Fresh Start 5k-Washington, D.C.

4 Jan

Celebrating the first day of 2015 with perfect weather and a free 5k in a beautiful Washington, D.C. neighborhood?  I can’t think of a better way to start the new year!


The “Fresh Start” 5k was hosted by D.C.’s new mayor, Muriel Bowser, as part of her inauguration festivities.  The race had a convenient 9:00 AM start time for those of us who were, ahem, “over served” on New Year’s Eve.   Starting and ending at the Oyster-Adams Bilingual School on Calvert, the 5k winded through some of D.C.’s most gorgeous (but hilly) residential streets.

We arrived early for the race and had a chance to meet Mayor Bowser – only the second female mayor in D.C. history!


I ran with  my daughter Anna…who, at 10, was thrilled to finish before both the Mayor and D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh.  She’s a natural!  Lilly and Mike (our 7-year-old twins) finished soon after.


Water, juice, Gatorade, and fresh bananas were available for runners at the finish.  Super nice, especially for a free race!

I wish I could say that the race was my favorite part of Mayor Bowser’s festivities…but my husband and I attended her Inaugural Ball on January 2nd, and WOW!  What a swanky affair.  Here’s a shot of us celebrating D.C.’s new mayor!  Happy running!




One Response to “Fresh Start 5k-Washington, D.C.”

  1. Lilly rupert February 8, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    Good pictures.

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