HBCU 5k: Represent Your School for a Healthy Cause in DC

Last Updated on November 14, 2021

Group of HBCU alumni take a group photo after 2013 HBCU 5k race.
Photo courtesy of the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance

It’s time for the DC Metro Alumni HBCU 5k Run and Walk again! To increase awareness and education about the prevention of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer-the four leading causes of death in African Americans. The Washington, DC, Metro Historically Black Colleges and Universities Alumni Alliance, Inc. (DCHBCUAA) encourages all HBCU alumni, family and friends to come out and support the 5k RUN/2K walk in Washington, DC. This healthy initiative aims to educate on living well with proper diet and regular exercise and draw attention to the difficulties that many African Americans face in making healthy choices. The event, with proceeds directed toward helping DC area youth attend HBCUs, is worthwhile fun for the whole family.

Race Purposes

In the DC area and all across the country, the number of African American students who rely on financial aid to realize their academic dreams is very high. According to data, a full 80% of HBCU students use some form of financial aid during their college years. Without this assistance, a disturbingly large number of bright, ambitious students would be denied the chance for a quality education.

Funding is hard to come by, especially in these still-unstable economic times. To prevent the loss of bright young minds to the harsh realities of low-income situations, the Metro DC HBCU Alliance strongly encourages the entire DC population and the HBCU Nation to come out in support of deserving students.

HBCU 5k Event Info

The HBCU 5K Run and 2K Walk will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The race begins at 8 in the morning, rain or shine – bring weather-appropriate gear if necessary.

Registration can be done online, in person or by mail. Early online registration is strongly encouraged and can be completed at raceroster.com. Registration fees for the HBCU 5K and 2K vary by time of registration. Register between February 1st and May 1st and pay just $40.00. Between May 2nd and June 25th, your fee will be $45.00.  The day of the race, your registration fee will be $50.00.

Race Location:
Howard University Campus and DC Neighborhood
Fairmount St NW, Washington, DC

HBCU 5k Race Event Schedule

  • Jun 27 06:30 AM EDT – On Site Registration
  • Jun 27 08:00 AM EDT – Race Start Time
  • Jun 27 09:00 AM EDT – Awards Ceremony
  • Jun 27 04:00 PM EDT – HBCU Summer Breeze Day Party

For more information or to register for DC Metro Alumni HBCU 5k Run and Walk at www.dchbcu.org

About the DC Metro HBCU Alliance

The DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc is a non-profit organization which aims to promote HBCU alumni chapters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. While the primary purpose of the organization is to encourage philanthropic support, community unity, and collaboration and involvement, they also focus on generating awareness about HBCU opportunities among minority high school students who display interest in attending an HBCU.

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