Rotarians Get 2016 off to a Running Start

Since 1998, a small army of Rotary Club of Leesburg volunteers has been getting up early every New Year’s Day to support the REHAU Rotary Resolution Race. They not only have ensured that each year gets off of a running start, they also have raised more than $300,000 for area charities.

This year’s event begins with on-site registration at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1 at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. The 10K and 5K races and the 4K fun run follow courses over the rolling terrain of the 1,000-acre Morven Park estate.

The fun run starts first at 10 a.m. followed by the timed races at 10:40. An awards ceremony with live music by Dave Berry, food and random prizes follows in the recreation center at 11:45 a.m.

The charities selected to receive proceeds from the 2016 race are ECHO Works, Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, and the

Rotary Club of Leesburg Perry Winston Scholarship Fund.

The recreation center is located at 60 Ida Lee Drive in Leesburg.

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