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Sunday
Nov162014

Save the Date! The TKPK5K Returns on Sunday, May 3, 2015

As the cold weather begins to settle into the metro DC area, it's nice to start planning for the return of warm temps, flowers, and, of course, The Takoma Park Safe Routes to School 5K Challenge!  The 2015 event will be our seventh and as in years past, proceeds from the event fund programs focusing on bike and pedestrian safety, health and fitness offered by the Parent Teacher Associations at Takoma Park, Piney Branch, Rolling Terrace and East Silver Spring Elementary Schools and Takoma Park Middle School. Running/walking clubs, recess equipment and direct bike and pedestrian safety education are some of the specific uses of race revenue over the past five years. The event itself is a super fun morning with three races including a 5k, a 1 mile and a 1/4 mile event just for our youngest participants.   Planning is just getting underway so if you'd like to help raise money, support a school-based running club, promote registration or volunteer on race weekend, just let us know.  And please, mark your calendars for Sunday, May 3

Sunday
May042014

Official Results for the 5k Race

What an incredible day it has been.  Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to help.  And thank you, our approximately 1,100 registered participants for another fantastic event.  We can't do it without you!  It's such a pleasure to see so many friends from the past six years and so many first timers.  

Drumroll please...Here are the official race results

Congratulations to our top 5k finishers!

Friday
May022014

Online Registration closed. Late Registration and Packet Pick-up

Online registration is now closed!  Thank you to all who have signed up.  We have over 900 registrations today for race packet assembly.  The shirts look GREAT and we've also got some snazzy bags from our wonderful sponsor, CitySports.  

Late registration is still available this weekend at race packet pick-up locations. 

  • Saturday Race packet pick-up and late registration:  CitySports, 8510 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, 2pm-6pm
  • Sunday Race packet pick-up and late registration:  Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, starting at 7am

NOTE:  Chips are attached to 5k bibs. Chips need to be fastened to shoes. After the race PLEASE return the chip by putting it in the designated buckets.  THANK YOU!

Race day details:

7:00 AM We open up to start race packet pick-up and final, last minute registrations

7:50 Announcements and Stretches

8:00 AM 5K START Wave 1:  10 minute mile and faster
8:03 AM 5K START Wave 2:  Over 10 minute mile and runners with strollers, in the back.
8:06 AM 5K START Wave 3:  Walkers

8:50 AM TKPK5K 1st Annual Award Honoree Announced

9:00 AM 1 Mile Fun Run START

9:15 AM 1/4 Mile Youth Run START

Tuesday
Apr292014

It's Race Week!

It's here!  We've been at it for months and it's finally here...race week!!!!  If you've registered, GREAT and THANK YOU!!!  Details for you are at the bottom of this message.  If you have not yet registered, there's still time.  ONLINE REGISTRATION ends Thursday afternoon, May 1 at 5pm.  If you find you can't make that deadline, you can register in-person this weekend at either race packet pick-up on Saturday, or starting at 7am on Sunday morning before we get the races underway.  

Strollers and baby joggers ARE permitted this year!

Saturday: Race packet pick-up and race registration at CitySports in Silver Spring, 8510 Fenton Street from 2pm-6pm

Sunday:  Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue

7:00 AM We open up to start race packet pick-up and final, last minute registrations

7:50 Announcements and Stretches

8:00 AM 5K START Wave 1:  10 minute mile and faster
8:03 AM 5K START Wave 2:  Over 10 minute mile and runners with strollers, in the back.
8:06 AM 5K START Wave 3:  Walkers

8:50 AM TKPK5K 1st Annual Award Honoree Announced

9:00 AM 1 Mile Fun Run START

9:15 AM 1/4 Mile Youth Run START

 

 

Tuesday
Mar252014

Spring Safe Routes to School Newsletter is Here

To catch you up on all of the latest from Safe Routes to School, here is the spring newsletter, available for download.  It also includes a TKPK5K registration form, for your convenience.  You can print it out, complete both sides and return it, along with a check, by April 23rd to:

City of Takoma Park

Safe Routes to School

7500 Maple Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Attention: Lucy Neher