Team SFMC spends Sunday on an airport runway!

By: Team SFMC, Jillian Ellis — It was a beautiful morning last Sunday, perfect for the Manassas Runway 10k/5k and one mile fun run! This event is a favorite in the Northern Virginia area, and benefits go to the Bull Run Rotary club. The race takes place on the runway of Manassas Regional Airport. This flat course is a runner’s dream!

Runner of all ages came to the race to set personal records and see the cool vintage planes!

SFMC Inc was one of the top sponsors for the race. Supporting community events and a healthy lifestyle is very important to us!

SFMC Inc team members and frequent runners, Dana Mirch and George Ellis both ran the 10k in under an hour! Awesome job!

Jillian Ellis, Theresa Coates Ellis and Taylor Vasicek of Team SFMC signed up to volunteer for the race. Jillian suited up as the Easter Bunny and was walked around by Taylor. The Bunny was a dancing machine! After changing into her regular clothes, Jillian could not part with her bunny feet.

Dana finished the race in an amazing time of 50 minutes, drank some water, and immediately made her way over to the volunteer table to help Theresa and Taylor hand out race medals. What a rockstar! We are proud to have her on our team.


After greeting Dana and George at the finish line, Team SFMC enjoyed char burgers from Foster’s Grille. Delicious! The char burger and friendly service are what this Manassas, VA restaurant is known for.

After a fun filled day of running personal records, great food and team bonding, team SFMC is looking forward to many more summer time community events! What events are you looking forward to this summer?

Fly down to the Manassas Airshow!

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The Manassas Regional Airport is one happening place.  Last Saturday, April 27,  George Ellis, SFMC logged in another 10K at the Manassas Runway 10k/5k presented by the Bull Run and Manassas Rotary Clubs. The chilly morning had a great turnout as participants taxied to the runway to race by airplanes lined up on the sidelines.  The straight, flat course was a simple, challenging route for runners.

Today the Manassas Airshow opens free to the public — with donations accepted — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A collection of airplanes including vintage aircrafts are on display with exciting high-flying acts zooming in the sky through out the day. The performer’s aerobatics will take your breath away.  Wear sunglasses and a hat so you don’t miss a trick.

The Freedom Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, is on site with a walk-through history timeline paying tribute to those who have served our country. Donations are still being considered to add to the collection.

The Manassas Airshow’s entertainment, exhibits and history will provide aviation inspiration for the whole family.  It is a must-see showcase and it’s free!