The 30th Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run, Walk, and Kid’s Fun Runs, as well as a virtual race component, will take place on Saturday, September 2nd from noon until 2pm. The 5K course winds through the Lakelands and Kentlands neighborhoods before heading down Main Street to the finish line. Every 5K registration comes with a Dri-Fit crew neck race shirt (men’s, women’s, and kid’s sizes available). The post-race celebration will feature a Merchant’s Expo area.
Per the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K website: Live entertainment will be featured on the course – local bands set up along the course to delight participants and spectators alike, making what is already a spirited and fun event even livelier. The event finishes with the awards ceremony, team awards (lots of family options), and raffle items donated by local merchants. Cash prizes for the top three male and female finishers.
Kids run includes two distances – 200 and 500 meters! Cotton t-shirt, designed by a local child resident, with each Fun Run registration and a Kids area for a fun time after their event.
Various charities will be supported by sugn-ups and donations. Charities include the City of Gaithersburg Dolores Swoyer Camp Scholarship Fund, The Dwelling Place, Mercy Health Clinic, Maryland Senior Olympics, Kentlands Community Foundation, and a scholarship fund for art classes at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn.
Featured photo courtesy of the Kentlands Community Foundation
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