RUN! GEEK! RUN!

The 11th annual RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K road race will be held at 8:30 a.m. on September 23, 2018, in the Potomac Yard area of Alexandria, Virginia.

Kathy Seifert, Executive Director of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF) said she “is delighted to be the beneficiary of the upcoming annual 5k race, RUN! GEEK! RUN! created to support a local non-profit and raise awareness for its mission and programs.”

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a non-profit organization which was established in 1982 to honor the city’s maritime heritage and culture. In 1993, ASF shifted its focus to serving at-risk youth through adult mentoring, project-based learning and the building of wooden boats.

Race sponsors, Ironistic and Hudson Studio, believe in small businesses supporting their local community. With participation from runners and other sponsors, who have roots in the Northern Virginia and the DC area, RUN! GEEK! RUN! will raise money to support Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ASF provides the educational, career and life skills necessary for young people to secure and maintain employment and become productive members of their communities.

WHAT!

Participants in the 2018 RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K will receive a t-shirt and souvenir “geek” glasses. Bobblehead trophies will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers; top three master’s male and female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in 13 different age groups. The top three corporate and community teams will also receive awards. RUN! GEEK! RUN! is a USATF Certified 5K course, you can view the course map online here.

WHO!

All fitness levels are welcome to participate in the 11th annual RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K. You can run as a team or solo – we have a training program online courtesy of Sue Himes to help prepare you for the race. If you’re not a runner you can sign up to volunteer at https://rungeekrun.com/volunteer/ Volunteers will assist with handing out water, cheering on racers, and providing support at the finish line.

HOW!

Early bird registration is open! Sign-up on the RUN! GEEK! RUN! website (https://rungeekrun.com/register/) as an individual or a team. All proceeds will go to the Alexandria Seaport Foundation.

WHEN!

This year, the RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K race will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. The race will take place in Alexandria, VA, with the starting line between George Washington Middle School and the Braddock Road Metro.

SPONSORS!

Sponsorships for this event are still available and provide companies and organizations the opportunity to give back to the local community, as well as gain visibility. All corporate sponsors will have their company logo displayed on the race website, banner and t-shirts. More information about sponsorship opportunities is available on the website.

To date, the following sponsors have committed for this year’s race: HudsonLake, Axis Research, National Media, Purple Strategies, TD Bank, Focus Data Solutions, InSite Wireless Group, Royal Jester Apparel, Veatch Charitable Fund, The Zebra, Inspiration, METIS SIX, and Virginia Paving Company.

To learn more about RUN! GEEK! RUN!, please visit: https://rungeekrun.com

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which was established in 1982 to honor the city’s maritime heritage and culture. In 1993, ASF shifted its focus to serving at-risk youth through adult mentoring, project-based learning and the building of wooden boats.