Falls Church - McLean Children's Center






The fastest runners in the upcoming Teddy Bear 5K on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 pm will be rewarded for their strong finishes with outstanding prizes including dinner at top restaurants, a night at a hotel, a cruise down the Potomac, and gift certificate for a new pair of running shoes. All runners and walkers in the 5K and 1K, regardless of times, still receive a plush Teddy Bear when they cross the finish line.

Boys and girls in 5 age groups, from ages 6 to 17, will be awarded age-appropriate prizes including large teddy bears, books, crafts, and gift certificates to pizza restaurants.  Prizes will go to adult 5K runners for fastest male and female overall, fastest mom and dad in the stroller division, and fastest male and female in 8 age groups, from 18 to 80.

Registration for the 5K is $30 until Sept. 5 and $15 for the 1K until Sept. 21. Race times have changed this year to 3:30 pm for the 5K and 4:30 for the 1K to allow runners to participate in both runs, as many have requested. Additional registration is not required for 5K registrants to participate in the 1K.  To register, go to https://tinyurl/PRRaces-TeddyBear5K.

“We’re very grateful to local businesses for supporting our event with generous gift certificates to help make our Teddy Bear 5K a race that runners from across the metro area will come out for,” said Executive Director Elizabeth Page.

Prizes include but are not limited to: Dinner for 2 at Chef Geoff Restaurant Tysons; Roundtrip Washington Monuments Riverboat Cruises for 2; Weekend overnight stays at Holiday Garden Inn Falls Church; and generous gift certificates to local restaurants including Ichiban Sushi, Kazan and McLean Pizza in McLean, Maneiki Neko and Panjshir in Falls Church. Potomac River Running will donate 2 gift certificates worth $100 toward merchandise.

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