Sweat For a Good Cause: Backpacks 4 Kids 4K Run Comes to Yards Park Sunday | NBC4 Washington

Sweat For a Good Cause: Backpacks 4 Kids 4K Run Comes to Yards Park Sunday

Backpacks 4 Kids gives thousands of backpacks filled with new school supplies to kids in need in the D.C. area

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    Whether you've been an avid runner or were newly inspired by the Olympics, head to Yards Park Sunday afternoon to take part in the NBC4 Backpacks 4 Kids 4K Fun Run.

    A 4K is 2.6 miles, and it's all for a good cause.

    District Running Collective is partnering with NBC4 to raise money and/or donations that will benefit students in need in the District, Northern Virginia and Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland.

    Backpacks and donations will be collected before and after the run.

    Backpacks 4 Kids gives thousands of backpacks filled with new school supplies to kids in need in the D.C. area and are distributed to schools in which the majority of children are eligible for the National Free Lunch Program, as well as non-profit organizations including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, CentroNía's D.C. Bilingual Public Charter School, Hope House and Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care.

    The 4K Run will start in the Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront at 4 p.m. Food specials will also be available at Agua 301 (301 Water St. SE) from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Customers who bring a backpack will receive 10 percent off their meals, while runners who participate in the event will receive 15 percent.

    Come on out to get fit, have fun and receive cool NBC4 prizes! Be sure to RSVP here.