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12th Annual RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K
“As We Run, We Become”: 2019’s RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K Set for September 29
The 12th annual RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K will take off in Alexandria, Virginia on September 29, 2019. This 5K event has become a community tradition, with all proceeds benefitting select Alexandria nonprofit organizations.
This year, RUN! GEEK! RUN! will benefit National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind. For over 80 years, NIB and its nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies have supported and sustained the economic independence of Americans who are blind. NIB provides thousands of U.S.-based job opportunities for people who are blind, including many of our nation’s veterans experiencing visual impairment or other disabilities through its Veteran Employment Support Program. NIB was established in 1938 and has called Alexandria home for more than 20 years. In November 2018, NIB moved into its new headquarters building in Potomac Yard, along the racecourse.
“We are thrilled to be selected as the beneficiary for the 2019 RUN! GEEK! RUN! event,” said NIB President and CEO Kevin Lynch. “Support from neighbors like RUN! GEEK! RUN! allows us to continue to deliver high-quality employment, training, and other services for people who are blind.”
Online registration for RUN! GEEK! RUN! is now open. Participants can also join the official RUN! GEEK! RUN! mascot team, Team Eugene! As world champion runner Paul Tergat once put it, “Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes.’”
The 5K race is a USATF-certified course, beginning and ending at the south end of Alexandria’s Main Line Boulevard. Awards are handed out to the top three male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in 5-year age group categories. The top three Corporate and Community Teams also receive awards.
Co-sponsors for this 5K run are, once again, Ironistic and Hudson Studio. Ironistic and Hudson Studio are Alexandria-based firms that have long been involved with RUN! GEEK! RUN! and share a deep commitment to supporting their community whenever and wherever they can.
Other RUN! GEEK! RUN! sponsors include HudsonLake, TD Bank, Axis, Kinneman Insurance, Metis Six, National Media, Royal Jester Apparel, Welke USA, and W2 Communications.
About RUN! GEEK! RUN!
RUN! GEEK! RUN! (https://rungeekrun.com) is an annual 5K race taking place in Alexandria, VA for the past 11 years. This event is open to individuals and teams and welcomes sponsors – all in support of a great cause.
Every year RUN! GEEK! RUN! selects a local nonprofit organization to which all proceeds from the race are donated. This year’s recipient is National Industries for the Blind(NIB), an organization instrumental in ensuring Americans who are blind can find gainful employment opportunities across many industries. Past beneficiaries of RUN! GEEK! RUN! include the Alexandria Seaport Foundation and the Alexandria Firefighters Helping Hands Relief Foundation. Contact RUN! GEEK! RUN! via our website: https://rungeekrun.com/contact-us/.
Ironistic (http://www.ironistic.com) is a full-service, online development, and marketing firm. With decades of industry experience under its belt, Ironistic delivers innovative website development services and effective marketing solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. From small brochure websites to custom portals, Ironistic services include strategy and consulting, website/app design and development, online marketing and search engine optimization, and web hosting and maintenance. Contact Ironistic via their website or by calling (703) 829-0809.
About Hudson Studio
Hudson Studio (https://hudsonstudio.com) is an award-winning design and visual communications firm based in Alexandria, VA. With over two decades of design experience, they specialize in delivering something unique and effective for every client. Their goal is not only a great, finished product but a great experience and great results. Past clients include Alaska Airlines, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Toyota Financial Services, and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. Contact Hudson Studio via their website or by calling 703-837-9094.
About National Industries for the Blind
Since 1938, NIB has focused on enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining, and improving employment. NIB and its network of associated nonprofit agencies are the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind through the manufacture and provision of SKILCRAFT® and other products and services of the AbilityOneTM Program. For more information about NIB, visit NIB.org.
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