Kenya Connect 5k

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JOIN US FOR THE 2024 KC5K…. Our 10th Anniversary Race! Once again it will be a LIVE and Virtual Race.  The race will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Ellicott City, Maryland, USA.

The LIVE Race will start from St. John’s Episcopal Church and run through the beautiful Dunloggin Neighborhood.  Participants can run or walk and strollers are welcome!  The Top three runners/walkers in all age categories will win a hand-carved medallion from Wamunyu, Kenya and the top male/female overall will win a hand carved medallion and runner gift cards ($100 for first place and $50 for 2nd and 3rd place). The race categories are 5-12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Virtual Runners will be invited to participate anytime between  9:00 am on Saturday, April 1 until 1:00pm on Sunday, April 2.  Prizes will be awarded for the top three places overall male/female and the top winner male/female in the 5-11, 11-17, 18-30, 31-50, 51-70, 70+

We also have prizes for the largest team (perhaps your family, college group, HS group, workplace) and the top overall fundraiser (it could be a team or individual).  Any team raising $1,000 will get to choose the spine of a book to be painted on a step of the new LRC ANNEX.  Each member of the largest team will be honored in a special way. Fundraising teams are a special way to support the 18,000 students and 500 teachers to an empowered education.

Runners can choose between two premiums:  a white long-sleeved 10 year anniversary shirt or a knit beanie.  Participants must register by February 28 in order to be guaranteed a premium.

Registration cost is  $40 until February 28.  The price will increase on March 1 to $45.   Participants 18 and under race cost is $25.

In addition, this year features a Pump Challenge! Crossfit PCR in Ellicott City is providing an additional challenge for racers: The Pump-Challenge and Run!  Runners will drop by CrossFit PCR and bench press a percent of their body weight (male 75%, female 50%) for max repetitions prior to the race.  Each repetition will deduct 10 seconds off the runners’ 5k time.  Placement and prizes for the Pump-Challenge and Run will be separate from individual race scores, with the opportunity to place in both divisions.  Age categories for the Pump-Challenge Run are Male 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+, Female 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+.