HEALTH: Lace up for a good cause

In our featured photo, runners get ready to tear through Silver Spring at Pacer’s Earth Day 5K 2011, which benefited The Nature Conservancy (as it will again this year). Here are some other upcoming races.

Saturday, April 28

Ben Goldfogle 5K
Benefits Children’s National Medical Center
Race time: 8:30 am
Race start: Stonegate Elementary School, 14811 Notley Road, Silver Spring
Registration:bensrun.org

Sunday, April 29

Earth Day 5K
Sponsored by Pacers Silver Spring
and The Nature Conservancy
Race time: 8 am.
Race start: 8535 Fenton St., Silver Spring
Registration: pacersevents.com

Saturday, May 5

Pathways Schools 5K
Benefits academic, therapeutic, vocational and fitness components of the Pathways Schools program
Race time: 9:30 am
Race start: Sligo Creek Park
Registration: pathwayschools.org/funrun_info.htm

Sunday, May 6

Takoma Park Safe Routes to School 5K
Benefits local PTAs
Race time: 8-10 am.
Race start: Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park
Registration: tkpk5k.com

Kids hit the streets at last year's TKPK to benefit local schools. Photo by Erik Sharar.