Race Description

Race to the Rock is a short but hilly 2.4 mile fun-run for both serious runners and family enjoyment.  This year's race is generously sponsored by Cheval Bethesda along with other local businesses, and proceeds support benefit Jevaia Foundation (www.jevaia.org). Race winners will land gift certificates from local business, and non-racers can spice things up with costumes, accessories, and all modes of non-motorized transportation (bikes, skateboards, scooters, and strollers for little ones). Just want to hang out without running, or have kids of different ages? That's why we have the Wall of Creativity, henna painting, a silent auction full of cool stuff from local vendors, and delicious food. Enjoy Thanksgiving morning outside with neighbors whether you're running, walking, rolling, crawling, or cheering for others. 

Adult Run: 2.4 Miles
Youth Run (Ages 12 and Under): .6 Miles

*IMPORTANT*...Contests with *PRIZES!!*:

1) Racing in the most creative costume

2) Racing with an item that would have been useful on the Mayflower,

3) And course, to the fastest runners win prizes too...

Event Schedule: 
8am – Registration and Opening of Silent Auction 
8:30 – Check-in for pre-registered runners
9:00 – Race Kick Off
9:45-10:15 – Silent Auction, Refreshments & Award Ceremony 
10:30 – Closing Ceremony & Raffle Drawing

Kids, We Need You! 
A Race to the Rock tradition: Kids of all ages are invited to a pre-race Pizza Party in Greenwich Forest Sunday prior to the event to create signs honoring local businesses that are sponsoring this event. To help out, contact Laura@jevaia.org. 

Out of Town?
We'd be so grateful for your support during our annual campaign. Tax-deductible contributions can be made at www.jevaia.org.


Race to the Rock Reviews 4.9 - 6 reviews

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Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
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Neighbor

This is a wonderful way to begin Thanksgiving Day....you can walk, jog, run, eat bagels and other delicious food, and shop at the silent auction. It's great fun for all ages, and the spirit of community and the holiday. And benefits a terrific, non-profit doing important health work in rural Nepal!

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4.5/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2017 Race Review
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Fun Event

We have participated in Race to the Rock ever since its inception. We love starting out our Thanksgiving holiday this way, supporting important work in Nepal through Jevaia.

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2017 Race Review
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Awesome Family Event

This event is so much fun for our family to participate in on Thanksgiving morning. Looking forward to being a part of it again this year.

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2016 Race Review
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A Thanksgiving Day Tradition

I have participated in this race the last 5 years on Thanksgiving morning. This has become part of my Thanksgiving day tradition and I look forward to it each year. The event is well organized and thoughtfully designed.

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Contact Information

Name:
Laura Spero
Email:
laura@jevaia.org
Website:
 

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Neighbor

This is a wonderful way to begin Thanksgiving Day....you can walk, jog, run, eat bagels and other delicious food, and shop at the silent auction. It's great fun for all ages, and the spirit of community and the holiday. And benefits a terrific, non-profit doing important health work in rural Nepal!

Elizabeth T.

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  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of November 22nd, Bethesda, MD can expect temperatures between 32℉ and 52℉ with humidity around 68% and precipitation of 0.12".
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