The annual Capitol Hill Classic race is later this month, and organizers still need a few extra hands.
Volunteers are still needed to hand out race packets, check bags and help children doing the “fun run,” organizers said online.
The race in its 36th iteration is scheduled for Sunday, May 17 and will include music this year from the all-women percussion group Batala Washington and the Stuart-Hobson Middle School marching band, as Hill Now reported.
The fundraiser for the Capitol Hill Cluster School — which includes a 10K, 3K and fun run for children — is expected to have more than 3,800 participants this year. Signups are still being accepted.
The race courses this year will be similar to last year’s courses, with the 10K starting at Peabody Elementary School, passing the Library of Congress and then heading east on East Capitol Street to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. It will then loop back to finish at Peabody. The 3K will start at Peabody, do a loop near Stanton Park and return to the school. And the fun run for kids will just lap Stanton Park.
To sign up to volunteer, see organizers’ online form.
Photo courtesy of Capitol Hill Classic/Djenno Bacvic Photography