Bright Beginnings 5K Race

In order to protect the health and safety of our members, volunteers, runners, and community, the Bright Beginnings 2020 Annual 5K has been cancelled in light of the developments surrounding COVID-19.

Your 5K registration fee will be automatically donated directly to Bright Beginnings and requires no action on your part. Your donation will support a local nonprofit that provides free early childhood education and wraparound services for homeless children and their families in DC. Participants who donate their registration fee will be entered in a virtual drawing for various prizes, including a free two-night stay at the Mayflower Hotel in DC. Winners will be notified via email by Friday, April 3, 2020. Additionally, race T-shirts will also be available for pick-up (see guidance below). JLW Members: Membership Credits will be honored for those who choose to donate their registration fee.

If you choose to opt out of donating your registration fee and would like to request a refund, please contact Bright Beginnings DC directly with the following information below by Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Please note that any refunded registrations will not include a race T-shirt and will not be entered in the virtual drawing.

Tel: (202) 842-9090

What is Bright Beginnings?

Bright Beginnings is a nationally accredited child and family development center that provides education and family-stabilizing services to over 150 homeless infants, toddlers, and preschoolers every day. Bright Beginnings’ safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate childcare allows its students to reach important childhood milestones and helps lift their parents out of homelessness.

JLW founded Bright Beginnings in 1990 and is dedicated to helping Bright Beginnings help more homeless children and their families.