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This week’s training run is on Saturday, June 5th at Columbia Island Marina, Vandana and Sundar will be the coaches. The run will start at 8 AM
 
PLEASE sign-up for each training run. Please click on the following link and enter your information. Please Sign Up by Thursday (6/3) at Noon.
 
Message from Coach Kirk:
 
We aim to address the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza caused by the recent conflict by creating Team Iqraa, which will participate in a June 12 5K run/walk hosted by UN Relief and Works Agency-USA (UNRWA-USA). Proceeds will go to UNRWA to assist Palestinians in Gaza.
 
An additional way to support is to join Iqraa members in an actual Gaza 5K walk/run at Kirk's church, St John's in Bethesda, at 10:15 am on June 12. The address is 6701 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda MD 20815 (intersection of Wisconsin and Bradley). Here's the link to join Team Iqraa's Gaza 5K (click Join, then register): Iqraa/MCC Team fundraising page for UNRWA USA
 
Starting Time: Run starts at 8:00 AM.
 
Meeting Point: We will meet in the parking lot of Columbia Island Marina, accessible from the GW Parkway southbound, between Memorial Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge.

There is plenty of parking at the Marina.

Beware that you can only get into the entrance safely from the north. If you come onto the Parkway from Alexandria, or from the 14th Street Bridge, you will need to ride the spaghetti ramps near Memorial Bridge until you find the exit for "Alexandria - Reagan National Airport -Parkway South"

Location: Please click here for directions to Columbia Island Marina.
 
Distance: The scheduled distance is 7 miles for marathon trainees and 3 miles for the Half-Marathon trainees.
 
Full Marathoners: (7 miles) will run South on Mount Vernon Trail towards Alexandria.  We will run to Dangerfield Island Marina and turn around and return to CIM. 
 
There will be an aid-station @ Dangerfield Island Marina.  
 
Half Marathoners: (3 miles) will run South on Mount Vernon Trail towards Alexandria. You will turn around at Gravelly Point and return to CIM.
 
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Host Charity: IQRAA

Next week: Next Saturday, June 12th, the training run will start from Rock Creek Park @ Peirce Mill and the host charity will be MarrowMinded. The coaches will be Kevin and Ram.