Annual Kenya Connect 5K Race Series

JOIN US FOR THE 2024 KC5K…. Our 10th Anniversary Race! Once again it will be a LIVE and Virtual Race.  The race will be held on Saturday, March 23 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, March 23 until 1:00pm on Sunday, March 24.  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+

In addition, this year we are inviting pets to participate (MUST BE LEASHED FOR LIVE RACE) and they will receive a bandana.

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.  Each member of the largest team will be honored in a special way. 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:  a white long-sleeved 10 year anniversary shirt or a knit beanie and a bandana for pets or people.  Participants must register by February 28 in order to be guaranteed a premium.

Registration cost is  $40 until February 20.  The price will increase on March 1 to $45.   Participants 18 and under race cost is $25. Pets are $10.

SIGN UP HERE!

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Results from 2023

Congratulations to Lindsey’s Village, the 2023 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

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Virtual Results 2022

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