#Gaza5K pictures

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This morning I walked the #Gaza5K to support UNRWA’s important work in Gaza.

The start location in Rock Creek Park was a bit cryptic and many folks, like me, ended up in the wrong location. But we finally connected up with hundreds of others who were registered to walk/run on this beautiful day in Washington, DC.

UNRWA raised $101,707 in this event. Yeah!  I personally raised $1,055 and feel very blessed to have the support of friends and family.  Thank you!

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There are still two #Gaza5K events planned, if you want to participate —- in San Francisco on October 17, and Orange County, CA on October 24.  Check them out here!

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I heard that 900+ people signed up for the #Gaza5K today in Washington, DC. Not sure how many actually showed up, but there were 100s and a lot of energy at the start of the race!  Some of us were dragging a bit by the end — with the uphill climb.

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I met several new friends along the route — and found good conversation with Leila, a retired doctor from Pittsburgh who worked in Gaza and the West Bank.

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And I survived! I crossed the finish line at 1:03:34. Even though the small dogs and babies in strollers beat me, I felt good about my accomplishment!

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “#Gaza5K pictures

  1. Sally McMillan

    Good to see Katherine Hughes-Fraitekh among the walkers.

  2. combination of faith, hope, understanding, and body use, eh?

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