“Georgetown Dash” to Benefit Girls on the Run! Come Out and Play on 6/21!
Come Out and Play, Scavenge and Win at Georgetown, DC’s Summer Play Date, the “Georgetown Dash” on Thursday, June 21
Georgetown BID hosts competition with challenges, clues and prizes from active neighborhood merchants to benefit Girls on the Run DC
Washington, DC (June 4, 2012) - Georgetown, DC is inviting Washingtonians to come play and get active for a cause. On Thursday, June 21 from 6-9 p.m. the fitness-minded neighborhood will serve as an outdoor playground for “The Georgetown Dash,” an exciting scavenger hunt-style event benefiting Girls on the Run DC (GOTR DC), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to character development for young girls. Teams ofWashingtonians will run, hunt for clues and complete fun challenges for a chance to win incredible prizes from some of Georgetown’s top merchants. The lively evening will also feature refreshments, music, discount shopping at selectGeorgetown businesses and a finish line party at Mr. Smith’s for all participants.
City Sports Georgetown will host the starting line, where participants will receive their race shirts, fuel up with refreshments, enjoy a live DJ and get their race bags, filled with free gifts and discounts from Georgetown stores.
The race will start at 7 p.m., when teams of four will work to track down clues at Georgetown businesses, each leading them to different destinations where they must complete either physical or mental challenges to secure the next clue and reach the next destination. Teams will collect “stars” at each location, and the team that gets the most stars, in the least amount of time, will win a grand prize package valued at over $2,000 including a one-month gym membership, two weeks of group training, and gift cards to Georgetown stores including The North Face, Sports Zone, and Athleta.
Competitors will end up at the finish line-party at Mr. Smith’s on M Street where winners will be announced and prize packages will be distributed. From 8 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy $3.25 bottles of their “Beer of the Month”, $3 Stella Artois bottles, $3 wings & $3 nachos.
Participating teams of four may register for “The Georgetown Dash” at: http://georgetowndash.eventbrite.com for $100 per team. Individuals may also sign up to be placed on a team for $25 per person. Teams must be registered online by Monday, June 18.
Georgetown offers more than 20 fitness-focused merchants throughout the neighborhood including gyms, fitness retailers, and more. These health-minded merchants combined with the neighborhood’s many trails and outdoor recreation options make Georgetown a popular active destination in the city.
Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID)
Girls on the Run DC
City Sports Georgetown
Thursday, June 21
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Race: 7-8 p.m.
After-party: 8-9 p.m.
Check in: City Sports Georgetown
3338 M Street, NW
Finish Line/After-Party: Mr. Smith’s
3104 M Street, NW
About the Georgetown Business Improvement District
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown. Established in 1999 by its property owners and merchants, the Georgetown BID has more than 1,000 members. The organization is located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C and sets a standard of excellence in preserving historic charm while meeting contemporary needs. From marketing and special events, to transportation and streetscape, the Georgetown BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown. For more information please visit georgetowndc.com. Also connect with Georgetown on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GeorgetownDC, Facebook:www.facebook.com/OfficialGeorgetownDC, YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GeorgetownDCTVand Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/georgetowndc.
About Girls on the Run DC
Girls on the Run® is a nationwide program that recognizes that every girl is special, that every girl is strong, and that every girl is a winner. It’s about running, but it also teaches girls in grades 3 through 8 about health, friendship, body image, self-esteem, and community service. The 12-week character -building program of experiential learning through running teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The program culminates in a non-competitive 5K race event which gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. For more information, please visit www.gotrdc.org.
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