Run For A Better Life 5K

Sunday October 22nd, 2023

Washington, DC

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Run Hope Work is excited to host our annual Run For A Better Life 5K on October 22nd at 8:00am. Racers will take on the fast, flat, out-and-back course in Anacostia Park starting at the Roller Skating Pavilion. 

Run Hope Work, founded in 2015, is a DC nonprofit that helps local young adults take control of their futures through a holistic program that includes running, meditation/mindfulness, and workforce training in various trades, including construction and IT. 

Our annual 5k raises awareness about our mission and funds to support our program.  Entry fees and donations allow Run Hope Work to get more DC youth off the streets, acquire skills, and earn long-term employment. Ultimately, we're helping empower our community  to end the cycle of poverty and violence. 

This year's race is dedicated to Run Hope Work's founder, Jose Ortiz, who died in a bike accident in April of this year. Run Hope Work is the manifestation of Jose's formula for self and community transformation. Jose overcame homelessness, poverty, and addiction to become a beloved entrepreneur, husband, father, and athlete. He was a mentor to Run Hope Work participants as well an inspiration to friends, colleagues and his family. Our annual 5k race was one of Jose's favorite activities; we will miss his infectious smile and enthusiastic presence this year, but we honor his legacy by continuing our work to support DC's youth. 

Please join us! Let's all Run for a Better Life.

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Start Location

Anacostia Park Roller Skating, Washington, DC

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