Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
Ringing In Hope: For the Sake of the Children, featuring a 5K and 10K race, and a 1K fun run/walk, will take place on April 20th, 2013 in Chantilly, Virginia. For the first time, the Ringing In Hope event, which has been serving charities throughout the region since 2010, is bringing the race to Fairfax County. The 1K fun run/walk kicks off in front of Westfield’s High School in Chantilly, Va., at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K race at 8:30 am and 10K race 8:40 am.
The Ringing In Hope traditions continue as race participants will enjoy hors d'oeuvres served at finish line, as well as fun for the whole family to include music, children's art, tattoos, and more.
In addition, all race participants will have their photo taken by Chessie Photo as they cross the finish line. Photos will be available following the race for viewing or purchase. Following the race, prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall winners in each race, as well as the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age categories (14 and under, 15-19 , 20-29, 30-39, etc.). Great raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the event, thanks to the many generous community sponsors!
Race beneficiaries for this event include: Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid Atlantic, Autism Speaks, Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, and Children’s National Medical Center. Participating charities will receive 100 percent of all donations designated on their behalf. Representatives of each charity will be available to showcase their efforts and services to the community. Ringing In Hope provides online tools allowing race participants to make a profound difference in their community by creating an online fundraising page where they can raise additional funds for their participating charity of choice. This tool allows participants to easily invite friends, family, co-workers, and others to help them achieve and celebrate their personal fitness and fundraising milestones.
Race registration is available in three ways: Online registration is now open at http://www.ringinginhope.com. Registrants may also register at one of two packet pickup locations, which are available on the Ringing In Hope website, or may register on race day at Westfields High School, located at 4700 Stonecroft Road, Chantilly, Va, 20151. All race-day registration will be outside to accommodate growing crowds and will be available starting at 6:30 a.m. on race day. Those who register by April 10th will be guaranteed an official Ringing In Hope short sleeved t-shirt. All fun run/walk participants will receive bells as they 'Ring in Hope' for great causes.
The races are being timed by Commonwealth Race Management, a division of Potomac River Running. Commonwealth Race Management brings state-of-the-art timing and professional race management services to the event, allowing race organizers to concentrate their efforts on making Ringing in the Hope a one of a kind event.
Volunteers are still needed to help accommodate growing crowds and assist with the race course duties as well as other activities. Last December’s event held in Brambleton, Va., drew in nearly 2,000 participants, more than doubling in size since its inception. High School volunteers are eligible to service credit hours. All interested volunteers should please e-mail Ringing In Hope at info(at)ringinginhope(dot)com for more information, or register to volunteer at http://www.ringinginhope.com/volunteer.html.
Ringing In Hope participants—former and new—will also be able to compete in the 2nd Annual Ringing In Hope: A Salute to Our Troops, taking place on Memorial Day, May 27, in Brambleton, Va. Proceeds from this event, which also features a 5K and 10K race and 1K fun run/walk, will go to charities who serve military men, women, and their families. Registration for this event is available online at http://www.ringinginhope.com.
Ringing In Hope: For the Sake of Our Children is made possible thanks so the generosity of Ringing In Hope sponsors including its title sponsor, Potomac River Running, as well as the following sponsors: Tetra Partnerships, Legal Shield, Chessie Photo, KidzArt, NOVEC, AAAA Storage, and Northern Virginia Magazine.