Lace your sneakers up as Online registration is open for the 10th anniversary of the McLean 5K Run hosted by the McLean Community Center. The Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 race, on a certified course winding its way through the heart of McLean, is designed for athletes of all abilities.
All proceeds from the McLean 5K will benefit the McLean Community Foundation, which supports non-profit efforts that benefit the residents of McLean with a goal of encouraging civic spirit and philanthropic engagement as well as supporting valuable community services in the areas of educational enrichment, help to families in need, parks & beautification, support for seniors, the arts and public safety.
The focus of the 2018 McLean 5K is to promote Public Safety Appreciation and organizers say the event will serve as “an opportunity to express appreciation and respect for the first responders from the McLean Volunteer Fire Department and McLean District Police Station.”
The McLean 5K is for competitive athletes as well as those casual runners in addition to walkers, strollers and even well-behaved pets are welcome on race day. Race start time is scheduled for 8 a.m. from McLean Square Shopping Center (6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA 22101).
New this year is a team registration with teams of 10 or fewer runners able to sign up together and help raise funds for the McLean Community Foundation. Organizers are encouraging co-workers, neighbors, friends and families to create teams.
To find out more information about the McLean 5K send an email to McLean5K@mcleancenter.org.
Volunteers, age 18 and older, are needed for the event on race day between the hours of 6 and 10:30 a.m. Apply here to volunteer and receive a free race t-shirt, while they last.
Awards will be handed out for male and female runners in the following categories:
- Age 9 and under
- Age 10-14
- Age 15-19
- Age 20-24
- Age 25-29
- Age 30-34
- Age 35-39
- Age 40-44
- Age 45-49
- Age 50-54
- Age 55-59
- Age 60-64
- Age 65-69
- Age 70 and over
The 2017 race was won overall by Brian Crandall (17:57) on men’s side and Alanna White (21:21) on the women’s side. Click here for full results from 2017.