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Second Annual Springfield 15K / 5K Set for June 4

Second Annual Springfield 15K / 5K Set for June 4

The 2nd annual running of the Springfield 15K / 5K race will be held the morning of Saturday, June 4 in conjunction with the Springfield Days Festival.

For more than 20 years, Springfield Days weekend has been an annual community celebration of all that Springfield has to offer. Now this weekend also means a highlight on the racing calendar for area runners.

Mark Russell, co-owner of Metro Run & Walk, a Platinum Sponsor, is returning as race director. He envisions a growing signature event, “We think this race should be on every runner’s calendar because it combines so many great aspects: a terrific course, a stadium track finish, substantial community involvement, and a great charitable cause. Last year’s inaugural race drew 500 runners and walkers and raised more than $8,000 for local recreation and fitness programs for underserved youth. We could push 1,000 runners this year.”

Bike and Roll this Weekend for Peak Bloom

Bike and Roll this Weekend for Peak Bloom

From Visit Alexandria:

Come and bike the sea of pink and white blossoms that surround the Potomac Tidal Basin to East Potomac Park and beyond. Celebrate the arrival of spring on two wheels and witness the natural beauty of our Nation’s Capital at its peak. Blossoms by Bike River Ride will take you along the scenic Mount Vernon Trail where you will view the beauty of the blossoms from across the Potomac River. The ride will then continue into DC and around the Tidal Basin before heading back to Alexandria. There is also the option of ending in DC and dropping your bike at our Downtown DC location. Blossoms by Bike River Ride is a moderate level ride and is recommended for those 13 years or above. Reservations are strongly recommended. 

Editors note: Be sure to bring your camera to snap some photos and send them to neighborhoods@wusa9.com to make our photo gallery! 

 

 

The Wizards Viewing Parties Continue in Northern Virginia

The Wizards Viewing Parties Continue in Northern Virginia

From Monumental Sports:

As the second half of the NBA season winds down, Ramparts Tavern and Buffalo Wild Wings will host viewing parties on Friday, March 18 when the Washington Wizards take on the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. Tipoff is at 7:00pm. Ramparts Tavern will host a viewing party from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with happy hour specials, including $3.00 Bud Light draft. Buffalo Wild Wings will host a viewing party from 9:00pm to close where fans will enjoy $3.00 on select appetizers.

 

Get Paid To Play This Summer at Rec-PAC

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Are you looking for a fun and exciting summer job?  The Fairfax County Park Authority Rec-PAC program is looking to hire its 2011 summer staff.   Rec-PAC will feature 50 summer camp sites in Fairfax County public schools, with locations throughout the community.  There’s a good chance one of those sites is in your neighborhood. 

 

Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament February 24 through February 26

Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament February 24 through February 26

From Linda Stratton:

Join St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School for the 55th Annual Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament - The local tradition that matches eight independent school teams for three days of exciting high school basketball! Coach Albert L. “Sleepy” Thompson, Jr. started the tournament to bring together independent schools at the close of the season for competitive basketball in a friendly environment to foster an atmosphere of sportsmanship and camaraderie ~ one that’s lasted for 55 years!

Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

CIVIL WAR PERIOD BASEBALL GAME TO BE HELD in MANASSAS in JULY
Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

RainedOut Wins Soccer Product of the Year Award

RainedOut Wins Soccer Product of the Year Award

LEESBURG, VA -- Omnilert®, LLC, maker of RainedOut™, the leading provider of event and group communication services, announced today that RainedOut has won the 2011 Soccer Product of the Year Award for Best Web Application. The 2011 SPY Awards, hosted by TopDrawerSoccer.com, recognized all the best products and services that make up the soccer scene. RainedOut was announced the winner during the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) annual convention in Baltimore last week. RainedOut is a FREE+ text message alerting service used by soccer clubs and leagues across America.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a soccer product of the year," said Ara Bagdasarian, CEO of Omnilert. "We are excited about 2011 and the introduction of our sponsor-based fundraising model – so leagues not only have the best communication system, but they can also raise funds with every message sent."