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




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


New This Year: Wave Start for 5K Race

Registration is now open!

This year the TKPK5K will over a wave start for the 5k race.  Also, strollers/baby joggers allowed!

Here is how it works:

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

Also, random prize drawings held every 100 registrants!  Sign up TODAY!


Online Registration is now open for the TKPK5K

Online Registration is now open for the 6th annual TKPK5K on Sunday, May 4, starting at 8am.

Follow the TKPK5K registration link and sign up by April 23 to secure your early bird rates.  Please make sure to tell all your friends and neighbors, and encourage your kids to come out for this day of fun!!


Mark Your Calendars for Sunday, May 4, 2014

This winter has certainly been a cold and snowy one and it's got us all thinking of spring.  And spring, of course, means the 6th annual Takoma Park Safe Routes to School 5K Challenge!  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. So spread the word, lace up those sneakers and start training!  It's only three months away! And it will be delightfully warm compared to today's weather!