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  • Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (map)
  • 1500 Anacostia Drive
  • Washington, DC

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.

Registration:
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!

Fundraising prizes:
- 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