Marty Swaim, Challenging Racism founder, stands with Jennifer Medina of Prosperity Now and others to hand out prizes at the race’s end.
Photo by Eden Brown.
There weren’t a lot of runners on Saturday, but It was a feel-good, hometown race. Held at the Bluemont Junction Park train stop, and featuring snacks by local favorites like Joe’s Pizza.and Detour Coffee, one of the race’s supporters, the event also had a jazz band cranking out tunes at the finish line, and a raffle for a basket of books from One More Page Books.
Prosperity Now and VADEMS Arlington were major supporters of the event, along with Etz Hayim Congregation, OAR, Encore Stage and Studio, and the Athlete Development Center of Falls Church, among others. It was a family affair, with children in strollers and backpacks, and several grandparents.