LaunchCARES Charity Race

Sat October 8, 2022 Rockville, MD 20850 US Directions
Events

LaunchCARES 5k

$35 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 10 - 100.

LaunchCARES 10k

$45 9:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 12 - 100.

LaunchCARES 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

$20 9:40AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 6 - 100.

LaunchCARES Kids Trike-A-Thon

$15 10:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 5 and under.
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.launchsp.com/charityrace.

Place
702 King Farm Blvd
Suite 150
Rockville, MD US 20850
Description

Thank you for registering for our 1st annual charity race!  We are so excited to host this event and to interact with community members and businesses.  LaunchCARES is a Rockville-based business that partners with existing charities in the DMV area with an aligned mission to change lives through fitness & wellness. In 2022 we have chosen SO WHAT ELSE as the non-profit to receive 100% of race proceeds.  SO WHAT ELSE has been caring for members of our community since 2009 as a registered 501(c)(3). They offer after-school programs, spring break and summer camps, a plentiful food pantry, and much more to underserved families and children in DC and Maryland.  So What Else is very deserving of our community support and celebration.

It is our goal is to raise $100,000 for So What Else.  YOU are helping to make this happen!!!

UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE?   Please consider making a tax deductible donation to SO WHAT ELSE by clicking on the DONATE button.

Race day will be structured in a way that allows children and parents to participate!  Following the events, join us for a fun festival including DJ, face painting, glitter tattoos, food trucks (we're working on this!), lawn games, and more.  

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers (1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50). 

Gift cards and metals will be awarded to the top three male and female winners in the following age categories:

  • Ages 10-12
  • Ages 13-15
  • Ages 16-17
  • Ages 18-20
  • Ages 21-29
  • Ages 30-39
  • Ages 40-49
  • Ages 50-59
  • Ages 60-69
  • Ages 70-79
  • Ages 80 and up

Race day will include events for the whole family.  This is a party you don't want to miss!  

Event Start Times:

  • Timed 5k - 9am
  • Timed 10k - 9:30am
  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk - 9:40am
  • Kids Trike-A-Thon - 10:30am

Rain Date is Sunday 10/9/2022

We welcome families to decorate strollers, wagons, wheelchairs, tricycles, bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc in the spirit of the Halloween Season.  Costumes are welcomed, and encouraged, for all participants.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SO WHAT ELSE

Click on the link below to learn more about the charity we are supporting:

https://www.sowhatelse.org/

DIRECTIONS
  • From the Beltway 495, take 270 North
  • Take exit 8 for Redland Blvd
  • Turn left into the parking lot for 702 King Farm Blvd
  • Free parking in surface spaces and parking garage
  • Addition free parking in garages at 800 & 805 King Farm Blvd
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

COURSE MAPS

5k & 10k: The 10k will have a separate turnaround point.  Final 10k route coming soon

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: This route is all sidewalks, no streets

Kid's Trike-A-Thon: This route will have the kids go back and forth on King Farm Blvd

 

 

PACKET PICK UP

Packet pick-up will be held at Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching, Suite 150, 702 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850 as follows:

  • Friday 10/7 from 2:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday 10/8 from 8am to 9am

Thank you!

 

COVID GUIDELINES
  • All runners have to be registered and wearing a bib to participate in the event.
  • If you are not feeling well, please do to attend the race.
  • All attendees are welcomed to wear a mask if they wish.  There is no vaccination requirement
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RACE PARTNERS

Launch Physical Therapy & Fitness Coaching and So What Else extend a huge THANK YOU to the following community partners who have each played a major role in supporting the execution of our first annual LaunchCARES Charity Race.  We are extremely gratefully for all they have done to help us put on this event for our community!

City of Rockville - supporting activities that bring our community together and promote health and fitness

City of Rockville Police - providing route, traffic & pedestrian safety

Corrigan Sports Enterprises - dynamite race management team based out of Columbia , MD

Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce - connecting small businesses to our local community

Montgomery County Road Runners Club - providing timing services for the 5k and 10k races

Allegra - providing graphics, t-shirts, signage, printing services

 

COMMUNITY DONATIONS
  • Botanero
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Dulles Golf Center
  • Fontina Grill
  • Founding Farmers
  • Kick's Karate
  • Ledo Pizza
  • Mama Lucia’s
  • Mom’s Organic Market
  • Safeway King Farm
  • Shaklee
  • Title Boxing
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