Race to Stop the Silence 8K - 10th annual

Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Freedom Plaza 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW WashingtonDC  20004
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Freedom Plaza 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW WashingtonDC  20004

About This Activity

Join us in Washington, DC for the tenth annual International Race to Stop the Silence 8K, and help stop child sexual abuse (CSA). CSA is a silent epidemic that critically affects children, adult survivors, and society. You can be a part of the solution. Thank you for helping to Stop the Silence.
Online registration has closed

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER and pick up ChronoTrack D-tag & T-shirt at Old P.O. Pavilion upper balcony Saturday, April 13 from 11am-3 pm (12th & Penn. Ave, NW) or on Race day off Freedom Plaza (13th & Penn) starting at 7am.

We Are on Facebook

To see what we are doing follow this link or paste it into your browser: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/362282813865921/?fref=ts . This is your opportunity to stay informed as the event develops, ask questions you may have, learn more about our organization, and provide the Race Directors with needed feedback to enhance your race experience.

8K Fundraising Information

All participants are stongly requested (though not required) to raise additional l funds through donations to help Stop the Silence. When you register, a fundraising page will automatically be created for you, as well as a place to keep track of off-line donations. Ask friends, family, colleagues to securely contribute to your effort. Suggested target per person is $250+. If you have questions, contact Active Support Team at 877-228-4881 and mention Race to Stop the Silence. Thank you. Pam

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Sign Up for an 8K Online Training Program

The Race to Stop the Silence 8K has teamed up with ActiveTrainer coaches to provide training plans specifically for this distance. These plans are designed for athletes of ALL levels, from the first-timer all the way up to the most experienced athlete. Included with your training plan is an online calendar, reporting tools, training calculators, maps, daily emails, and much more!

ChronoTrack Timing and Scoring

Transponder timing operated by Pacers will be used to score both races. The system uses a computer "tag" which must be tied to each runners' shoelaces and records the exact time a runner crosses the starting line and the finish line, resulting in a net time for each runner. The D-tag is disposable. Overall awards for the 8K will be based upon clock time and age group awards will be based upon transponder times.

Sat. Registration and Packet Pickup

Before-Race packet pickup will be held from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 13 at the Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., DC, 20004. Packets may also be picked up on Race Day, starting at approximately 7:15am. After on-line registration closes, you may still register at packet pickup and on-site on Race day. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to use the "bag drop" service please remember to bring your own water proof bag. Thank you.

Picking Up for Your Friends and Family

We do allow runners to pick up bibs and t-shirts for their friends. Please note that t-shirts cannot be mailed. You will not need to show us your ID or copies of their ID to pick up for them.


$25 through Dec. 31, 2012; $30 through March 15, 2013; $35 through April 13 6:30am Pacific time/9:30am EST; $40 on April 13 at packet pickup and off Freedom Plaza on April 14

Registration is $40 the day before and on race day, Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, so register now.

Online Donations
Click here to donate to 10th Annual Race to Stop the Silence

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