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Meet for a warm-up in front of Mon Ami Gabi (7239 Woodmont Avenue) and the race will take place on the Capital Crescent Trail (corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Ave--4800 Bethesda Avenue)
4800 Bethesda Avenue
About This Event
The "JOLLY FAT MAN'S RUN" is the most fun and unique charity event you'll attend all year!
And it just got better. We are happy to announce our long-time food sponsor RiRa in Bethesda is back again with us this year. They promise a large breakfast buffet and plenty of hot food even for those that want to run a longer distance. And they are just one block away from the run’s start/finish.
The Sergeant's Program has dragged its recruits, friends, and one Jolly Fat Man out of bed for a FUN run/walk down the Capital Crescent Trail benefiting Operation Second Chance, a non-profit organization that helps wounded, injured, and ill combat veterans and their families every day.
We are expecting our usual great crowd of runners. Don’t be left out. Get your family, friends and neighbors together for a great time and a great cause! You'll get a cool long sleeve shirt and hot breakfast and post run party at RiRa!
Remember, this is the last running event of the season. It's laid back, no clocks, and no specific distance, just fun. Want to run three miles, it's cool by us. Want to run 14 miles to Georgetown and back, go for it! There will be plenty of food waiting for you at the finish line.
In the event the run is cancelled due to weather for example, we will reschedule as soon as possible. Donations will not be refunded.
Those registering after Monday, November 21 risk receiving their shirts after run day due to our supplier's ordering timelines. We will have a special post packet pick up and it will be announced at Fat Man's run and via email.
Shirt colors are subject to change due to supplier inventory.
Our FUN Run/Walk will start at the Capital Crescent Trail and head toward Georgetown.
How far is the run? Who knows! It's down and back, so it's up to you! Go 4, 6, 10 miles or more!
Just make it back to the starting line by 10am and head to RiRa one block away, to get your hot breakfast. They are serving from 9-10:30am and they promise Fat Man runners extra food! Water and bathrooms are also available at Fletcher's Boat House, 1/2 way to Georgetown at about the seven mile mark.
The Fat Man's t-shirt is a gender-specific long-sleeve performance shirt in either a woman’s or men’s cut. Ladies, this is an athletic cut shirt. If you are unfamiliar with the fit of athletic cut shirts, we suggest you order at least one size larger than your regular shirt size. Additional long sleeve shirts are also available for purchase for an additional $24. That's less than retail store price!
The Fat Man's Shirt is an gender-specific long-sleeve performance shirt
Your $34 donation will include an long sleeve Performance shirt...in MEN or WOMEN'S cut! Additional long sleeve shirts are also available for purchase for only $24! That's less than a retail store price!
**Ladies, this is an ATHLETIC cut shirt. If you are unfamiliar with the fit of athletic cut shirts, we suggest you order at least one size above your regular shirt size**
Please note: In the event the run is cancelled, we will reschedule as soon as possible. Donations will not be refunded. Please note. We will have a special packet pick up for those that missed the run and it will be announced at Fat Man's and via email. Shirt colors are subject to change due to supplier's inventory.
**Kids under 10 Register for Free and get a Private's Program T-Shirt
When you register please consider making an extra $5 donation for Operation Second Chance and you will be included in a chance to win some incredible raffle prizes provided by our sponsors and some local merchants.
Early Packet Pick-Up/Happy Hour
Thursday, December 13th from 6:00pm-9:00pm, a Happy Hour Packet Pick Up at RiRa in Bethesda. Friends welcome. They are offering dinner and drink specials for run attendees. Have you ever had fun like this picking-up a race-bag before? We didn’t think so!
Run-Day Packet Pick-Up
To keep things fun and easy, packet pick-up will be AFTER the run so you can start your fun run without worrying about where to put your belongings.
RiRa will be offering drink specials during breakfast, because you’ll deserve it! Bring your cash and a little extra for raffle tickets. We'll also be raffleing away more prizes!
We would like to thank our sponsors of this year’s Jolly Fat Man’s run!
RiRa Irish Pub (http://www.rira.com/bethesda/)
The Shoppes of Bethesda & Holiday Happenings (http://www.shoppesofbethesda.com/events/)
Progressions Salon & Spa (http://www.progressions.com)
City Sports (http://www.citysports.com)
Your support makes The Jolly Fat Man's Run more and more successful every year!
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Waiver and Release
I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, effects of weather, including cold, ice, heat and humidity, traffic and road and trail conditions all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I agree to abide by any decision of any official relative to my ability to safely complete this run. Having read this waiver and knowing the facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive, release and indemnify The Sergeant’s Program, Inc., SargeCorp and it’s officers and employees and any sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I agree to hold harmless The Sergeant's Program,Inc., SargeCorp, LLC and any sponsors, including all officers, directors, stockholders and employees from and against any and all loss, cost, expense, claim, liability, damage, obligation or demand arising out of or in connection with my participation in any event associated with the promotion of the Jolly Fat Man's Run or my acceptance of prize(s) or its use by me or any other person.
I understand that the event organizers reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event due to unsafe weather or trail conditions. Due to the charitible nature of this event, registration fees will not be refunded for any reason.