Race Info

Use your love of running to help a mother, a child, a family — live a better life. Run the 5k or the 1 Mile and you’ll provide monetary aid to Project Haiti and GHATES (Global Haitian Advancement Through Education & Sports).

It’s that easy.

WHERE: The Run for Haiti 5k starts and finishes on the South Lakes High School track:

11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191

WHEN: Saturday, March 22, 2014

5k: 9 am;  One mile fun run/walk: 9:50 am

SWAG: All pre-registered runners will receive a Run with Haiti 5k Nike Dri-Fit short-sleeve T-shirt.

COLLECTIBLE PIN: The first 800 runners to arrive at packet pickup will receive a Run with Haiti 5k pin – as a constant reminder of your achievement! =PR= Race Series lanyards will be available for purchase ($3.00) so you can begin (or add to) your =PR= Race Series pin collection!

BENEFICIARIES: Project Haiti, focuses on multiple projects to help Haitian communities, including children education, women’s network, and health entrepreneurship. Ghates, or Global Haitian Advancement Through Education and Sports, provides an opportunity for kids in Haiti on excelling in a variety of sports.

STROLLER FRIENDLY: This race is stroller friendly (including the fun run, too).

HONORARY GUESTS: We are honored to have Ambassador Paul Altidor from the Haitian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Before taking office, Ambassador Altidor has worked for the World Bank and was Vice President at the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund in Washington, D.C. 2012 Haitian Olympic finalist triple jumper Samyr Laine and national record holder/Olympian from Trinidad and Tobago Ayanna Alexander will be in attendance. Laine is currently ranked number seven in the world and has competed in six World championships. Alexander is a local resident who attended McClean High school. She earned a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games that was held Delhi, India. Bershawn Jackson, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2005 World Champion in the 400 meter hurdles, will be the honorary starter for the race.

AWARDS: There will be awards to the top 3 overall male and female finishers in the 5k, including authentic Haitian artwork! There will also be awards to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups in the 5k:  14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 & over.

RESULTS: This race will be timed by Commonwealth Race Management and will be electronically timed using the ChronoTrack B disposable tag system. Results will be available immediately after the race and will be posted on www.prraces.com and on our =PR= Race Series Facebook page.

PHOTOS: FREE high resolution race photos will be available  for download from the Potomac River Running Flickr page. Keep an eye out for our on course/finish line photographer and be prepared to strike a pose! We will send an email notifying you when the pictures are ready to be shared.

*Please note: You must pick up your packet (including collectible pins) at one of the designated times. Packets will not be mailed or reserved for a participant after the race. In addition, awards must be claimed within two weeks of the conclusion of a race.

In response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, Potomac River Running organized the Run for Haiti 5k and Fun Run. Today, Haiti has made profound strides in recovering from the unprecedented disaster and we want to continue providing aid to victims. This race was founded by Moise Joseph, a valuable member of the Potomac River Running staff. Moise was a 12-time All-American while at the University of Florida, competed for Haiti in the Athens 2004 and London 2012 Olympic Games, and has been a member of four World Championship teams. Please join us in celebrating Haiti’s progress and the opportunity to continue supporting those still in need.