Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

September 29, 2005|By ANNA EISENBERG

Race for the Cure

The lowdown -- On Saturday, Federal Hill welcomes the annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Race for the Cure. Races take place in cities all over the country, and last year, more than 20,000 people participated in the Maryland races. This year's participants can take part in a 5K Run, 5K Walk or 1 mile Family Fun Walk, which Ronald McDonald is scheduled to lead. The event promotes breast-cancer awareness and raises money for breast-cancer research and treatment.

If you go -- Registration tents open at 6 a.m. Saturday and the aerobic warm-up takes place at 7 a.m. The 5K run begins at 8 a.m., the 5K walk at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 mile fun walk at 9 a.m. Race festivities will begin on the B Lot of M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St. There will be limited parking at the stadium and at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Visit komenmd.org or call 410-433-RACE.

Scleroderma walk

The lowdown -- Scleroderma involves the abnormal growth of connective tissue, which supports the skin and internal organs. Volunteers will walk through Rock Creek Regional Park on Sunday to spread knowledge about scleroderma. There's a 1K walk for children under 12 and a 5K walk for older participants. Proceeds will benefit the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Washington.

If you go -- The walk will take place at Rock Creek Regional Park, 6700 Needwood Road in Rockville, Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and costs $25 for adults, $10 for children and $50 per family. Call 703-938-2191 or visit scleroderma.org/steppingout/dc.htm.

Food festival

The lowdown -- For a culinary experience, visit the Taste of Bethesda festival Saturday. This 16th annual celebration of food and music showcases the best of Bethesda's restaurant community. More than 50 restaurants will be represented, and visitors can sample their dishes for a small fee. Four stages will feature a variety of musical acts, from reggae to Latin to dance performances. A children's area will include cookie-decorating, face-painting and prizes.

If you go -- The event is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will take place in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle -- along Fairmont, Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell and Del Ray and Auburn avenues, three blocks from the Bethesda Metro station. Parking and admission are free. Free trolleys will be available to transport festivalgoers from their cars to the event. Call 301-215-6660 or visit bethes da.org.

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