THIS YEAR WE’RE SUPPORTING
The Child & Family Network Centers
The 2021 RUN! GEEK! RUN! beneficiary is The Child & Family Network Centers, who are building brighter futures for Alexandria children. CFNC was established in 1984 by mothers living in public housing after 17 of their children failed kindergarten. Their founders were so successful, in that CFNC’s first class went from failing to advance a grade level, to being recognized as gifted by their public school. From there, they have grown to serve 139 kids across eight different classrooms in Alexandria’s poorest neighborhoods. To date, they have helped over 4,000 families!
Raised for our beneficiaries since 2016
About RUN! GEEK! RUN!
RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K benefits a different Alexandria-based non-profit each year. Our 13th Annual race benefits the Child & Family Network Centers.
RUN! GEEK! RUN!’s success is dependent upon its sponsors. Sponsorship provides companies and organizations with the opportunity to give back to the local community while receiving varying levels of visibility online and offline in front of the local area consumer and business community.
RUN! GEEK! RUN!’s 2020 event has been canceled due to COVID-19. The next 5K race will be held: Tentatively Date – September 26, 2021 | 8:30 am | Alexandria, VA
Learn about the face of RUN! GEEK! RUN! – Eugene!
More than just a mascot, he was born and raised in Northern Virginia and is the epitome of a geek. After creating a programming curriculum for middle schoolers, he was asked to become the ambassador of RUN! GEEK! RUN!
Have you signed up for Team Eugene? If you are looking for a team to run with, join Team Eugene for the 2021 race! Eugene is recruiting all geeks and runners of all skill levels to run for him to support our amazing cause. Heck, the top 5 finishers for Team Eugene could lead the team to a Community Team award!
BECOME A SPONSOR!
Sponsorships for this event provide companies and organizations an opportunity to give back to the local community while receiving visibility in front of the greater technology, government and business community.
RUN THE RACE!
This year, the RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K race will be held tentatively on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. The race will take place in Alexandria, VA, with the starting line between George Washington Middle School and the Braddock Road metro stop.
To ensure the success of RUN! GEEK! RUN! we need volunteers! Volunteers can hand out water, serve as course marshals, and provide support at the finish line. This is a great way to get involved if you don’t want to run or walk the course.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Ironistic is a full-service website design, development online and marketing firm headquartered in Alexandria, VA. Hudson Studio is a visual communications firm providing graphic design services for everything and anything in print from brand identities to infographics to reports to swag.
Sign up today for one of our GEEKY levels – Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, or Terabyte. Check out our sponsors thus far!
Fun 5K for all runners!
Rain or shine, Run! Geek! Run! is always a great time! I've run RGR three times so far (2016, 2018, and 2019) and have loved it. The course is flat, pretty scenic, and has great pit stops of motivation along the way. The shirts are awesome, as well as the prizes if you run fast, and if the weather is nice you can get a picture with Eugene the mascot! Will definitely continue to run this race!
Great Race for a Great Cause
This is an excellent race and what a great cause each and every year!
I love this race!
I love this race. I’ve PR’d every year I’ve run it and got 3d then 2d place women in the last 2 years (this year I’ll be trotting along post injury but will still be having fun!) Perfect course, surprisingly well spectated, and lovely group puts it on.
Awesome race for a newbie!
I loved this race. Beautiful course and friendly people made me feel comfortable on my first 5k! it goes through a suburban neighborhood on wide flat streets and you get cheered on as you go.
Super fun race!
Even though we showed up 20 minutes late, the race crew were very friendly and caught some great candid shots! The route was great, too!