Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Location: East Jefferson Street in the back of Federal Plaza

Online registration is closed for the 2016 Home Run! You can register tomorrow from 12:00pm - 5:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 255 Kentlands Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD or Sunday, September 18 at the race start, Federal Plaza, East Jefferson Street, next to Panera Bread (1780 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD) beginning at 7:00am.

Course: The Home Run begins and ends on East Jefferson Street in the back of Federal Plaza.
10K route(PDF) | 5K route(PDF)

Now, participating in The Home Run just became even more fun because we have added a game called I Found Freddy (!   

freddyI Found Freddy adds “fun beyond the run” and it’s pretty simple too.  We will hide dozens of little pink flamingo Freddys at various places and times including packet pick up, pre-race check in, along our course and the fun run course and at our post race party. When you find one of these adorable little guys, take his picture and post it on the Facebook Group with a note saying “I Found Freddy at mile . . . . of (or at the packet pick up for) the Home Run."  Each time you do, you will receive a Freddy point or two. Accumulate points and win prizes including car magnets, t-shirts, bobble heads and other great items including free race entries!  

When you find Freddy, bring him home with you, take him to work or on vacation. Keep posting and telling us where you are when you find Freddy and use the hashtag #HomeRun.  One other thing. . Freddy is also hiding on our website!  Find him.  Take a screenshot and post that as well to accumulate more points!

Thank you to rolyn for helping set up the cones on our course!
2016 Home Run large photo

Timing System IPICO chip timing by Montgomery County Road Runners
Post-Race Party: Great food, drinks, prizes and fun for the family!
Special thanks to giant for providing food at the post race party!
drink more waterThanks to Drink More Water for donating the water on the course!

We do not offer a bag check area. Parking is conveniently located near the start/finish. All bags need to be kept in your car. Unattended bags will be inspected and removed.
Packet Pick-up and late registration
Late registration packet pick up will be held at Fleet Feet Sports, 255 Kentlands Blvd., Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD on Saturday, September 17 from 12:00noon-5:00pm. Late registration on Saturday is $40.00 Race Day registration and packet pick up will begin at 7:00am at the starting area at Federal Plaza on East Jefferson Street in Rockville, MD. Race day registration is $50.
Training Program: Once again Fleet Feet Gaithersburg will offer a 10K training program. The Beyond Boundaires 10K program is designed to improve your endurance and distance, preparing you for 6.2 miles! The program provides variety and intensity at a gradual pace to maximize benefits. This 10K program has walk, interval (run/walk) and run Pace Style options. Whether your goal is to walk, run/walk or run the HomeRun 10K race, we are the perfect training program option to help get you to that finish line!! Get more information!
Race Start Times:
10K starts at 8:30 a.m.; 5K and 1 Mile start at 8:40 a.m., Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. The awards ceremony will take place at approximately 9:30am. All Fun Run participants recieve a t-shirt and finisher medal.
Prizes - more chances to win!
Awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers in the 10K and 5K; masters 10K 1st place male and female finishers.
Awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age group winners as follows: under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Training Program: Get ready for the race with Fleet Feet Sports, Gaithersburg's training program! Fleet Feet's 10K training program is great for runners that can currently run 3 miles and are ready to prepare for the 10k distance. The program progresses very gradually so that you are comfortable and confident every step of the way. You'll have the support, guidance and motivation of fantastic mentors and coaches who are there to make your journey to the finish line the very best!

Would you like to support the race but aren't a runner and don't want to get up in the morning? We have a team for you! Join our Couch Potato Team! Simply click on "Join a team", type in the team name "Couch Potato" and join...complete the registration form and sleep in on Sunday,9/18/16!

NOTE: There are no refunds.

Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) is an organization of national stature, located on a beautiful 38-acre campus in Rockville, MD. The financially strong $92 million organization (with an A- bond rating), serves 1,100 older adults and employs approximately 1,000 non-unionized team members, who represent a very wide range of cultural backgrounds and ethnicities. With strong support from the community and constituency it serves, CESLC has robust fundraising capability and a significant endowment.

Located on campus is the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, offering 556 skilled nursing beds (including a 103-bed post-acute care unit) at two separate but adjacent facilities; Smith-Kogod Residence and Wasserman Residence. Hebrew Home is the largest nursing home in the mid-Atlantic region and it has earned a 94% resident satisfaction rating, a Five-Star Quality Rating from CMS, extraordinary quality outcome measures, and very strong relationships with its referring hospitals.

Additional residences and services at CESLC campus include:

  • Landow House, a 60-unit assisted living facility
  • Cohen-Rosen House, a national award winning, 18-unit assisted living facility for older adults who are experiencing cognitive decline
  • Ring House, a 250-unit, market-rate independent living residence
  • Revitz House, a 250-unit, affordable independent living residence (HUD subsidized)
  • Hirsh Health Center, an outpatient clinic for primary medical care and rehabilitation therapies
  • Home Care Solutions, a private-duty home service agency jointly owned with Augustine Home Health
  • ElderSAFE Center, a shelter, education, and advocacy center for older adults who experienced financial, physical or emotional abuse by a spouse, family member or caregiver

Charles E. Smith Life Communities began in 1910 as the Hebrew Home, a Jewish sponsored organization to care for elderly Jews. Now, over 100 years later, even though their staff and residents come from many diverse traditions, Jewish values remain at the core of the organization’s mission, vision, values, and culture.

We are very excited about this event and are glad you will be a part of it. We encourage you to create your own personal web page and email your friends, colleagues and family to support you in this race - and help us raise more funds for this important organization.