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Race to Empower MoCo 5k and 1k

Sat October 20, 2018 Rockville, MD US 20851 Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.iworksmc.org/race-to-empower/.

751 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD US 20851

Come out for a great morning of running and support for Interfaith Works Montgomery. Registered runners will receive a male, female, or kids Tech T-Shirt. The 5K starts at 8:30 am and runs on the Rock Creek Trail starting and ending at the Interfaith Works Clothing Center on Twinbrook Parkway. The rolling course is a great way to start the day! Prizes for the 5K race: 1st place male and female finisher in the ten year age groups and 1st place male and female overall. At 8:35 am there is a 1K Kids Fun Run. While registering you can also make donations or become a fundraiser, getting your friends to support you!

The event supports Interfaith Works. Almost 72,000 Montgomery County residents are living below the federal poverty line, and 19,757 of these residents are children. With the cost of housing, families are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. Every day, hundreds of families come to Interfaith Works seeking essential services like clothing, and attend self-sufficiency programs that help them find jobs, participate in life skills classes and more.

Interfaith Works, founded in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Md. Our trained, professional staff members work with individuals and families in crisis to empower them with the tools and skills they need to lift themselves from poverty. Our mission is to pursue social justice with an emphasis on identifying and meeting the needs of the poor by leading and engaging Montgomery County’s faith communities in service, education, and advocacy. For more information go to http://www.iworksmc.org/.

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up will be held on Thursday, October 18th at Road Runner Sports from 4 till 7 pm.Their address is Collins Center on the Pike, 1807 Rockville Pike Suite B, Rockville, MD 20852.. It will resume on race morning at the 751 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD US 20851 under the black tents starting at 7:00 am.


Course Route

Leaving 751 Twinbrook parkway from the start finish line in the driveway head south on the sidewalk to the next intersection.Turn left onto Linthicum street and staying on the sidewalk run down to the trailhead for Rock Creek Park at the corner of Linthicum and Marcia Ln. Follow the paved trail down into the woods. Go over the bridge and at the main rock creek trail turn right and head south. Run on that trail past Aspen Hill park and as you get on the bridge over Viers Mill Road you will see a turnaround. U turn around the cone and head back north on the trail passing the park and the water stop at Aspen Hill Park. Keep heading north till you come to the turning for the bridge and turn left over the bridge. Follow the trail up to Linthicum and continue on the sidewalk to Twinbrook Pkwy. Turn right onto the sidewalk and continue into the driveway for 751 Twinbrook Parkway.