Thank goodness the rain stayed away for the runners and walkers pounding the streets of the 22nd Van Metre 5 Mile Run/Fun Walk on Saturday morning. Team SFMC sprinted to the finish line to the cheering Dr. Bear, the mascot for Children’s National.
The Broadlands Marketplace was bustling with an energetic crowd enjoying the music, pizza, donuts, fruit, and water available after the race. Prizes and medals were awarded to participants. The friendly staff of the Children’s Bloodmobile accepted donations until noon.
The event was a huge success for the benefit of the children in the health system.