October 13, 2022
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 11), RUN! GEEK! RUN! hosted a post-race celebration and pizza lunch in Old Town North and presented Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia with a check for $45K, the proceeds from the 2022 RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K. Rita Foss, co-founder and advisor of Ironistic, the host of the race, shared her gratitude for the sponsors and volunteers, noting it wouldn’t be possible without their amazing support.
The coveted RUN! GEEK! RUN! bobblehead trophies numbered 90 this year, with one going to each of the top three finishers in each age group. Although many were given out, they can only be won–not purchased. Chris Foster, co-founder and president of Ironistic, shared that when Foss heard a father wanted to buy one for his son, she quickly responded “Just run faster next year!”
RUN! GEEK! RUN! 5K benefits a different Alexandria-based nonprofit each year and its success is dependent upon its sponsors. A big thank-you to all who sponsored, donated, participated, and volunteered for the race, and to SCAN Nova for their remarkable contributions to our local youth and our community. For more information, visit rungeekrun.com.