- Date: September 29, 2018
- Time: 8:45 a. m.
- Address: 4940 Canal Rd NW, 20007 Washington, DC
We are holding this event to honour Nelson Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth. parkrun DC has graciously offered to co-host the event and will partner with the Embassy and the Comrades Marathon to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
The guest of honour will be Bruce Fordyce, the nine-time winner of the Comrades Marathon and Director of parkrun South Africa, which since 2011 has seen 600,000 South Africans of all backgrounds complete 6 million 5Ks.
The run-walk will start promptly at 9:15 a.m. and special edition finishers medals will be presented to all participants. Due to heavy traffic congestion at the entrance, guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.
There is no cost for this event; however, attendees may instead consider making a charitable donation to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/MandelasLastWish
All runners/walkers should please register for the Fletcher’s Cove parkrun at: https://www.parkrun.us/register/\ and then RSVP no later than September 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the number of people in your party (Runner/walkers and spectators).
For more details on Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, click here: http://www.parkrun.us/fletcherscove/. Only participants with the parkrun registration barcode will be eligible to participate and due to limited spaces a RSVP is a requirement.
Embassy of South Africa