Date: Every Saturday starting 3/18 Time: 9am Place: Runs leave from Summit to Soul (727 8th St. SE)
Runners of all abilities are welcome. The program also offers a running schedule for members’ independent runs during the week. Runners should be prepared to run 2.0 miles at the first meeting and the 10K Training Program will not have a walking pace group.
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon takes place on Saturday, March 11th. About 24,000 runners are expected to take the streets of DC for the 6th annual marathon, half marathon and 5K events.
Click here for a list and map of road closures that will take place in Capitol Hill. Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 6:30 am and 3:00 pm. The race begins at 7:00 am, and streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route.
Celebrate the blossoms in style at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s signature Pink Tie Party fundraiser presented by ANA on Thursday, March 16 from 7 – 11 PM hosted by Trade Center Management Associates at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Guests will have the chance to see and feel what a trans-pacific flight is like at the ANA Business Class Cabin Experience, design their very own Tesla at the “Design Your Ride” station, get picture-ready with a makeup touch-up by GLAMSQUAD, make their own chocolate bark with Chouquette Chocolates and Confections, take a breathtaking video in a 360 degree video booth sponsored by ANA, and much more.
The evening will also feature custom creations by local designer Mindy Lam, including unique cherry blossom jewelry and a full length gown made entirely with Lam’s signature metal lace and over 100,000 Swarvoski crystals. Attendees will have the first chance to take home components of the showpiece through the silent auction.
Enhanced Experience guests will have exclusive access from 6 – 7 PM to a not-to-be-missed ramen tasting with the Taste of Japan’s award-winning chefs of The Daikaya Group (Daikaya, Haikan, Bantam King). This pre-Party reception will also feature specialty beverages, a raffle, and a fashionable give-away provided by Pandora Jewelry.
The spectacular silent auction contributes to fundraising efforts, including a pair of tickets on ANA, an exclusive tour of the Tesla Factory, as well as unique dining, concert, sporting, and theater experiences. Proceeds benefit the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and help keep programming primarily free and open to the public.
Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jump-start your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the 'big top' applause you deserve.
All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements. The workshop will take place 6:00pm-7:30pm on Friday, March 17 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE, and is open to all experience levels.
Payment is donation-based, with a minimum of $5; all proceeds will go to CHAW’s tuition assistance program. For more information, visit www.chaw.org, or call (202) 547-6839.