CAN the Bird 5K

SBring a CANned food item and join us for the 3rd annual CAN the Bird 5K Turkey Trot, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, beginning at 8am.  The race will begin and end in the Walmart parking lot, 5885 Kingstowne Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22315.

All ages can enjoy a run, walk or stroll around Kingstowne and its scenic lake.

Registrants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt and swag/deals from our sponsors.

Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted by Koinonia

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Run or Walk

Please bring a CANned food item and join us for the 3rd annual CAN the Bird 5K Turkey Trot, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, beginning at 8:00 am. The race will start and finish in the Walmart parking lot, 5885 Kingstowne Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22315.

All ages can enjoy a run, jog or stroll around Kingstowne and its scenic Lake.

REGISTRATION
Early Bird – through September 30
Adult 5K – $30
Military 5K – $25
25 & Under – $20
12 & Under – $10

Standard Registration – October 1- November 15
Adult 5K- $35
Military 5K – $30
25 & under – $25
12 & under – $10

Last Chance Registration – November 16-23
Adult 5K- $40
Military 5K – $35
25 & under – $30
12 & under – $10
 
Online registration will close Monday, November 20 at 8:00 pm. Late registration will still be available during packet pick up.

PACKET PICKUP to be announced

Registrants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt and swag/deals from our sponsors. 

Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall male and female finishers, top 3 male and female finishers in 12 & Under and 13-18 age groups. Plus fastest male and female runner with dog and fastest male and female runner with stroller will receive an award. 

Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted by Koinonia.

Sponsor

Please reach out to Rita@mountvernonspringfield.com if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Sponsorship of the 2023 CAN the Bird 5K will reinforce your brand within the local community and increase the visibility of your company’s products and service, plus you will receive the following benefits based on your chosen sponsorship level:

 

TITLE SPONSOR ($2,000 – only 1) SOLD

  • Logo on ALL marketing materials and race communications
  • Logo on race bib and reusable race packet bag
  • FREE registration for 15 participants
  • Customized email direct to registrants about product/services
  • Opportunity to have booth at event
  • Logo near Start/Finish line, Mile Markers, and Awards
  • Largest logo on commemorative CAN the Bird race t-shirt
  • Largest logo and link on https://mountvernonspringfield.com/can-the-bird-5k/
  • Opportunity to contribute swag or special offer in race packets

START & FINISH LINE SPONSOR ($1000)

  • FREE registration for 5 participants
  • Customized email direct to registrants about product/services
  • Opportunity to have booth at event
  • Logo at Start/Finish line
  • Large logo on commemorative CAN the Bird race t-shirt
  • Large logo and link on https://mountvernonspringfield.com/can-the-bird-5k/
  • Opportunity to contribute swag or special offer in race packets

DOGGIE DUO SPONSOR ($750 – only 1) SOLD

STROLLER RUN SPONSOR ($750 – only 1)

  • Logo on commemorative CAN the Bird stroller item giveaway
  • Logo at Awards table
  • Logo on commemorative CAN the Bird race t-shirt
  • Logo and link on https://mountvernonspringfield.com/can-the-bird-5k/
  • Opportunity to contribute swag or special offer in race packets

MILE MARKER SPONSOR ($500)

WATER STATION SPONSOR ($500)

SUPPORTING SPONSOR ($150)

Train

In preparations for this year’s CAN the Bird 5K, become a member of Kingstowne Striders and join them on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for group runs. 

For more information visit:

Volunteer

As with any community event, CTB5K’s success relies on volunteer support. If you want to begin Thanksgiving by giving back to a community that provides so much (and you don’t want to run or walk), please join us at the START/FINISH LINE on November 23rd to assist in any of the following areas:

  • SET-UP – Help us first thing on Thanksgiving to prepare the staging area before participants arrive.
  • CABOOSE – Ensure the very last participant does not get left behind, by taking up the rear and collecting the course signs along the way (if possible).
  • COURSE MARSHALS – Be available along the route to ensure runners and walkers are going the right way, are safe from any vehicular traffic, and are motivated to finish what they started.
  • DONATION COLLECTION – Gather non-perishable food donations brought to the race.
  • FINISH LINE SUPPORT – Track the bib numbers of both MALE and FEMALE participants with dogs and strollers to assist with our awards.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY – Help us document the Kingstowne community coming together – the participants, volunteers, and sponsors.
  • PACKET PICKUP / REFRESHMENTS – Hand out race bibs, shirts and bags to registered runners before the race start, then transform the tables to offer refreshments for those finishing the 5K.
  • WATER STOP – Offer water to participants along the course.
  • CLEAN UP – Help us all celebrate Thanksgiving with our families sooner, by returning the Walmart parking lot back to how we found it.

DAY-OF RACE VOLUNTEERS:
Arrive by 7:00 am
Walmart, 5885 Kingstowne Boulevard

PRIOR TO RACE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Community Awareness
Packet Picket

If interested in volunteering for the 3rd Annual CAN the Bird 5K, please email LHaycock38@gmail.com with your preferred volunteer position from the list above.

 

CANned FOOD DRIVE

Koinonia Foundation will be the recipient of our 2023 CANned food drive.

Please Note:  While all donations are gratefully accepted, Koinonia is working to provide healthy food for their clients, so they would appreciate your help in considering the following when you make your donation:

  • Please try to limit foods that are high in fat and sugar.
  • Consider making half your donation in fruits and vegetables (canned)
  • ​Look for low or reduced sodium.

For more information about all the good the Koinonia Foundation does for our community, please visit http://www.koinoniacares.org/

2023 Course

2022 Race Results

Women Open

1st Abigail Nasse

2nd Erin-Kate Aleksak

3rd Amy Tarbox

Men’s Open

1st Jason Wells

2nd Jordan Klein

3rd Russell Destremps

Girls 13-18 Yrs.

1st Haylie Walker

2nd Claire Schlereth

3rd Sarah Hover

Boys 12 & Under

1st Mason Yiengst

2nd Ian Winters

3rd Sam Stehlik

Boys 13-18 Yrs.

1st Joshua Thompson

2nd Jacob Banocy

3rd Trey Richardson

 

Doggie Duo

WOMEN: Samantha Vaspryak

MEN:  Andrew Sheehy

Girls 12 & Under

1st Audrey Yiengst

2nd Olivia Clemmons

3rd Ella Berry

 

Master Women

1st Corky Sturtevant

2nd Michelle Peltier

3rd Erica Doherty

Master Men

1st Phillip Richardson

2nd Daniel Scheeler

3rd Matthew Doherty

 

Stroller Run

MEN: Niclaus Pleich

WOMEN: Jackie Wells