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A 5K for ThyCa


A 5K for ThyCa
Run, Walk, or Donate From Your Home
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Hosted by George Washington University School of Medicine's chapter of the Arnold Gold Humanism Society 

Race Details and Route 

Dear Washington, DC, Community: 

Thank you to everyone who has already shown interest and support of our 5K for ThyCa and thyroid cancer awareness!  

Please plan to join us on Sunday, March 16th!

What: A 5K Race to raise awareness of thyroid cancer. Running, walking, and prancersicing are all acceptable!

Where: Rock Creek Park

When: Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Arrive at 7:30 a.m. to sign-in and stretch. Start time is 8 a.m.  All will finish strong by 9:30 a.m.!

Why: To support ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. ( a non-profit organization that supports individuals affected by thyroid cancer, as well as providing free publications and educational events, plus funding for research on thyroid cancer.  We chose ThyCa specifically in support of our classmate who was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Who: Hosted by George Washington University School of Medicine's chapter of the Arnold Gold Humanism Society


We are asking for a minimum $25 to participate. All funds will be donated to ThyCa. 

A. If You Plan to Attend and Take Part:

Here are the 2 steps:

1.  Please register/donate by clicking this link.

(Or else fill out the mail-in form that will be attached to this web page, and mail it to ThyCa) and indicate that you would like the donation to be in honor of "GWU Med." )

 2. Please also sign up here.

so that we can look for you on Race Day, and match your registration to your donation: 

B. If You Cannot Attend and Would Still Like To Donate,

 please Click on the same link     

and indicate "GWU Med" to donate.

Thank you so much for your support!  We would love to have the whole community involved.

Please forward this message and spread the word to your family and friends.


GWU Gold Humanism Society 

Race Details and RouteUpdate: March 14th

Hello everyone!

There’s still time to take part, donate from your home, or do both, for the 5K for ThyCa this Sunday, March 16th, in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. 

If you plan to attend, arrival time is 7:30 a.m., and the 5K starts at 8 a.m. If you’ve already signed up to race, or have donated, thank you very much.

Here are more details.

The Route

We have updates regarding the route: please see the attached document for directions to the starting point and the 5K race route.

The starting location will be near the park entrance to Rock Creek Park at the intersection of 16th street and Kennedy.  We will have signs and people who will direct you to the exact starting position!   



From Downtown Washington, DC

  • Take 16th Street all the way up to Kennedy Street NW
  • Turn left onto Kennedy Street NW
  • Take the first left into parking area (you will see the tennis stadium court)

Public transportation:

There are several buses that are available that travel along 16th street.


T-shirts will be distributed on race day.  Be sure to arrive on-time (7:30 a.m.) to receive a t-shirt; we have a limited amount!


If you have already donated, THANK YOU!  If you have not, please be sure to donate before race day.  We have a list from ThyCa of those who have donated, and we will cross-reference this list when you register.  IMPORTANTLY, the park service does not allow transactions on the site, so please make sure to make your donation before Sunday. 

You can donate here.

Indicate "GWU MED" so that your name will be listed at registration. 

Continue to spread the word and encourage your friends and family to join!

Thank you,

The 5K Hosts and Organizers 

Gold Humanism Society,
GWU chapter
George Washington University
School of Medicine, 2014