RUN FOR EVERYMIND 5K/3K WALK. The
third annual event, which benefits EveryMind
(formerly the Mental Health Association of
Montgomery County), includes a 5K run, a 3K
walk, live music, health and wellness vendors,
kids activities and food. 8: 30 a.m. 5K; 8: 35
a.m. 3K walk. 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. activities. See
website for fees. Rockville Town Square,
KENSINGTON 8K. Proceeds benefit
Kensington Parkwood Elementary School,
North Bethesda Middle School, Silver
Creek Middle School and Walter Johnson
High School. The event also includes a
2-mile run and a 1K fun run. 8: 30 a.m.;
7: 45 a.m. 2-mile; 8: 35 a.m. fun run. $15-
$30. Kensington Town Hall, Kensington.
CABIN JOHN KIDS RUN. The race, to
encourage and promote children’s running, is
for ages 17 and younger. 9 a.m. quarter-mile
run; 9: 10 a.m. half-mile; 9: 25 a.m. 1-mile.
Free. Cabin John Regional Park, Potomac.
HOLY CHILD TIGER TROT. The 5K run/walk
supports health and wellness programs at
the Connelly School of the Holy Child and
programs of the Cabin John Park Volunteer
Fire Department. 8: 30 a.m. $30-$35 for ages
19 and older; $25 for ages 11-18; $15-$20
for ages 10 and under. Connelly School of the
Holy Child, Potomac. holychild.org.
TALK AND WALK. Open to all breast cancer
patients and survivors, this monthly program
features an update on a breast cancer “hot
topic,” followed by a mall walk. 10: 30 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration required. Oasis,
Westfield Montgomery mall, Rockville. 301-
469-6800, ext. 211. No online registration.
KEVIN STODDARD SUPERHERO 5K & KAPOW
FUN RUN. The accomplished athlete, coach
and educator died in February after an 18-
year struggle with bipolar disorder. Proceeds
benefit the Brain & Behavior Research
Foundation. To mark Stoddard’s “superhuman
spirit,” small prizes will be given for best
superhero costume and spirit. $35 for
5K; $15 for 1-mile fun run/walk. Wheaton
Regional Park (near carousel), Wheaton.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK. The event
raises awareness about suicide prevention
and funds for the American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention. 9: 30 a.m. See website
for details. Rockville Town Square, Rockville.
FARE’S FOOD ALLERGY HEROES WALK.
Donations support the Food Allergy
Research & Education group’s efforts to
build awareness about food allergies.
The event includes a 1-mile walk, allergy-friendly vendors, a scavenger hunt and other
activities. 9 a.m. Register online (information
provided on how to raise funds). Mattie J. T.
Stepanek Park, Rockville. fare.foodallergy.
2018 MONTGOMERY COUNTY SPECIAL
OLYMPICS INSPIRATION WALK/RUN & FIT
FUN. Proceeds support participation in local
and national Special Olympics events. See
website for details. Georgetown Preparatory
School, North Bethesda. somowalk.org.
ROCK THE CREEK RELAY. The 29-mile, six-leg
course starts and ends at Lake Needwood.
See website for details. Teams start between
7: 30 and 8: 30 a.m. Lake Needwood,
5K OKTOBERFEST & FUN RUN. The annual
race benefits the German International
School in Potomac. 9 a.m.; 10 a.m. fun run.
Oktoberfest begins at 9 a.m. and includes
live music, kids activities, food and games.
$30-$45 for 5K; $15-$20 for fun run;
Oktoberfest is free and open to the public.
German International School, Potomac.
HJI 5K RUN/1-MILER. The event starts near
North Bethesda Middle School. Proceeds
from Hayden’s Journey of Inspiration support
families of pediatric stem cell transplant
patients. 8 a.m. 5K; 9 a.m. 1-mile. See
website for fees. North Bethesda Middle
School, Bethesda. hjifoundation.org.
SOMERSET ELEMENTARY BACK TO SCHOOL
CLASSIC. The day includes an 8K, a 2K and
a fun run through neighborhoods in the Town
of Somerset. See website for details. 9 a.m.
Somerset Elementary School, Chevy Chase.
RACE TO EMPOWER MOCO 5K/1K KIDS RUN.
The event supports Interfaith Works’ efforts
to meet the needs of the poor and homeless
in Montgomery County. (The race was
formerly called Make Your Mark Montgomery.)
8: 30 a.m. 5K; 8: 35 a.m. 1K. See website
for fees. Interfaith Works Clothing Center,
CROSS COUNTRY ON THE FARM. The
unpaved 5K winds through farmland. 8: 30
a.m. $10 ages 18 and older; $5 younger than
18; free for members of the Montgomery
County Road Runners Club. Agricultural
History Farm Park, Derwood. mcrrc.org.
KENSINGTON PARKRUN. Timed 5K run/
walk weekly on Rock Creek Trail. Open to
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.
Support groups are free unless otherwise noted.
DROP-IN DISCUSSION ABOUT GRIEF AND
HEALING. For any Montgomery County
resident mourning the death of a loved
one. Montgomery Hospice, Rockville.
Registration required. 301-921-4400,
Sept. 26-Nov. 14
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP SERIES. The
eight-week series facilitated by professionals
offers a place to learn from the experiences
of others and includes time for questions.
10: 30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. OASIS at
Macy’s Home Store, second floor, Westfield
Montgomery mall, Bethesda. Registration
required. 301-469-6800, ext. 211, oasisnet.
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