THIS YEAR WE’RE SUPPORTING
SCAN of Northern Virginia
The 2022 RUN! GEEK! RUN! beneficiary is SCAN of Northern Virginia, the only organization solely dedicated to preventing child abuse in the region. Child abuse is a devastating public health issue that is alive and well in our community. One in four children will experience abuse in their lifetime and five die per day as a result. Preventing child abuse leads to better medical and mental health outcomes and decreases the likelihood of criminal behavior, substance abuse, homelessness, and teenage pregnancy. SCAN spans the entire spectrum of abuse – preventing abuse from occurring through community awareness, supporting and coaching families most at-risk, and intervening after abuse has occurred to prevent further harm. SCAN has operated in Northern Virginia for over 30 years and has served thousands of children, families, and professionals.
Raised for our beneficiaries since 2016
About RUN! GEEK! RUN!
RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K benefits a different Alexandria-based non-profit each year. Our 14th Annual race benefits SCAN of Northern Virginia.
RUN! GEEK! RUN!’s success is dependent upon its sponsors. Sponsorship provides companies and organizations with the opportunity to give back to the local community while receiving varying levels of visibility online and offline in front of the local area consumer and business community.
Learn about the face of RUN! GEEK! RUN! – Eugene!
More than just a mascot, he was born and raised in Northern Virginia and is the epitome of a geek. After creating a programming curriculum for middle schoolers, he was asked to become the ambassador of RUN! GEEK! RUN!
Have you signed up for Team Eugene? If you are looking for a team to run with, join Team Eugene for the 2022 race! Eugene is recruiting all geeks and runners of all skill levels to run for him to support our amazing cause. Heck, the top 5 finishers for Team Eugene could lead the team to a Community Team award!
BECOME A SPONSOR!
Sponsorships for this event provide companies and organizations an opportunity to give back to the local community while receiving visibility in front of the greater technology, government, and business community.
RUN THE RACE!
This year, the RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K race will be held tentatively on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. The race will take place in Alexandria, VA, with the starting line between George Washington Middle School and the Braddock Road metro stop.
To ensure the success of RUN! GEEK! RUN! we need volunteers! Volunteers can hand out water, serve as course marshals, and provide support at the finish line. This is a great way to get involved if you don’t want to run or walk the course.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Ironistic is proud to host the 14th Annual RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K.
They are a full-service website design, development online, and marketing firm headquartered in Alexandria, VA.
Sign up today for one of our GEEKY levels – Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, or Terabyte. Check out our sponsors thus far!
Super fun race!
Even though we showed up 20 minutes late, the race crew were very friendly and caught some great candid shots! The route was great, too!
Awesome race for a newbie!
I loved this race. Beautiful course and friendly people made me feel comfortable on my first 5k! it goes through a suburban neighborhood on wide flat streets and you get cheered on as you go.
Fun 5K for all runners!
Rain or shine, Run! Geek! Run! is always a great time! I've run RGR three times so far (2016, 2018, and 2019) and have loved it. The course is flat, pretty scenic, and has great pit stops of motivation along the way. The shirts are awesome, as well as the prizes if you run fast, and if the weather is nice you can get a picture with Eugene the mascot! Will definitely continue to run this race!
I love this race!
I love this race. I’ve PR’d every year I’ve run it and got 3d then 2d place women in the last 2 years (this year I’ll be trotting along post injury but will still be having fun!) Perfect course, surprisingly well spectated, and lovely group puts it on.
Great Race for a Great Cause
This is an excellent race and what a great cause each and every year!