All proceeds go to support the Fairfax Law Foundation and its programs providing free legal services to individuals in need and law-related education for kids
Vendors and sponsors encouraged to participate
FAIRFAX, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Law Day, the Fairfax Law Foundation will host the 1st Annual Run for Justice 5K race on Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Tyson's Corner, Virginia at Sport & Health Fitness. All proceeds will support the Fairfax Law Foundation, which provides free legal services to underserved populations, youth development and education related to law and the justice system.
For additional information, or to register, please visit www.fairfaxlawfoundation.org. The entry fee for the Run for Justice 5K is $25 through April 15 and $30 through Friday, April 30. Registration the weekend of the race including race day is $35.
All registrants and volunteers will receive race t-shirts. Following the race, food and drinks will be available and awards will be given to the top five overall male and female finishers as well as the top three finishers in five year age increments -- 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, etc. Whether running individually or as part of the Team Challenge, there is a place for runners of all ages at the Run for Justice 5K.
"The inaugural Run for Justice 5K is a great opportunity for people to come out and celebrate Law Day -- a tradition begun by President Eisenhower to draw attention to the rule of law and its importance to our society," said Gerry Stegmaier, at attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Fairfax Law Foundation board member. "Everyone knows how expensive legal services can be but few people realize how many free services are available and the efforts legal professionals undertake through programs such as the Fairfax Law Foundation to try and make sure help is available to those who cannot afford it when they need it. At the same time, civic education for kids faces increasing budget cuts and the Fairfax Law Foundation has stepped in to ensure that programs such as court tours for area middle schoolers continue."
For information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities for the 2010 Run for Justice 5K, contact Gerry Stegmaier, [email protected], or call 202-973-8809.
About the Fairfax Law Foundation
The Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF) is a 501(C)(3) non profit charity whose mission is to serve the community by: providing legal and other assistance to the indigent and those with special needs; providing law-related community education programs; and promoting access to and improvements in the justice system. The Foundation's pro bono programs include Wills on Wheels, an effort to help low income and other underserved populations receive information on estate and related planning as well as the Family Law Access Project which helps with family law matters including child custody, divorce, support and adoption for low income and impoverished individuals. The Foundation also funds law-related education programs including court tours for Fairfax County middle school students, education relating to the legal and medical consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, the legal consequences of gang related activities, and provides students an opportunity to participate in mock legal proceedings. The Foundation also provides Fairfax County teachers with information and tools to help inform students of their constitutional rights and about legal issues facing children today, including discrimination and domestic issues. Through these and other efforts Fairfax Law Foundation is able to promote the rule of law and enhance access to and appreciation of the role of justice in our community.
SOURCE Fairfax Law Foundation