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Emma Cirks at the 2017 Race for Every Child

Emma's Story

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Born with three congenital heart defects, Emma’s first few months in the world weren’t what her parents were exepcting, but thanks to the care she received at Children’s National, she’s now a bubbly, active 4-year-old.

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Race Wrap-Up: Ben’s Run, Cherry Blossom Ten-Miler, Van Metre 5-Mile Run

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Children’s National supporters were off to the races on April 1, supporting three running events that raised a total of $442,000 to help kids grow up stronger. And registration is now open for the annual Race for Every Child 5K and Kids Dash on Oct. 21. Read summaries and view photos of Ben's Run, the Cherry Blossom Ten-Miler, and the Van Metre 5-Mile Run.

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Cool Runnings: 24th Annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run Raises $225,000+

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sleet and snow couldn’t stop the momentum of the 400 attendees at the 24th annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run on April 9. Despite the spring snowstorm, participants at the event in Ashburn, Va., cheerfully participated in the day’ activities, including opening ceremonies, a post-race celebration, awards, and a variety of door prizes. The run generated more than $225,000 was raised for children and families.


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