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Due to the emergency conditions surrounding COVID-19, this event has been converted to an entirely "virtual race." A virtual event means that everyone can participate by doing their walk or run on their own (following social distancing guidelines). Virtual runners will be able to pick up their shirt in the days prior to the race or they can pay for shipping and the shirt will be shipped after the race date. Please support our charities by signing up and donating if you can.
Additional race information can be found at https://kentlandsfoundation.org/annual-5k/.
The 27th Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run, Walk and Kid’s Fun Runs has become a virtual "race" due to the emergency conditions surrounding COVID-19. A virtual event means that everyone can participate by doing their walk or run on their own (following social distancing guidelines). Virtual runners will be able to pick up their shirt in the days prior to the race or they can pay for shipping and the shirt will be shipped after the race date. 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, 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 Plaza where Registration and the Post-Race Expo are all located.
Race packets, bibs, and shirts can be picked up on Thursday, 9/3, from 4-7:30 p.m. at 201 Market Street W or on Friday, 9/4, from 4-7:30 p.m. at 201 Market Street W, on the corner of Center Point Way and Market Street W. Packet pick up will also be available on Saturday, 9/5 from 7:00 am - 8:30 am under the tents next to the finish line.
Last year, the Foundation donated $11,000 to the City of Gaithersburg’s Dolores C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund which provides registration fees for underprivileged youth to attend summer camp. 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 Race Committee also granted $2,500 to 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 also donated $1,000 to the Maryland Senior Olympics, a non-profit that helps support the health of Maryland seniors.
Lastly, the Foundation also donated $500 to Mercy Health Clinic, a totally free clinic serving the uninsured in Montgomery County,
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.
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