5K Race and Children's Fun Run

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. 

All Race Proceeds Benefit Education & Healthcare through the

Arlington Academy of Hope Programs in Uganda (AAH)

Run for a cause and help fund the important work that AAH does in Uganda by participating in, or sponsoring, the AAH Annual Global Strides 5K. This is family-friendly event, including your 4-legged friends.*

When: Sunday, October 6th at 8:00 a.m. (Children's Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m.) 

Where: Bluemont Park, Arlington, VA

Fees: $25 for 5K registration, includes bib and race t-shirt. Our Children's Fun Run is donation only and does not include a t-shirt. However, T-shirts are available to purchase for $10!

*Dogs must be on leash; no aggressive behavior allowed (by dogs or humans!).



Arlington Academy of Hope 

AAH partners with communities in rural Uganda to improve the quality of their daily lives and realize their future potential through improved education, healthcare, and community development. We help children in rural Uganda reach their full potential. We built a model school and two health clinics so that education and healthcare, local development, and community outreach could improve the quality of life and transform poor villages into self-sustaining communities.

Eduation: Our goal is to serve as a model which lifts the standards of education and demonstrates student success at the primary, secondary and post-secondary level.

Health: We understand that health is central to a child’s long-term success. That’s why we have two clinics to ensure that both the students and members of the community at large have access to reliable, high quality health services.

Community Development: AAH’s ripple effect is felt throughout the community. AAH Uganda is a major employer and impacts the local economy and entrepreneurial opportunities through our demand for construction services, school supplies, textbooks, food, transportation, and more.

Our Impact: More than 800 students are currently supported by AAH. Over 700 students have attended Arlington Junior School since it opened. More than 75 students have graduated from certificate, diploma, and degree-granting institutions including 31 with Bachelor’s degrees. Overall, 51% of our students are female. We serve over 20,000 students in our Outreach Program through our partnerships with 26 government primary schools. In 2017, our clinics served 24,072 patients.


Race start at Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda

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5K Race begins at 8:00 a.m., Children's Fun Run Begins at 8:45 a.m.

Location: Bluemont Park, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019

(For best directon results, please type in "Bluemont Park" into you Google Maps. The address of the race's starting location is 329 N. Manchester Street) 

Note: Fun Run Registration does not include a T-Shirt. Fun Run Participants may purchase a shirt for $10.