Bright Beginnings is one of the early childhood education facilities that my nonprofit, Courage for Kids supports in the DC area. In 2003, when I joined the Junior League of Washington (JLW), I first learned about Bright Beginnings, a fully accredited child and family development center dedicated to homeless families with young children in Washington, DC. The center provides free, full day, year-round developmental care for preschoolers whose families live in shelters or transitional housing. Kids have the opportunity for a solid educational foundation and their parents have the opportunity to gain self-sufficiency. The Junior League of Washington supports Bright Beginnings in many ways — one of these is by planning their annual 5K Race. Sign up to walk, run or sponsor the Annual 5K which will provide critical financial support that prepares homeless children for kindergarten and gets their parents back on their feet. Your registration, sponsorship and donations directly benefit homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families in Washington, DC. We hope that you will register to participate, or make a donation online.
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 8:00 AM
From DC: From the district, take 15th St. south through the Mall and past the US Treasury building. 15th will bear left and merge with Maine Ave, take an immediate right following signs for I-395 South. Get in the left lane and follow signs for “Hains Point Golf and Tennis” to Ohio Drive. Take a right on Buckeye Drive. Parking monitors will direct you to public Lots A, B, C and other available locations. Please do not park in National Park Service lot.
From Virginia: Take I-395 North over the 14th St. bridge. Once on the bridge, get in the right lane. Take the first exit on the other side of the bridge, the sign will read “East Potomac Park – Park Police”. Parking monitors will direct you to public Lots A, B, C and other available locations. Please do not park in National Park Service lot.
PARKING NOTICE: PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY. Allow ample time to find parking and walk to registration area and race starting line. Registration will be open at 7:00 am.
REGISTRATION: $30.00 regitration fee. Please click here to register.