Rory J. Weichbrod Unfinished Business, Inc. (RJW) will be hosting its 3rd Annual Rory and Adam's Best of the Best 5k run/walk event. The event takes place on a certified closed course (MD12001JS) registered with the USATF in Sligo Creek Park of Silver Spring, Maryland. This event honor's Rory Weichbrod and Adam Hosinski both lost their lives at the hands of a drunk driver.
Back by popular demand, our Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest. If your favorite pet is up for some competition, bring him/her along for a costume contest that will take place following the run.
We will also have an extensive list of silent auction and raffle items available. You can see a list of our current items on our website. Be sure to check back frequently as new items are still coming in.
Available following the run and provided by Panera Bread, Starbucks Coffee, Trader Joes, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
The course is along Sligo Creek Parkway on the paved road between Forest Glen Rd and University Blvd. While the race is timed for those race enthusiasts, it is just as fun for families and friends to come out and enjoy. There will be course marshals stationed along the course, a water station, as well as refreshments at the Finish Line!
The course map can be viewed by clicking the link above and is available on our website.
Click here to be directed to the race website and also to learn more about Rory's Unfinished Business.
This is a family friendly event. Walkers are more than welcome to bring strollers and pets. However, headsets, inline skates, bikes, and skateboards are not allowed.
Before August 31st:
*Children under 12 yrs $15
Before September 16th:
*Children under 12 yrs $20
Before September 29th:
*Children under 12 yrs $25
After September 29th:
*Children under 12 yrs $30
*Kids 5 and under are free!
Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest:
For those who wish to enter their dog or puppy in a Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest:
Entry into the competition will be rigorous and require a $5 donation on behalf of your pet. Prize for top dog and treats for all!
Race Packet Pick Up Prior to Race Day:
There will be two packet pick-up opportunities prior to race day. Packet Pick-up will take place on Thursday, October 10th from 6pm-8pm at The Weichbrod's House located at 123 Lexington Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901. Friday's packet pick-up will be at City Sports in downtown Silver Spring, MD from 5pm-7pm. City Sports is located at 8510 Fenton Street Silver Spring, MD 20910.
For those that did not register online, you will have an opportunity to register at packet pick-up as well as get a sneak peak of all of our silent auction items.
Check our website for updates.
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers. An award will also be given to the top finisher in each age group below:
Ages 18 and under
Ages 54 and older
*Top Male and Female finishers are not eligible for age group prizes.
Race Day Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration:
Saturday, October 12th from 7:15am-8:15am
Sligo Creek Park at Dennis Avenue
10200 Sligo Creek Pkwy
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Plenty of free parking available on site with additional free parking available on Dennis Avenue.
100% of the proceeds from this race will benefit the mission of Rory J. Weichbrod Unfinished Business, Inc. To date, RJW has been able to offer $2,600 in scholarships which aid us in accomplishing our mission.
Transponder timing provided by Amazing Race Timing will be used to score the race. The system uses the Chronotrack B-Tag which is attached to runners' bib and records the exact time a runner crosses the starting line and the finish line, resulting in a net time for each runner. The B-Tag is disposable.
Event schedule and times
Please check your email for updates as well as our website and facebook pages as they are updated regularly.