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Acumen Race for a Cause and The Reading Connection!

14 Oct

My kids and I were up bright and early for this morning’s 1-mile Acumen Race for a Cause “Fun Run” in North Arlington.  Hundreds ran with us and even more participated in the longer 8k through Clarendon.

Acumen Race for a Cause is a perfect marriage of fitness and fundraising.  It involves a unique concept:  each runner gets to designate a local charity in the company’s non-profit portfolio.  Proceeds from the race are split amongst all participating groups, proportionate with the selections of participating runners.

My family and I ran for Arlington’s Reading Connection:  an amazing non-profit organization that promotes literacy through free book distribution, read-alouds, and backpack drives for at-risk children.  I volunteer with the Reading Connection several times a month…it’s a great organization that makes a real difference in the lives of local kids.  We’re all thrilled with the Acumen partnership and I can’t wait to hear about the final fundraising tally!

On a side note,  race support and the Potomac River Running swag bag were wonderful!  Tons of post-race food + a bag full of  hair ties, Emergen-C, granola, and a neat technical t-shirt.  Great job!

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