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HOPE FOR HENRY 5K TO MAKE A KID’S DAY.
Bene;ts the Hope for Henry Foundation,
striving to incorporate fun into the lives
of seriously ill children and their families
through innovative programming. 7 a.m. See
website for fees. Walt Whitman High School,
LA MILLA DE MAYO (THE MAY MILE). The
event includes a 1-mile run/walk, and
quarter- and half-mile fun runs for children.
Free Cinco de Mayo festivities will follow. The
event is put on by the City of Gaithersburg
and the Montgomery County Road Runners
Club, and proceeds go toward the Dolores
C. Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund. 5:30-
7: 30 p.m. Check website for event schedule
and fees. Olde Towne, Gaithersburg.
RESCUE 1 RUN 8K AND FAMILY FUN WALK.
Hosted by and bene;ting the Bethesda-Chevy
Chase Rescue Squad. After April 28, online
registration will be closed and participants
can sign up on race day in person. 8 a.m. 8K
(fun walk to follow). $50 8K; $25 fun walk
opening ceremony; 8: 30 a.m. 6K; 9: 30 a.m.
1K/toddler sprint; 10 a.m. closing ceremony.
$20-$45. West;eld Montgomery mall,
FALLEN SOLDIERS MEMORIAL 5K, 10K &
HALF. This scenic course travels alongside
the Potomac River. Held in partnership with
the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.
8 a.m. half-marathon; 8: 30 a.m. 10K; 9 a.m.
5K. $25-$65 (race registration does not
include park entrance fee). Great Falls Park,
MEMORIAL 4 MILE. Includes a 4-mile race
that is part of the Montgomery County Road
Runners Club’s low-key race series, and a
1-mile fun run for younger participants (a
MCRRC youth running series event). Same-day registration only. 8 a.m. 4-mile; 8:05 a.m.
1-mile. $10 for ages 18 and older; $5 younger
than 18; free for MCRRC members. Rock
Creek Valley Elementary School, Rockville.
COLLEEN’S BA 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN/
WALK. Commemorating the life of Walter
Johnson graduate Colleen Mitchel, who was
born with liver disease (biliary atresia) and
died in 2013 at age 19 while awaiting her
third liver transplant. Proceeds bene;t the
Colleen Mitchel Memorial Fund and research
at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Liver Center.
9 a.m. $25-$40; $20 active military and
students ages 5-22; $60 for families of three
or more. Start/;nish line is at the corner
of Connecticut Avenue and Beach Drive,
DASH THROUGH THE DIRT 5K, 10K & HALF.
Bene;ting the EOD (Explosive Ordnance
Disposal) Warrior Foundation, a nonpro;t
offering support to the EOD community
through a variety of services. 7: 30 a.m. half-marathon; 7: 45 a.m. 10K; 8 a.m. 5K. $25-
$65. Carderock Recreation Area, Potomac.
RUN FOR ROSES. The women-only 5K race
is part of the Maryland Road Runners Club
Runners will follow a course through
Rockville Town Square in the Suds
& Soles 5K on June 22.
COMPILED BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN
ages 13 and older; $13 fun walk ages 12
and younger. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue
Squad, Bethesda. rescue1run.com.
WOOD ACRES JOGFEST. The Wood Acres
Elementary School PTA fundraiser features a
5K through the Wood Acres and Spring;eld
neighborhoods with 1-mile, half- and quarter-mile fun runs to follow. 8 a.m. 5K; 8: 30 a.m.
fun runs. See website for fees. Wood Acres
Park, Bethesda. woodacrespta.org.
RUN AWARE. A challenge for all your senses
as you traverse the hills and streams of
Cabin John Regional Park on this true cross-country run. 8 a.m. 5K; 8:05 a.m. Junior
Participation 1K (Montgomery County Road
Runners Club members younger than 18).
$10 ages 18 and older; $5 younger than
18; free for MCRRC members. Cabin John
Regional Park, Bethesda. mcrrc.org.
DEFEAT DIPG SUPERHERO SPRINT & 6K.
Proceeds of the event—which includes a 6K
walk/run, 1K walk/run, toddler sprint and
Superhero Central race village with games
and entertainment—bene;t the Michael
Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and the
;ght against childhood brain tumors. 8 a.m.