Noon to 5pm
This .05k (164') Micro-Marathon leads to a Mexican Street Festival, featuring Food, a Beer Garden, Live Music, Dancing, Games and a Kids Zone.
When: Saturday, April 25 12:00-5:00pm
Where: Norfolk Avenue and St Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Registered participants get to run in the race of a lifetime. From balloon arch to balloon arch and every water station in between, runners will be pushed to their physical limits for 0.05 km, 164 feet. Start training now for your 50 strides to glory!
Registered runners receive:
A race shirt memorializing their effort.
Complimentary food tickets
A race number that serves as their raffle ticket for great prizes.
The race number is also an entry ticket for our contests.
A limited-edition Cinco de MayoThon .05k bumper sticker.
Spanning two city blocks the Cinco de MayoThon Festival is cultural food and fun for all ages.
The Festival includes:
A Cerveza y Tequila Garden
Performers and Artists (On a stage and roaming the crowd)
The Piñata Pit (a family friendly zone with face painters, build a Piñata…)
Contests (Best Taco, Jalapeño Eating…)
Activities (Cornhole, Selfie Walls…)
Raffles and Prizes (Including a trip to Mexico!)
Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of Battle of Puebla where the Mexican Army defeated the French in 1862. Mexican-Americans adopted this historical anniversary to celebrate their Mexican heritage, and Americans of all backgrounds join the party.
Despite the holiday’s popularity among the Mexican American community, Puebla remains the only city in Mexico to truly celebrate the historic event. With this in mind, the BCC-Rotary chose a main beneficiary dedicated to helping Puebla.
JUCONI is an award-winning charity dedicated to serving at-risk children and their families. The organization, which has been recognized by UNICEF for “Best Practices”, strives to use education and personalized therapies to end the cycle of poverty and violence. All proceeds from the event flow through the BCC-Rotary Club Foundation, which also supports numerous other local and international organizations.