Fall in Love 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk

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Fall in Love 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk 2017-08-03T12:39:43+00:00
5th Fall in Love 10K Run & 5k Run/Walk

Registration now open!

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Interested in sponsoring? Use the button below to open a fillable PDF that you can mail, fax, or email to us.

Sponsor Form

Now in its fifth year, the Fall in Love 10K and 5K Run & Walk to benefit Special Love is a great way to support Mid-Atlantic children with cancer and their families, all while enjoying a scenic run (or walk) along the C&O Canal Towpath.

Special Love sponsors retreats, like the week-long Camp Fantastic, that give young cancer patients and their families the chance to get out of the hospital to enjoy traditional camp activities and a community of support made up of people who understand what they’re going through. Special Love also provides financial assistance in the form of emergency relief and college scholarships.

Wanna be hero? Earn your cape!* There are two ways to be a hero this year:

1. Join our FIL5K10K Fundraising Team by visiting our CrowdRise page and clicking on the gray button at lower right (Fundraise for this campaign). Your pledges from friends and family will help us serve even more kids with cancer and their families.

2. Add $20 to your registration fee – deadlines and amounts listed above left – and you get a cape! (Of course, that means your friends and family won’t feel included, but that’s on you…) However you decide to support our special kids, thank you!

*Really, there are gonna be capes…

2016 Race Results

2016 Race Results
Runners at the Start from Fall in Love 2016
Runners from Fall in Love 2016

More than 400 people joined us for a beautiful autumn day on the C&O Towpath in DC last year as we raised a record high of more than $18,000 to send kids with cancer to camp.

Note that registrations for our 2017 event will be capped at 400 this due to park regulations, so sign up today!

Getting there

By Metro

The Rosslyn Metro is ¾ mile away – walk across the Key Bridge and take the stairs on either side down to the canal. There are footbridges across the canal that will take you to the race start!

Rosslyn Metro Info

Map of route from Rosslyn Metro

The Foggy Bottom Metro is 1 mile away – from the rotary, walk west on K St towards the waterfront. If you follow the waterfront park, we’ll be just on the other side of Key Bridge! Foggy Bottom Metro Info

Please check the Metro website for any service changes that may be in effect during the weekend of the race.

By Taxi

UBER – transportation in minutes with the UBER app!
First-time riders on Uber can use Promo Code: uberGOODTIMES to get their first ride for free (up to $20.00)!

If you’ve never used UBER before, download the UBER app to your smartphone. Uber uses GPS and Wi-Fi to pick you up, or you can enter the exact address where you want to be picked up and dropped off. Once you’ve set your location and vehicle option, tap “Set Pickup Location” to request your ride.

Use this address as your drop-off location: 3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007

LYFT – transportation in minutes with the LYFT app!
First-time riders on LYFT get a free ride up to $10.

If you’ve never used LYFT before, download the LYFT app to your smartphone. LYFT uses GPS and Wi-Fi to pick you up, or you can enter the exact address where you want to be picked up and dropped off. Once you’ve set your location and vehicle option, tap “REQUEST RIDE” to request your ride. Use this address as your drop-off location: 3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007.

By CarC&O Towpath Start

GPS Address: 3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007. The race site (starting line of the C & O Towpath) is essentially at the very end of K St, which turns into Water St.

From VA: From the Key Bridge, take a right onto M St. Take M Street towards Wisconsin Ave (major intersection). Continue on M Street and make a right on Wisconsin Ave, 31st, 30th, or 29th Street, and go down the hill. At the bottom of the hill, make a right onto Water/K Street and take the road all the way to the end. You can park along this street (metered parking). Alternately, you can park north of M Street in the residential areas.

From MD (via Clara Barton Parkway and Canal Road): From Canal Road, continue straight onto M St NW. Take M Street towards Wisconsin Ave (major intersection). Continue on M Street and make a right on Wisconsin Ave, 31st, 30th, or 29th Street, and go down the hill. At the bottom of the hill, make a right onto Water/K Street and take the road all the way to the end. You can park along this street (metered parking). Alternately, you can park north of M Street in the residential areas.

From MD (via Wisconsin Ave): Take Wisconsin Ave all the way down to K Street (turns into Water St). At the bottom of the hill, make a right onto Water/K Street and take the road all the way to the end. You can park along this street (metered parking). Alternately, you can park north of M Street in the residential areas.

 

Parking Near Event

Parking and Race Start MapIf you plan to drive to the race, follow the driving directions above. There is parking (metered) along Water Street (see below or click the Register Now link at the top). Please make sure to arrive early enough to find parking, and warm-up!

Our 2017 Soul Mate (Title Sponsor)

E-Paga

Our Significant Other

iBiz Vision & Innovation That Works
SimonComputing, Inc.

Our Infatuation

Our Crushes

Our Flirts

The Tamara Kucik Team
Lee & Nancy Weiner

In-Kind Donations

Potomac River Running
NIH Life with Cancer KOA Care Camps Children's Oncology Camping Association
Childhood Cancer Community Consortium Youth Development Center NOVA 4H Amazon Smile