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Aug 27, 2022 | EVENTS

The Vine: Emancipation Day 5K

Exercise for a Worthy Cause at the Emancipation Day 5K on September 3rd

Get outside with your neighbors to do some good at the Emancipation Day 5K! On Saturday, September 3rd the 10th annual installment of the race will raise funds for the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Midtown. And unlike the past two years, you’ll finally be able to run it in person again. (However, if you’d prefer to stick to a virtual race, you’re welcome to do that, too.)

Join your fellow runners and walkers at Alice B. McCullough Field at 8 a.m. sharp. That’s when the 5K run and one-mile fun walk will kick off. The USATF-certified course follows an easy, flat route around Laurel that loops back to the library. Once you cross the finish line, head to its lawn to view an exhibit of native plants. Every participant in the race this year will get a native plant to take home! You’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your participation is helping to further the admirable work of the University of Maryland’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, which supports adults and children with type one and type two diabetes as they learn to navigate the disease’s management.