NFRC Hosts 12th Annual 5K For Families at the Columbia Lakefront

  • 24 Sep 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • Columbia Lakefront, Kittamaqundi

Saturday, September 24, 2016. NFRC 5K for Families. Race & Family Fun Day.

8:00 am - 11:00am | Columbia Lakefront, Kittamaqundi.

National Family Resiliency Center,

Contact: Kathy Helt, Associate Director

National Family Resiliency Center | 410.740-9553, x 208

NFRC Hosts 12th Annual 5K For Families at the Columbia Lakefront

Columbia, MD (WEB) July 7th, 2016 - - Columbia, MD non-profit, National Family Resiliency Center (NFRC), is hosting its 12th annual 5K For Families event. The event will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the Columbia Lakefront, directly across from Columbia Mall near Clyde’s Restaurant and Whole Foods. All ages are invited to participate with awards and trophies given out to winners in various age categories.

In addition to the 5K race and a 1-mile walk, the 5K For Families event will include face painting, games and other activities geared toward children and families including entertainment by: B.Funk Dance Company; Drama Learning Center (Frozen’s Elsa and Anna will help lead a Frozen singalong) and more. Chances for Luxury Suite Ravens tickets valued at $2000 will be available for raffle and winner announced mid morning. The 5K will be begin promptly at 8:00 AM, followed by performances through 11:00 am.

This year, kids age eight and under are invited to dress in costume and be part of our “Princess and Hero” parade. Prizes will be given for best costume.

For more than 30 years, NFRC has committed to helping children and adults preserve a sense of family, foster healthy relationships, and adjust constructively to change, especially during times of separation, divorce and other family transitions. The proceeds from the event will support NFRC’s sliding fee programs, advocacy and outreach training programs. NFRC has provided more than $90,000 in free counseling services to families in the community in recent years thanks to community supporters.

NFRC would like to welcome those interested in volunteering for our 5K For Families event to email us at You can also support NFRC by joining our Facebook event and inviting anyone who may be interested.

Ravens Raffle Tickets, generously donated by KCI Technologies, for two luxury tix at a home game are also available for purchase online.

“NFRC has made vital strides in not only helping families in transition, but in helping to create the model for co-parenting through separation and divorce across the country. This event, which will help so many receive much needed counseling services, could not be successful without the myriad of volunteers, staff and sponsors that contribute their time and resources,” said Risa Garon, Executive Director and co-founder of the National Family Resiliency Center.

For more information about the schedule of events and registering for the 5K race or 1K walk, please visit:


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