Falls Church - McLean Children's Center

  The Race to Give All Children a Strong Start

      Stays Upbeat Despite the Weather 

The mood of the growing crowd stayed upbeat on the cloudy morning of Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. DC 101 Radio DJ coaxed runners to get ready for a great run in the 6th Annual Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Walk/Run. Honey our mascot showed some new moves as he led runners to the start/finish at Pimmit Hills Park.

Overall fastest runners were Luke LeVan, 26, of Arlington, and Jillian Freedman, 22, of McLean. Fastest parents with stollers were James Sherwood, 36, of Falls Church, and Nina Sheppard, 35, of Arlington. See all Race results here. Winning runners in their age group were awarded prizes generously donated by local businesses including Doodlehopper 4 Kids, Hilton Garden Inn, Cafe Kindred, Clay Cafe Studio, Golden Boot Soccer, Bach to Rock, The Neighborhood Barbershop, Core Power Yoga, Panjshir, Road ID, Kazan Restaurant, Cafe Oggi, Greek Taverna, Assagi Osteria, Epic Pilates Studio, Potomac Riverboat Company, PR Running, and DC 101 Radio.

A big thanks to our generous sponsors below who collectively made the event a $26,000 positive contribution toward the Children’s Center’s goal of offering an affordable early childhood education program for low-income, working families and their children.

Thank You 2018 Sponsors




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