The first annual Christopher Carter Memorial 5K Run/Walk officially hit the streets of Arlington, VA, on Saturday, June 4, 2011, and we’re proud to announce it was a smash success!! The event featured over 400 runners/walkers, well over 30 volunteers, numerous corporate and individual sponsors, and many more supportive friends and family members that came out for the festivities and post-race activities.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and individual donors, as well as our steadfast race partners Potomac River Running and the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation, we were able to raise over $11,000 for the Christopher Carter Memorial Fund. Every penny of this money will go directly towards subsidizing diabetes education, prevention and treatment at Virginia Hospital Center.
The race itself was set on a challenging, rolling loop closed course that wound its way through numerous local Arlington, VA, neighborhoods. And while the race was part of the Potomac River Running 2011 Race Series, runners and walkers of all skill levels participated in the 5K. Making matters all the better, participants welcomed amazing weather throughout the twilight event, with race-time temperatures in the very low 80s at 7pm. Following the race, participants enjoyed plenty of food and drinks while taking in the classic rock sounds of local band The Sock Monkeys. Other post-race activities included a moonbounce, face painting, sports massages, and a brief awards presentation.
We would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to all of our 2011 event sponsors including:
We recognize that it isn’t easy to be a major sponsor/donor, especially for a first-time event. As a result, we are amazed and humbled at your generosity and commitment to this cause. We believe Chris would be extremely proud of the special day that took place, and we look forward to seeing each and every participant again in 2012!Additionally, for pictures from this amazing day, please visit our special page on Michio Studio's Web site.