About the Father's Day 8K:
The 5th annual Father's Day 8K will be run on a flat and fast out-and-back course along the C&O Canal Towpath. The first 300 participants will be provided a technical race shirt, and awards will be given out at the post-race celebration to the top 3 M/F overall, the top M/F in each 10-year age group, and the top Father-Son and Father-Daughter teams. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the father-child team competitions. There will also be a Kid's Kilometer Fun Run just after the race start, and all kids will receive a prize from our sponsor, Thomas Sweet Ice Cream. All children must be entered using a registration form with a parent's or guardian's signature.
Note: The course is slightly different than past years, with the start/finish lines moved slightly west along the towpath.
After the race, enjoy refreshments from our featured sponsors. Awards will be given out, and the Men's Health Week Campaign will provide useful information. Additionally, all race participants are invited to a happy hour at nearby Chadwick's.
The Father's Day 8K celebrates Men's Health Week!
Men's Health Network (MHN) is proud to be a part of the annual Father's Day 8K. MHN is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Please visit our website for more information about a variety of men's health issues, from heart disease and prostate cancer to healthy lifestyles. You can download our overall health guide, Blueprint for Men's Health, and our mental health guide, Your Head: An Owners Manual. Additional materials can be found by searching our Library.