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Race, Walk & Fun Run
Saturday September 2nd, 2023
The 5k Race and Fun Run is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event, is the largest 5K road race in Montgomery County and draws more than 1300 participants and 4000 attendees to the area. The run is combined with a Merchant Expo, family activities, music, and other festivities. In keeping with our philanthropic mission, a significant portion of the proceeds raised is donated to worthwhile programs within Montgomery County including the Dolores C. Swoyer Scholarship Fund which provides sponsorship for low-income families’ children to attend the city led summer camp, The Dwelling Place which combats homelessness in our area, Mercy Health Clinic which provides medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured, and Maryland Senior Olympics. Sponsorships are available at various levels.
With over 3000 participants, the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K has grown into one of the premier running events in the DC area. The Kentlands and Lakelands with their neo-traditional architectural style make a perfect backdrop for the race.
The 29th Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run, Walk and Kid’s Fun Runs, and virtual race.. The 5K course winds through the beautiful 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). Enjoy our newly updated post-race Merchant’s Expo area while meeting with your friends and family! The 5k is a qualifying race for the 2023 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Live entertainment 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 new Kids area for a fun time after their event.
Please support our charities by signing up and also hitting the donate button. Our 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.
The Kentlands/Lakelands 5K is a charitable race. Each year the race donates to area charities. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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