First Annual Mercy 5K Race for Education
The Mercy Center Foundation, USA,Georgetown Running Company (3401 M St. NW) and Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School are sponsoring the first annual Mercy 5K race for Sister Rose Wangui, a distinguished member of the Sisters of Georgetown Visitation and nominee of CNN's Hero of the Year in 2014. All proceeds from the race will help Sr. Rose reach her goal to build a secondary school for girls in the Rift Valley of Kenya. The 5K race is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Fletcher's Boat House on the C&O Canal and will have distinctive awards, live music and great food. At 9 a.m., there will also be a 3K walk for adults and donors who are not running. To register, go to www.mercyproject.org and see Sr. Rose and her village as well as the girls you'll be helping in Rift Valley, Kenya.