DMV -- move for mental health with UNRWA USA at the seventh annual #Gaza5K walk/run on Saturday, September 22 at the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail!
Event timeline (subject to change):
7:00 am: Gaza 5K packet and fundraising prize pick up
7:15 am: Children's activities start
8:00 am: Opening ceremony
8:30 am: Race begins
9:30 am: Awards ceremony followed by dabke party
10:30 am: Time for brunch!
In light of the UNRWA funding crisis and the deteriorating humanitarian conditions, we're fundraising to provide emergency assistance, including employing 25 UNRWA counselors -- refugees themselves -- to provide psychosocial support to Palestine refugee children and families in the Gaza Strip who suffer from trauma due to repeated Israeli military assaults and the continued blockade.
Sign up at gaza5k.org and start fundraising to make access to mental health care a reality for all Palestine refugee children in the Gaza Strip!
- Fundraise $50 and get one official Gaza 5K t-shirt (each individual must fundraise a minimum of $50 beyond the cost of registration to receive their shirt)
- Fundraise $500 for a beautiful, classic keffiyeh from the Hirbawi Textile Factory, the last remaining keffiyeh factory in Palestine. They come complete with a “made in Palestine” tag!
- Fundraise $1,000 for your very own piece of Palestine! We'll plant an olive tree in your honor in a refugee camp or near an UNRWA facility in the West Bank.
Packet pick-up (pre-race) details
To avoid long lines and race delays Saturday morning, please plan to stop by one of the three packet pick-up locations on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday to pick up your race bib, shirt (only if you fundraised $50+) and other swag/prizes beforehand:
Wednesday, September 19, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
WeWork Building - Dupont - 12th floor
1875 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Thursday, September 20, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Road Runner Sports
1120 W. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Friday, September 21, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
1100 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
If you’re picking up for another runner or a team, please have the full name(s) of the other runners and their shirt sizes available. The race is chip-timed for runners, so please don’t forget to bring your race bib with you to wear on race day! Runners will not be timed without a bib.
If you cannot attend packet pick-up, we will have your packet available the morning of the 5K. Please arrive at 7 am in order to prevent race delays.
Like our page on Facebook and mark yourself attending on the official Facebook event page for real-time updates!
*CMHP is UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme.
Learn more and find all other race details at gaza5k.org