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17th Annual Jolly Fat Man's Run
Meet for a warm-up in front of Mon Ami Gabi (7239 Woodmont Avenue) and the race will take place on the Capital Crescent Trail (corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Ave--4800 Bethesda Avenue)
4800 Bethesda Avenue
About This Event
The "JOLLY FAT MAN'S RUN" is the most fun and unique charity event you'll attend all year!
And it just got better. We are happy to announce our long-time food sponsor RiRa in Bethesda is back again with us this year. They promise a large breakfast buffet and plenty of hot food even for those that want to run a longer distance. And they are just one block away from the run’s start/finish.
The Sergeant's Program has dragged its recruits, friends, and one Jolly Fat Man out of bed for a FUN run/walk down the Capital Crescent Trail benefiting Operation Second Chance, a non-profit organization that helps wounded, injured, and ill combat veterans and their families every day.
We are expecting our usual great crowd of runners. Don’t be left out. Get your family, friends and neighbors together for a great time and a great cause! You'll get a cool long sleeve shirt and hot breakfast and post run party at RiRa!
Remember, this is the last running event of the season. It's laid back, no clocks, and no specific distance, just fun. Want to run three miles, it's cool by us. Want to run 14 miles to Georgetown and back, go for it! There will be plenty of food waiting for you at the finish line.
Please note: In the event the run is cancelled due to weather for example, we will reschedule as soon as possible. Donations will not be refunded.
Our FUN Run/Walk will start at the Capital Crescent Trail and head toward Georgetown.
How far is the run? Who knows! It's down and back, so it's up to you! Go 4, 6, 10 miles or more!
Just make it back to the starting line by 10am and head to RiRa one block away, to get your hot breakfast. They are serving from 9-10:30am and they promise Fat Man runners extra food! Water and bathrooms are also available at Fletcher's Boat House, 1/2 way to Georgetown at about the seven mile mark.
Please note: In the event the run is cancelled, we will reschedule as soon as possible. Donations will not be refunded. Please note. We will have a special packet pick up for those that missed the run and it will be announced at Fat Man's and via email. Shirt colors are subject to change due to supplier's inventory.
When you register please consider making an extra $5 donation for Operation Second Chance and you will be included in a chance to win some incredible raffle prizes provided by our sponsors and some local merchants.
Early Packet Pick-Up/Happy Hour
Thursday, December 13th from 6:00pm-9:00pm, a Happy Hour Packet Pick Up at RiRa in Bethesda. Friends welcome. They are offering dinner and drink specials for run attendees. Have you ever had fun like this picking-up a race-bag before? We didn’t think so!
Run-Day Packet Pick-Up
To keep things fun and easy, packet pick-up will be AFTER the run so you can start your fun run without worrying about where to put your belongings.
RiRa will be offering drink specials during breakfast, because you’ll deserve it! Bring your cash and a little extra for raffle tickets. We'll also be raffleing away more prizes!
We would like to thank Operation Second Chance and RiRa for being headline sponsors of this year’s Jolly Fat Man’s run!
Your support makes The Jolly Fat Man's Run more and more successful every year!