In response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, Potomac River Running organized the Run for Haiti 5k and Fun Run. Today, Haiti has made profound strides in recovering from the unprecedented disaster and we want to continue providing aid to victims. This race was founded by Moise Joseph, a valuable member of the Potomac River Running staff. Moise was a 12-time All-American while at the University of Florida, competed for Haiti in the Athens 2004 and London 2012 Olympic Games, and has been a member of four World Championship teams. Please join us in celebrating Haiti’s progress and the opportunity to continue supporting those still in need.
WHERE: The Run for Haiti 5k starts and finishes on the South Lakes High School track:
11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191
WHEN: Saturday, March 22, 2014
5k: 9 am; One mile fun run/walk: 9:50 am
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BENEFICIARIES: Project Haiti, focuses on multiple projects to help Haitian communities, including children education, women’s network, and health entrepreneurship. Ghates, or Global Haitian Advancement Through Education and Sports, provides an opportunity for kids in Haiti on excelling in a variety of sports.
FRIENDLY: This race is stroller friendly (including the fun run, too).
HONORARY GUESTS: Bershawn Jackson, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2005 World Champion in the 400 meter hurdles, will be the honorary starter for the race. Bershawn was ranked #1 in the World in 2010. Hyleas Fountain will also be present, a 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the heptathlon for the US and 5x US champion.
JANJI, RUN FOR ANOTHER: Janji is a movement of runners devoted to ending the global food and water crisis, like those affected in Haiti.
RUN FOR HAITI 5K WEBSITE:http://www.prraces.com/runforhaiti