Halloween Hustle 5K
5k/1k Fun Run/Walk Presented by Family Services, Inc. & The Montgomery Village Rotary Club Foundation
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: Montgomery Village Shopping Center in Gaithersburg, MD
Time: 1k Fun Run/Walk @ 8:30 AM, 5k Race @ 9:00 AM
Proceeds from the race will benefit Family Services, Inc. and The Montgomery Village Rotary Club Foundation. The Halloween Hustle 5k/1k Fun Run will take place on Saturday, October 25th 2014 at 8:30 a.m. The Challenge Yourself 5k event is held on a FUN yet challenging course that will take you along the ghostly trails of Watkins Mill Road. The 1k Fun Run is a spooky mini trail for all ages. Parents are invited to push their little gremlins along the course in strollers (please no scooters or skateboards). Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
Immediately following the race, runners and spectators alike are invited to partake in a special “I Survived the Halloween Hustle” awards ceremony and festivities. This includes trick-or-treating at all vendor tables, a moon bounce, music, and much more. Stay tuned for more hair raising details about the race, IF YOU DARE!
For more information, visit http://www.fs-inc.org.
Challenge Yourself 5k:
$25 until September 16
$30 from September 17 until October 24
$35 on race day
1k Fun Run & Walk:
$10 on all dates
Sponsor a Runner:
Make a donation of any denomination to sponsor a participant of Family Services, Inc. who would like to participate but cannot afford to. All donations are tax deductible.
The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.
The 5k will start and end on Watkins Mill Road near the Global Food store. The course is a simple out-and-back with rolling terrain on paved surfaces. Pets, roller skates, and other wheeled devices (with the exception of jogging strollers) are not allowed on the course for the 5k.
Top 3 overall male and female finishers
Best Adult Individual Costume, Best Children’s Individual Costume, and Best Family/Group Costume
All children will receive a ribbon at the finish!
A special commemorative gift will be given to the first 500 registrants. Water will be available at the halfway point of the 5k course, and course marshals will direct racers at major turns.
Packet Pick Up:
Pre-Race packet pickup will be available. Dates, times, and locations are TBD. Packets will also be available for pick up on race day from 7 AM – 8:15 AM at the start/finish line.
Montgomery Village Shopping Center
19227 Watkins Mill Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Family Services, Inc.
From newborns to adults, Family Services, Inc. (FSI), an affiliate of the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Foundation, provides high-quality services to foster health and well-being in the home, school and community. Founded in 1908, FSI serves over 25,000 of the most vulnerable residents and operates over 32 programs throughout Montgomery, Prince George’s and Baltimore Counties. FSI provides a wide array of programs and services which address Integrated Health and Behavioral Health; Children, Youth and Families; Victim and Domestic Violence and Community Support Services. With a staff of over 350 from 50 countries who speak 42 languages, FSI continues to be at the forefront in the development, collaboration and delivery of services that meet the needs of our culturally diverse and evolving communities.
The Montgomery Village Rotary Club
The Montgomery Village Rotary Club has been actively assisting the community since 1982. If you are not familiar with Rotary, it is an organization that not only promotes “Service Above Self” but implements it, as well. The Montgomery Village Rotary has multiple ongoing projects and programs. The Club has a special focus on programs that promote the welfare of children and students. We also actively assist organizations that support individuals and families in need. Part of an international campaign, we are involved in Polio Plus, eradicating polio world-wide and have recently been the force behind the Basra project, providing prosthetics to amputees in war torn Iraq. The Club’s membership consists of a wide variety of professionals. The most important attribute that our members possess is a willingness to donate a small amount of time to make better, the lives of those less fortunate.