Seneca Hwy and follow for 2.5 miles to Kentlands Blvd. Turn Left onto Kentlands Blvd. Take the first Left into the Mattress Warehouse parking lot or the 3rd Left into the Whole Foods Market parking lot, which are both within a block of Market Square area where Registration and the Post-Race Expo are all located.
Packet pick-up will be held on Thursday, 9/1, and on Friday, 9/2, from 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Main Street Park and Pavilion, under the pavilion.
On race day, 9/3, it will be at the expo area of the race on Main street.
Additional details will be sent to the participants closer to the race and this area will be updated.
Last year, the Foundation was able to keep its promises to the beneficiary organizations. With a much smaller race, the Foundation donated $5,000 to the City of Gaithersburg's Dolores C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund, which provides registration fees for underprivileged youth to attend summer camp. An additional, $500 was donated to the City’s non-profit organization, G-PARC, for scholarships to City art camps. Camp scholarship funds provide a summer of learning and activities for children who are unable, without assistance, to meet the financial requirements of summer camp.
The second beneficiary of the race was The Dwelling Place, Inc., a non-profit based in Gaithersburg, which supports homeless families in Montgomery County, MD, in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement. The Foundation donated $4,000 to The Dwelling Place last year.
Mercy Health Clinic, a free clinic serving the uninsured and underinsured in Montgomery County, received a $2,000 donation.
Lastly, the Foundation donated $1,000 to the Maryland Senior Olympics, a non-profit that helps support the health of Maryland seniors.
The Kentlands Community Foundation is also a beneficiary. The community-based, not-for-profit and philanthropic organization rooted in Kentlands has a three-fold mission: to serve as an educational resource on the landmark new urbanist community that is Kentlands, to build community by supporting local arts and cultural programs, and to provide opportunities for volunteerism and community outreach. All programs are open to everyone, regardless of residency, and volunteers are always welcome.
All runners have to have to be registered and wearing a bib to participate in the event.
if you are not feeling well please do not participate. For the 5k you can change your event to the virtual race and run at a later time.
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