Annual Kenya Connect 5K Race Series

JOIN US FOR THE 2023 KC5K! Once again it will be a LIVE and Virtual Race.  The race will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 9:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Ellicott City, Maryland, USA.

The LIVE Race will start from St. John’s Episcopal Church and run through the beautiful Dunloggin Neighborhood.  Participants can run or walk and strollers are welcome!  The Top three runners/walkers in all age categories will win a hand-carved medallion from Wamunyu, Kenya and the top male/female overall will win a hand carved medallion and runner gift cards ($100 for first place and $50 for 2nd and 3rd place). The race categories are 5-12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Virtual Runners will be invited to participate anytime between  9:00 am on Saturday, April 1 until 1:00pm on Sunday, April 2.  Prizes will be awarded for the top three places overall male/female and the top winner male/female in the 5-11, 11-17, 18-30, 31-50, 51-70, 70+

We also have prizes for the largest team (perhaps your family, college group, HS group, workplace) and the top overall fundraiser (it could be a team or individual).  Any team raising $1,000 will get to choose the spine of a book to be painted on a step of the new LRC ANNEX, opening in February.  Each member of the largest team will be honored by having a tree planted in their honor and the grove of trees will be named for the team. Fundraising teams are a special way to support the 18,000 students and 500 teachers to an empowered education.

Runners can choose between two premiums:  an ORANGE Tech shirt or clear plastic Kenya Connect Cinch bag.  Participants must register by March 1  in order to be guaranteed a premium.

Registration cost is  $35 until February 28.  The price will increase on March 1 to $45.   Participants 18 and under race cost is $25.



Results from 2022

Congratulations to Lindsey’s Village, the 2022 winner of the largest team with 55 participants!  A Kenyan authored and published book will be added to the LRC Library with a dedication for each runner and a “Charlotte’s Web” step was installed at the Library Learning Center.  Lindsey’s Village team were also the largest fundraisers.  However, Team British Columbia, Jackie’s Family and Friends, Dorothy’s Friends, and Cindy Dyer Family and Friends had excellent showings!

KC5K2021 Awards


Virtual Results 2022