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(Washington, DC) - Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are proud to announce the #FitDC Father’s Day 5K will take place 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Kenilworth Park Track in Ward 7.
The Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity and the Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys (CFMB) join in bringing together families in a celebration of fathers and men’s health, as well as bring awareness to gun violence in the District.
“What began as a fun run with families to celebrate fatherhood now includes a peace rally,” said DPR Director Keith A. Anderson. “Mayor Bowser has provided additional resources in Wards 7 and 8; these men can play a crucial role in helping curb the violence in our city.”
All participants will receive a free orange t-shirts to honor the Gun Free DC movement that began on June 1st with Mayor Bowser calling for the city to wear orange in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. This run continues to move that message forward as gun violence continues in Ward 7 and 8. Following the run, men are encouraged to be social, pledge to make a difference, take photos together as a group.
The course starts with a lap around the Kenilworth Track and leads runners on to the scenic Anacostia Riverwalk Trail up to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.
Rally Health will set up their mobile trailer and activate the “Rally on the Road” fitness experience while local partner Fitness Snob, a newly-opened fitness studio, will host the warm up to prep runners, and encourage families to embrace fitness. Ward 7's own local coffee pop-up Penny Brew will serve coffee. Families can enjoy creamy treats from Cajou, a local vegan creamery. Fresh Direct online grocery delivery will provide refreshments and Fit Fathers Foundation will host a kid dash race.
DC Dads Celebration
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Following the 5k, we will take a short walk to Kenilworth Recreation Center for the CFMB DC Dads Celebration where there will be music, live bands, free food, haircuts, employment resources and Father’s day portraits.
WHAT: #FITDC Father’s Day 5K Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday June 16, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Kenilworth Track & Park
9 a.m. - Sign in/ Warm Up
Rally Health Fitness Activation
Kid Dash Race
9:30 a.m. - Peace Run/Walk
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.- Cool Down Party with DJ
Vendors, Rally Health Prizes
WHERE: Kenilworth Track & Park (40th Avenue & Anacostia Avenue) 9 a.m.
Kenilworth Recreation Center (4321 Ord Street, NE) 11 a.m.
*Closest Metro: Deanwood Metro (Orange)*
For more information or to RSVP for the event visit DPR.events. Follow #DCFathersDay5k and #DCDads on social media.
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.