Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Broccoli City Festival. Well they’re more than just a festival! Broccoli City is a non-profit organization committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities. The organization has partnered with Nike, Inc., and announced that registration for the annual Broccoli City 5K Race and Fitness Day is now open. The annual event, now in its sixth year, will take place rain or shine on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Anacostia Park. Advanced registration is $15, and available online through April 13, 2018.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Broccoli City Foundation and its year-round programming. On-site registration is available and packet pickup will begin at 8:00am with the race beginning promptly at 9:30am at the Anacostia Skate Pavilion. Participants will run/walk the closed course along the scenic Anacostia River returning to the finish line at Anacostia Skate Pavilion. The event will conclude with post-race refreshments, entertainment, a cool down with Spiked Spin and giveaways from Nike. In an effort to shift the culture towards health and wellness, the 5K and Fitness Day is a celebration of fitness and physical health for all ages and levels. Whether you want to run, walk or just cheer others on, this will be an event for all to feel welcome!
This year, Broccoli City will partner with Nike Running and their Choose Go campaign to help support and expand the ability to get the neighbors living in the District to move. “Nike Running has been an invaluable partner to our organization. We share a commitment to improving the outcomes in our communities and are looking forward to continuing to work together to empower people to live healthier lives.” said Brandon McEachern, Founder of Broccoli City.
For more information, or to register for the Broccoli City 5K and Fitness Day, visit BCFestival.com