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Mayor Bowser Invites Residents to the #FITDC Herstory 5K

Friday, March 1, 2019
Hundreds of Washingtonians from All Eight Wards to Celebrate Women’s History Month at Fun Run/Walk t

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DPR Media Contacts: Michael Tucker Jr., (202) 717-4242, [email protected]

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Saturday, March 2, 2019, Mayor Bowser’s Administration, the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Policy and Initiatives (MOWPI), the National Women’s History Museum and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host the #FITDC Herstory 5K Run/Walk at Yards Park. This new event will kick-off National Women’s History Month, with a 5K in celebration of the accomplishments of women throughout history!

The Herstory 5K is a signature event for #FITDC, the Mayor’s health and wellness initiative, for the month of March and will bring District residents of all ages and genders. The event will also highlight local women-owned businesses, fitness brands, and includes a women’s history exhibit provided by the National Women’s History Museum. Post-race activities include yoga in the park and a women's wellness panel.

This untimed race is free and open to the public, and participants will receive giveaways. The #FITDC Herstory 5K Run/Walk partners include MOWPI, the National Women’s History Museum, Lululemon, VIDA Fitness, Pacers Running and various fitness groups from across the District. RSVP here.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m.
Post-Race Reception begins at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Yards Park
355 Water Street SE
*Closest Metro: Navy Yard Metro Station*

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About DPR

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.

About the National Women’s History Museum

Founded in 1996 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, the National Women's History Museum researches, collects and exhibits women's contributions to the nation’s social, cultural, economic and political life. The Museum engages people through its “museum without walls,” including its interactive website, online and physical exhibits, education programs, live presentations, and social media to ensure these stories are told. The Museum envisions a place where visitors can expand their understanding of women's roles and leave with a complete view of American history. For additional information visit womenshistory.org.