Posted by: Jamie Kutchman Wynne
Big news, friends! The Quincy Conner Foundation now has its very own blog! And perfect timing, too. With just under eight weeks until the 4th Annual 5K for Quincy & Fun Run, we’ll have plenty of updates and interesting content coming your way! We’ll be recapping past events, spotlighting sponsors and donors, catching up with past scholarship recipients, and pulling at your heartstrings as we recount the “Why” behind starting the Foundation several years ago. As an added bonus, we’ll have tips on preparing for a 5K even if you’ve never run before!
With all this 5K talk, I’m excited to announce that registration is officially open for this year’s Annual 5K for Quincy & Fun Run!!!! The event is an incredible day of fun, friends, and community as we celebrate the life of Quincy and help create a legacy in his honor.
Join the Foundation on Saturday, September 26th for the 4th Annual 5K for Quincy and Fun Run at Lake Ridge Middle School, 12350 Mohican Rd Woodbridge, Virginia. The 5K and Fun Run will start at 8:30 am and will be followed by post-race snacks. We will have awards for the top male and female finishers overall, awards for age category winners, a live DJ at the starting line, t-shirts to all registered runners, and food and fun for all.
• $30 up until August 26
• $35 through September 25 (if you wish to register on September 25, you will need to do that in person at VA Runner)
• $40 on Race Day.
Friday, September 25, 4:00-7:00 pm
• VA Runner, 14210 Smoketown RoadWoodbridge, VA 22192
Saturday, September 26, 7:15-8:15 am
• Lake Ridge Middle School, 12350 Mohican RoadLake Ridge, VA 22192
Awards will be presented to the top Overall Male and Female finisher and the top male and female in each of the following age groups: 20 & under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 & over.
And now for a little background for those of you who might be new to the cause. (Welcome, by the way!)
The Quincy Conner Foundation’s calling is to honor, through a sustained philanthropic effort, a wonderful soul who made everyone's lives better. Quincy embodiedunconditional love, tolerance, and diversity. Quincy taught us to love and embrace everyone as a brother and an equal.
All proceeds from the race will go to The Quincy Conner Foundation, to celebrate the life of our dear friend who touched so many and left this world too early. The Foundation raises money to provide students who are less fortunate with an opportunity to attend college and achieve their own goals by awarding scholarships. Three 2015 scholarships were awarded back in June!
It’s time to register! What are you waiting for?!