Walking & Running Forward for Research
Mark your calendars now to connect with other MHRI and MedStar associates by participating in one of these upcoming events to support the health of our communities.
Race to Beat Cancer
Saturday, September 14
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, is proud to host the 39th annual Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, Race to Beat Cancer 5K. This charitable event is one of the premier 5K races in Washington, DC. All of the proceeds from this event are donated to the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and cancer research.
Money raised from last year’s race helped fund these research projects:
- An algorithm for physicians to better follow cancer survivors, with the goal of both predicting and preventing cardiac complications after cancer treatment
- Evaluating markers in the blood that could predict the development of secondary cancers, coronary artery disease, and dementia in cancer survivors
- Improving supportive care in preventing hair loss in black women undergoing chemotherapy
- Supporting other ongoing clinical trials in early-stage breast cancer, advanced colorectal cancer, advanced prostate cancer, and early stage bladder cancer
Race packet pick-up will ONLY be Friday, September 13, 2019 from 1PM - 7PM at Pacers Running 14th St and from 1PM - 7PM at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC located at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
Check-In: 7:00 am
Starts: 8:00 am
Length of Walk/Run: 5K
To learn more and register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/DC/Washington/RacetoBeatCancer5K
2019 Step Out: Washington, DC
Saturday, September 21
Participating in the Step Out Walk is an experience you will never forget. You will be joining your community members along the beautiful route who share your passion to fight diabetes. You will be helping people in your own community who live with this disease every day. Bring your friends, family, and co-workers to walk with thousands of people from across the country and help us change the future of diabetes. This walk is hosted by the American Diabetes Association.
The MedStar Diabetes Institute has formed a walk team which can be joined here.
Where: Washington Monument Grounds, Washington, DC
Check-In: 8:00 am
Event starts: 9:30 am
Learn more about the walk here.
Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel
Sunday, September 22
Help support the Adaptive Sports Programs at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and participate in the Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel in Tysons Corner, VA. This race is open to all able-bodied and disabled athletes who can run, walk or roll through the course. All proceeds benefit Adaptive Sports Programs at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, which helps children and adults with physical disabilities to pursue healthy, active lifestyles through recreational and competitive sports.
Where: Tysons Sport & Health
Check-In: 7:00 am
Event starts: 9:00 am
Length of Walk: 5K
Learn more and register at SuperH5K.com.
2019 Step Out: Baltimore, MD
Sunday, October 6
The Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes gives everyone in our community a chance to gather together to raise funds for diabetes research, advocacy, and education. Dollars raised through Step Out help to support those affected by diabetes in Maryland, and beyond. When you register for the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, you become a part of the American Diabetes Association’s team. Joining you will be thousands of participants from around the country who come together and directly impact the lives of people facing the daily challenges of diabetes. This walk is hosted by the American Diabetes Association.
Where: Canton Waterfront, Baltimore, MD
Event starts: TBD
Length of Walk 3.15 mile walk
Learn more here.
2019 Greater Washington Heart Walk
Saturday, November 2
Hosted by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, this event includes 1- and 3-mile routes. Join walkers from across our community as they step out to have fun, get inspired and support a meaningful cause.
Where: The National Mall, Washington, DC
Check-In: 8:30 am
Event starts: 10:00 am
Length of Walk: 1-mile or 3-mile walk
Learn more on the website.