Deadline’s Approaching Fast – Run to Join The Children’s Inn’s MCM Charity Team

The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Marine Corps charity Team #RunINN4Kids has race slots available for runners of all ages and abilities who want to run the marathon or 10K to benefit NIH pediatric trial participants. But hurry to sign up. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 17.

Members of Team #RunINN4Kids benefit from weekly training tips provided by a professional coach, the chance to train with dedicated team members and support children staying at The Inn while they are participating in protocols at the NIH Clinical Center. Team members also receive Inn-themed running gear and are invited to a catered pasta party at The Inn the weekend before the race.

Runners show their support

Members of last year’s Marine Corps Marathon and 10K teams hold up signs with the reasons they joined team #RunINN4Kids. The Inn’s charity teams still have openings for runners of all skills and abilities to participate in this year’s marathon or 10K.

“Our team is open to anyone who wants to participate in this great race while supporting children and families staying at The Inn,” said Julie Ofrecio, The Inn’s corporate partnerships and events manager. “We have NIH patients, parents, volunteers and friends of The Inn participating on our team, and we’d love to have more of our supporters and their friends and family join!”

Team #RunINN4Kids has race slots for up to 80 runners.

Whether you join Team #RunINN4Kids or not, if you like to run, you’re invited to The Children’s Inn’s free running clinic held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 8-11 a.m. at The Inn. The clinic will assess mobility, strength and gait, and provide advice on how to train and what shoes to wear. Click here for more info and to register.

Funds raised by team #RunINN4Kids help provide free lodging and supportive services for children with rare or serious illnesses participating in pediatric research. Located on the NIH campus across the street from the Clinical Center, The Inn accommodates more than 13,000 children and their families from all over the United States and the world every year.

To learn more about The Inn’s team #RunINN4Kids or sign up, visit our team page.