Stepping Out/I Love to Walk, 8-9: 30
a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. White Flint
Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda.
Free. Register in Centre Court, across from
the Hallmark store. 301-231-7467, www.
The Adventist Healthcare Walking Club,
8-9: 30 a.m. Tuesdays. Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda.
This free event is open to people of all ages
and fitness levels. Register to become a
walking club member from 8 to 9: 30 a.m.
at the food court. Registrants will receive a
gift and invitations to free health screenings
and events. 301-315-3030, www.Adventist
Rise and Shine Walking Program, 8:30-
9: 30 a.m. Wednesdays. Lakeforest Mall, 701
Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-896-
Parks Half-Marathon, 7 a.m. Sept. 8. The
race starts at the intersection of South
Stonestreet and Highland Avenue, near the
Rockville Metro station. Cost is $60 through
Sept. 4; $65 from Sept. 5-7. Members of the
Montgomery County Road Runners Club get
$5 off the registration fee. www.parkshalf
Cabin John Kids Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 15. Cabin
John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane,
Bethesda. The quarter-mile run starts at 9
a.m.; the half-mile, at 9: 10 a.m.; and the mile
run starts at 9: 25 a.m. Free for runners 18
and younger. 301-353-0200, www.mcrrc.org.
Kensington 8K, 8: 30 a.m. Sept. 21. Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. In addition to the 8K, a 2-mile race will
start at 7: 45 a.m., an 8K wheelchair race
at 8: 25 a.m. and a 1K fun run at 8: 35 a.m.
Cost is $28 for the 8K races, $15 for the
2-mile and $13 for the 1K through Sept. 18;
$33 for the 8K, $18 for the 2-mile and $15
for the 1K Sept. 19 through race day. www.
Ellen’s Run 5K, 9 a.m. Sept. 29. Candy
Cane City Pavilion, 7901 Meadowbrook
Lane, Chevy Chase. Proceeds benefit the
Mental Health Association of Montgomery
County and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
School Community Scholarship Fund. Cost
is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 13-18 and $10
for kids 3-12 through Sept. 16; $35, $15 and
$10, respectively, from Sept. 17-27; $40, $20
and $10, respectively, from Sept. 28 to 29.
Matthew Henson Trail 5K, 8 a.m. Oct. 12.
Meet outside 13421 Georgia Ave., Silver
Spring. Free for members of Montgomery
County Road Runners Club; $10 for nonmembers 18 and older; $5 for nonmembers
younger than 18. 301-353-0200, www.
HJI 5K, 8 a.m. Oct. 13. In the Wyngate neighborhood of Bethesda (park at North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Drive).
Proceeds will benefit parents of pediatric
stem-cell transplant patients. A one-mile run
will begin at 9 a.m. Fees: $35; $20 for participants who raise at least $100, or $200 per
family; $50 for race day registration. Children
younger than 5 are admitted free. www.
Somerset Elementary School Back-to-School Classic 8K and 2K, 9 a.m. Oct. 20.
Race begins at the corner of Dorset Avenue
and Warwick Place. Proceeds help the
school provide scholarships for after-school
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