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NEW YEAR’S DAY 5K. Start the year with a
new commitment to running. 10 a.m. $10;
$5 for younger than 18; free for members
of Montgomery County Road Runners Club.
Manna Food Center, Gaithersburg. mcrrc.org.
COMMITMENT DAY 5K. A family-friendly
run to begin 2019. 10 a.m. Life Time
Athletic, Gaithersburg. $30 for 13 and older;
free for younger than 13 with an adult.
AL LEWIS 10-MILER. The out-and-back course
runs along Rock Creek Trail. 9 a.m. Free in
advance for members of DC Road Runners
Club (DCRRC); $10 for nonmembers. Race-day registration is $10 for DCRRC members;
$15 for nonmembers. Ken-Gar Palisades
Park, Kensington. dcroadrunners.org.
DCRRC JFK 20K AND MLK 5K. The out-and-
back races take place on the dirt and stone
all, regardless of ability. Bring kids, dogs,
strollers. Runners socialize at Java Nation
afterward. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Free. Puller
Park, Kensington. parkrun.us/kensington.
DROP-IN DISCUSSION ABOUT GRIEF
AND HEALING. For anyone grieving the
death of a loved one. 1-2: 30 p.m. Free to
anyone living or working in Montgomery
County. Montgomery Hospice, Rockville.
Registration required. 301-921-4400,
KEEPING YOUR EYES HEALTHY: HOW TO
PREVENT & REVERSE EYE CONDITIONS.
It’s no secret that vision declines with
age. In this Suburban Hospital program,
ophthalmologist Neal Adams will explain
the essentials for eye health as well as
prevention and treatment options for
macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy
and other common eye conditions. 1-2 p.m.
Free. Holiday Park Senior Center, Wheaton.
SIBLING CLASS. A program for soon-to-be
big brothers and big sisters includes a short
class and a tour of the maternity suites.
Age-appropriate activities help children 3 to
10 years old share and prepare for baby’s
arrival. 1:30-2: 30 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 years;
2:45-3: 45 p.m. for ages 6-10. $20 per child.
Holy Cross Health Conference Center, Silver
Spring. 301-754-8800, holycrosshealth.org.
Jan. 31 and Feb. 21
GRANDPARENTS-TO-BE. Learn how to support
new parents and about trends in infant care
in this two-hour class. Attend either session.
6:30-8: 30 p.m. $15. Holy Cross Hospital
Health Conference Center, Silver Spring. 301-
Feb. 15-March 22
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION. During
this six-week session from Suburban
Hospital, a Mindfulness Center instructor
COMPILED BY SANDRA FLEISHMAN
C&O Canal towpath. 9 a.m. for the 5K, 10
a.m. for the 20K. $10 for either race; free
for members of DC Road Runners Club.
The race start is at the far southeast end of
the Carderock Recreation Area, Carderock.
CUPID’S CHASE 5K. Community Options Inc.
invites runners, walkers and rollers (baby
strollers and wheelchairs) to help raise funds
to support people with disabilities. 8 a.m.
registration. 10 a.m. race. See website for
fees. Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton. 301-
KEMP MILL C(HILLS) 5K/10K. Both races
start and ;nish at Kemp Mill Elementary
School, looping through the neighborhood
on open roads. 9-10: 30 a.m. $10; $5
for younger than 18; free for members of
Montgomery County Road Runners Club.
Kemp Mill Elementary School, Silver Spring.
KENSINGTON PARKRUN. Timed 5K run/
walk weekly on Rock Creek Trail. Open to
Runners will lace
up their shoes for
the New Year’s Day
5K in Gaithersburg
on Jan. 1.