Book it for Books 5K -- A Grand Success!
April 30, 2016
What a grand day for a run for books for needy kids!
Thanks to all our participants and donors!
Ready, set...
...and they're off!
Jackson leads the way
The 1-mile fun runners and walkers were led by three year-old Jackson Woodward.  He happily played the dragon from his favorite book: How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday ?
From the cheering squad:  Come on, Dad, GO!  You can do it!
It was a day for families as Ningrum Spicer and twin sons Adam and Aiden sprinted to the finish line!
The Spicer family (including dad Phil) gets photo bombed by the day's super special guest!  (That Clifford was such a HAM!)
  And the winner is....
Top female runner Maureen McLaughlin (l) and top male runner Matt Berrey catch their breath with RIF of NOVA co-president Nancy King.
5K boy and girl winner
Top boy runner Aiden Spicer and top girl runner Jessica Lee.  Whoo hoo!  Off to Barnes and Noble to pick out a new book or two!
  It takes a village...of dedicated board members and volunteers!  Thanks to all!
(l-r) Board members Dora Sue Black, Hazeline Harris, and Jeuli Bartenstein get the goodies ready from Trader Joe's, Wegmans, the Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, and the Great Harvest Bread Company.  Yum!!!!
(l-r) Race co-coordinator Stephanie Berry and board members Pam Jackson, Nadine James, and Chris McLaughlin oversee volunteer registration, with a little help from a stuffed friend!
Clifford, Waldo, Cat, and Dorothy..."character" witnesses to a great day!  (Okay, if you must know, they are volunteer Jack Hilger from Madison High School and board members Lisa Keathley, Dora Sue Black, and Barbara Bankert.)
(l-r) Board member Sheila Jonas, race co-coordinator Mia Mason, and board members Jeuli Bartenstein, JJ Johnson, Lisa Keathley (Waldo), Chris McLaughlin, and Emma Williams enjoy an end-of-race cheer!
Volunteers from Madison High School... 
They got service hours...
...and Chantilly High School.
..and we got their great enthusiasm and hard work!
  A special shout-out to two of our RIF of NOVA schools...
A group of almost thirty teachers, students, and staff from Lynbrook Elementary School in Springfield (Fairfax County) signed up for the event.  How delightful to have had their participation and support.  Yay to all the little ones they brought along to enjoy the ride!
Students and staff from Marumsco Hills Elementary School in Woodbridge (Prince William County) wrote thank you notes to all race runners and sponsors.  Almost 300 of them!  That's a WOW!!!!
  Once again...a great big thank you to our sponsors!!!
We could not have done this without you!
Maxine table
Hardback sponsor Maxine McLeod Miller, daughter Emme, and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty team have a great race day!
John Jonas cropped
Best seller sponsor John Jonas of the Jonas Family gives the race two thumbs up!
Pulitzer:  Cavalier Logistics

Best Seller:  C&T Salon, John J. McLaughlin, the Jonas Family

Hardback:  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Charles Toomer, McLean Racquet & Health Club, Whole Dogz

Paperback:  Access, Alfred Street Baptist Church, Arlington Smile Center, LLC,  Jane Palmer, Lucky Dog Films, Reading is Fundamental, RSM

Manuscript:  abellaYoga,, Barbara Davis Ebersole, Illusions Salon of Shirlington, Ivener Management Group, Jimmy Johns (Leesburg), Jones & McIntyre PLLC, Lawrence Peter Skincare LLC, Lincoln Financial Investments, Lindsay Lexus of AlexandriaMcLean Pediatric Dentistry, Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria, Mill Direct Flooring, The Potowmack Company, Washington Realty Group

Mile Marker Sponsors:   Scholastic Books, Joan Bready/McEnearny Associates Real Estate

Water Station SponsorThe Occoquan Historical Society

Registration Table SponsorsThe Four Seasons Salon and Spa,  Dr. J. Jeffrey Elliott  

Race Day Food and Beverage Sponsors:  Wegmans, Trader Joe's, Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, Great Harvest Bread Company (Vienna), Costco, Safeway, Giant

In-Kind DonationsAlexandre de Paris Beauty Spa, American Beauty at Valentino's, Bookworm Central, Classique Image, Clemons Air Conditioning & Heating Services, Clyde's of Mark Center, Darden Restaurant Group, David's II Car Wash & Detail Center, Dishes of India, Fairlington Sunoco, Hair by Noelle, Home Depot, Hooray for Books, The Italian Store, Massage Envy (Burke), Merrifield Garden Center, Pork Barrel Barbeque/Holy Cow!/The Sushi Bar, Presto Valet of Virginia, Inc., Walmart, The Women's Club, Zoe's Kitchen
BOOK IT FOR BOOKS!  Books for deserving children in Northern Virginia!!  Fun for all!  Hope to see you next year!
Do more 24
News about DO MORE 24...and how you can continue to support books for needy children in Northern the May RIF RAP.  Stay tuned! 
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