The Ambassador’s 5K Challenge

2nd Annual Ambassador’s 5K Challenge
Watkins Park, Mount Airy, MD
7255 Ridge Road
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Thank you for making our First Annual Ambassador’s 5K Challenge a great success! We are working to make our Second Annual Ambassador’ 5K Challenge an even bigger success AND have the same perfect weather day. All proceeds will again be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation whose mission is:

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) accelerates high-impact science through smart risk taking and problem solving with a commitment to urgency and efficiency to help speed a cure for Parkinson’s.

A brief bio of my father:
Raul Yzaguirre is a local Mt. Airy resident of 40 years with an internationally recognized career in civil rights. From organizing high school walkouts, leading the largest constituency-based Hispanic organization in the nation, receiving numerous awards such as the Aztec Eagle award from the President of Mexico and the Rockefeller Public Service Award for Outstanding Public Service, and becoming the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the Honorable Yzaguirre has led an influential life. He first noticed a shaking in his thumb in 1999 and was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2001.

Raul Yzaguirre’s Wikipedia Link

Race Details:
The 5K will be held at Watkins Park and will start at 8:00 AM. The race will be chip-timed with both participant and finisher medals.

Other info:
There will be a DJ, face painting, petting zoo, snow cones and more! We are accepting vendor applications–contact [email protected] for more information.

Registration details:
Pre-registration is $30 plus a small service fee. Price increases to $35 on July 13th and race day registration is $40. T-shirts guaranteed for participants who register by July 13th.

Course Description:

Mount Airy sits on the first ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, known as Parr’s Ridge. this 5K course crests the peak at an elevation of 765 feet. Challenging hills provide spectacular views of Braddock Mountain to the West.

The course begins with the rolling hills of Watkins Park, a stroll through some of our historic home architecture on Church St., a quick water break at our lovely Vest Pocket Park, then a fun zig zag down hill back into Watkins. There will be a good leg stretch climbing Watersville Rd, a long straight away heading down hill on Main Street…followed by the best part, a beautiful 1/4 mile down our shaded Rails to Trails complete with creek . Round it out with strong finish 1/2 loop back in Watkins Park.

All participants receive a Bootcamp 21771 drawstring bag, a racing shirt and…. new this year, a custom participation Ambassador’s 5K Challenge medal!

Vendor Information & Application

Sponsorship Information & Application

– Race will be chip timed with finisher medals
– Register by July 13th to be guaranteed a race participant t-shirt
– There is no rain date for this event.
– Course is subject to change.
– Strollers / Pets not recommended (due to course difficulty)
– We still have space for vendors and sponsor–contact [email protected] or visit www.bootcamp21771.com for more information.
– Pre-Registration is encouraged.

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