3rd Annual Ava's 5K for Down Syndrome

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Watkins Park 615 Center Street Mount AiryMD  21771
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Watkins Park 615 Center Street Mount AiryMD  21771

About This Activity

Ava's 5K for Down Syndrome is hosted by Ava's T21 Foundation, Inc.


We envision a community of value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, so they have the opportunity to enhance their quaility of life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

What is Ava's 5K for Down Syndrome?

Ava's T21 Foundation, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of lives of people with Down syndrome by promoting inclusion, awareness and compassion.  All funds raised are donated to local and national Down syndrome advocacy groups, funds are also distributed throughout the local community through various projects that support our cause.

Individual donations can be made at www.avast21foundation.org

*Please note: If you register for the 5K, you may participate in the 1 mile fun run at no extra charge!

Join us after the race for a morning full of fun family activites:

Hay Rides 

Balloon Art

Moon Bounce

Petting Zoo


Beer Garden

Silent Auction

Soccer Radar Speed Zone

Kona Ice - A portion of all sales will be donated to Ava's T21 Foundation, Inc.


Event details and schedule

Event Date

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Start Time

5K Run/Walk - 9:00 AM

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk – 10:00 AM


Event Day Parking

Parr’s Ridge Elementary

Mount Airy Middle School


Registration and Fees

Online Registration closes 4/29/2017 at 12 Midnight

All preregistered participants are guaranteed a Race Premium


5K Run/Walk – Ages 10 and Up - $35.00

Students, Grade 6 through 12 - $10.00

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk – All Ages Welcome - $20.00

Please note: Adult Extra Small will be the smallest size available for children   


Race Premium Update: 

In years past, our 5K participants received an Under Armour event T-Shirt, and our 1 Mile Fun Run participants received a cotton event T-shirt.  We recently found out that our supplier can no longer supply Under Armour.  This year ALL of our T-Shirts, 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run, will be Gildan “DryBlend” Brand. The shirts are preshrunk jersey knit, and have moisture wicking properties. Though our first choice was Under Armour, we are excited for this change, and the ability to offer both events the same high quality shirt, and we’re able to extend online registration until Wednesday, May 3rd at midnight. 


Race Day Registration

Watkins Park, Mount Airy, MD

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Race Premium is NOT guaranteed


Bib & Race Premium Pickup

Watkins Park, Mount Airy, MD

 Saturday, May 6, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM


Early Bird Bib & Race Premium Pickup

Friday, May 5, 2017

1910 Reading Court (Cul-De-Sac)

Mount Airy, MD 21771

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Beer Garden

All participants, 21 years of age and older, will receive 1 free Beer at the end of the Race.

The Beer Garden will be open from 9:00am - 12 Noon

Proof of age required!!!


Offical chip timing supplied by Racine MultiSports


Organizer Info

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Watkins Park 615 Center Street Mount AiryMD  21771
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