D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called on all residents to attend the fifth annual #FITDC Fresh Start 5K walk and run in the Capitol Riverfront on New Year’s Day.
The fun run fitness activity is part of the mayor’s #FITDC initiative which is administered by the D.C. Department of Health (DOH) and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). All District residents are encouraged to participate in the eventb.
Bowser launched #FITDC for all eight wards of the city as Mayor-Elect on January 1, 2015. The complete health and wellness initiative links communities to physical fitness resources, offering “Ward Walks” and other fitness events for all D.C. residents.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) December 23, 2018
After hosting the fourth annual walk last year, Mayor Bowser said that the Fit D.C. Fresh Start 5K was her favorite way to kick off the New Year in which hundreds of Washingtonians, young and old, cheer for each other and have fun.
“The 5K is the perfect way to bring together Washingtonians from all eight wards and get the celebration started,” she said.
Every year, the run is held at different locations so that individuals from all wards of the District can join in. Previously the event was held at places like Anacostia Park, the Woodley Park neighborhood, the Kingman Park neighborhood, and East Potomac Park.
You can register here for the event.