GETTING DIRTY – MEET THE TEAM
Four of Young Government Leaders’ members are planning on getting down and dirty next month to benefit a good cause. Trust us, by down and dirty, we’re talking junk yards, mud, slop, old tires, and raging rivers. Sound disgusting…these YGL members didn’t think so…they thought it sounded like fun!!
YGL members Brennan Conaway (GSA), Kevin Dubs (GSA), Sterling Whitehead (Dept. of Navy), and Candace Riddle (NIGP) are putting on their red, white, and blue on April 30 to run a 5k through…yes…junk yards, rivers, and mud. The event, titled, RunAmuck Mud & Music Fest, features individuals, doubles, and teams of costumed and non-cotumed runners who hurdle over cars, swim across rivers, and army crawl through the mud.
BRENNAN CONAWAY (GSA) (in costume)
KEVIN DUBS (GSA)
CANDACE RIDDLE (NIGP)
STERLING WHITEHEAD (Dept. of Navy)
SLING SOME MUD…AND MONEY – MEET THE CHARITY
The event is all in the name of great fun and a wonderful cause. This year’s event benefits AmeriCares. AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs – and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs – for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. AmeriCares is currently on the ground in Japan providing disaster assistance and relief for individuals who have been affected by the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis; and they are also assisting with the current crisis in Libya.
They’re not just overseas though. They are also providing assistance here in the U.S. Some of their recent activities included assistance for flu shot vaccinations to the unemployed in Arizona.
OVER THE WALL ACROSS THE RIVER – THE COURSE
Given the obstacles, and the YGL team’s dedication to rocking a pair of AWESOME tube socks, there are sure to be many opportunities to catch one of us in a photo that will provide for many laughs.
TRY TO STAY CLEAN WHILE CHEERING – GETTING THERE
Arrive early – allow a minimum of one and a half hours to park, shuttle, & check-in. First race start is 9:30am sharp. There is very limited parking inside the park and you will be directed toward the metro if you attempt to park at Lake Needwood.
There will be a number of buses shuttling participants and spectators to the park. As a result of coordination with the Montgomery Police Dept., they requested that we direct participants to the metro in order to keep Needwood lanes clear for emergency vehicles. Please cooperate with us in this effort. Parking is free at the metro all weekend.
Rock Creek Regional Park – Lake Needwood
15700 Needwood Lake Circle
Rockville, MD 20855
15903 Somerville Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!