Walking in Gaithersburg


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  • Jeremy's Run
    In 2008, at the age of 20, former athlete Jeremy Glass lost his battle against heroin addiction. To raise awareness and help others overcome their addictions, Jeremy's parents started an annual event: Jeremy's Run. By their estimation, the annual USATF-sanctioned walk and run has raised more than $110,000 and counting for drug-prevention programs. Participants choose from three runs?1 mile, 5K, or 10K?that take them on a leisurely path through verdant residential areas. Each runner also receives a virtual goodie bag that, in addition to helping reduce paper waste, allows them to pick and choose which items they'd like in advance. Race proceeds go to support three programs: The Partnership at Drugfree.org, the Jeremy Glass Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Kolmac Foundation, and "Jeremy's Hour?Knowledge Can Save a Life," an addiction outreach program through MedStar Montgomery.
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    18100 Town Center Drive
    Olney, MD US
  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy
    The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest. Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.
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    5612 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC US
  • The Glo Run Washington DC
    The Glo Run?s 5K fun run event always takes place at night, but it doesn?t seem like it. The course is lined with black lights and lasers, and runners sport glow-in-the-dark gear from t-shirts to sunglasses. On-course DJs add to the festivities, blasting tunes as the untimed participants run, walk, or dance to the finish line. Even more DJs await them there at the glow-in-the-dark after party, which lights up the night better than a raccoon that's swallowed a flashlight.
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    3924 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA US
  • AIDS Walk Washington DC
    It's estimated that in the District of Columbia, one in every 20 adults is HIV-positive. On a wider scale, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than one million Americans are living with HIV—and up to one-third of them are unaware of it. AIDS Walk Washington DC first took to the streets on June 28, 1987, in an effort to increase awareness and raise money in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It's an event that has taken place annually ever since, and one that has grown to include a timed runners' portion and a packed schedule of pre- and post-race activities. Today, Whitman-Walker Health—a non-profit, community-based organization that strives to make high quality care accessible to those affected by HIV/AIDS—orchestrates the AIDS Walk. On the event day, Whitman-Walker unveils its most prominent honor: the Courage Award, given to an individual living with HIV or AIDS who has demonstrated extraordinary behavior in fighting the disease. The day's recognition doesn't end there. A post-race celebration exalts the walk's collective accomplishments, including acknowledgement of top fundraisers.
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    13th St. NW & Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington, DC US
  • The Rave Run Shakopee
    As night falls, participants in the noncompetitive Rave Run pull on neon T-shirts, don glow-in-the dark glasses, and stuff their pockets with glow sticks. Spectators look on as the throng of illuminated runners, which includes kids and adults, make their way through a 5-kilometer course that winds through city streets. The event culminates with an after party, where a DJ spin tunes and powerful lasers cast out beams that illuminate wide smiles and the secret locations of any lost arks in the vicinity. Fog machines and CO2 jets help create a high-adrenaline atmosphere as attendees dance with their glow-in-the-dark compatriots. All the fun is for a good cause; The Rave Run partners with a local charity in each participating city.
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    2400 East Capitol Street Southeast
    Washington, DC US
  • The Glo Run Washington DC
    The Glo Run?s 5K fun run event always takes place at night, but it doesn?t seem like it. The course is lined with black lights and lasers, and runners sport glow-in-the-dark gear from t-shirts to sunglasses. On-course DJs add to the festivities, blasting tunes as the untimed participants run, walk, or dance to the finish line. Even more DJs await them there at the glow-in-the-dark after party, which lights up the night better than a raccoon that's swallowed a flashlight.
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    2400 East Capitol St SE
    Washington, DC US
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