Sep 16 2017
1500 Anacostia Drive, SE,
The Gaza 5K is an annual walk/run hosted by UNRWA USA.
This event raises funds for the UNRWA Community Mental Health Programme (CMHP) to support thousands of refugee children in Gaza affected by PTSD and other psychological trauma.
When and where is the DC race being held? Where do I park?
Saturday, September 16, 2017
7:00 am – Packet pickup opens
7:45 am – Program begins
8:00 am – Race begins
9:00 am – Closing Ceremony
Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
1500 Anacostia Drive, SE
Washington DC 20020
Put Anacostia Park Roller Skating Pavilion in your GPS to take you right to the parking lot! There is ample free parking in the lot, but you must park by 7:30 am because the road will close after that.
What is the Gaza 5K walk/run?
The Gaza 5K walk/run is a fun family-friendly event with the aim of bringing members of the American community together to show solidarity with those suffering in Gaza. The event attracts people of all ages, runners, walkers and those passionate about Gaza.
What does the 5K support?
Proceeds from the Gaza 5K fund UNRWA’s Community Mental Health Programme (CMHP) to help empower vulnerable refugees in Gaza, especially children, to better cope with the extreme challenges they face on a daily basis. Through the program, UNRWA provides school counseling, group sessions, and even at home counseling for those in need who are unable to travel. Learn more here.