The Washington Redskins and Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) announced today the partnership and launch of the Redskins Back to Football 5K Race to kick off the 2013 NFL season.
The inaugural running event will take place at FedExField on Saturday, Sept. 7, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.
Debuting the weekend prior to the Redskins season home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN's Monday Night Football on Sept. 9, the Redskins Back to Football 5K features a unique running experience at FedExField, a post-race party with live entertainment and a Bud Light Beer Garden.
All participants will also receive an official "Redskins 5K" running shirt and kids can participate in the Redskins PLAY 60 Fun Run.
"The Back to Football 5K is an amazing opportunity for Redskins fans to come together in a positive and healthy way, all while benefiting the Charitable Foundation and the incredible youth serving organizations we partner with to give back to children in our community," said Redskins Executive Director for the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Jane Rodgers. "We are proud to host this dynamic running experience that celebrates that start of the season and illustrates the team's commitment to the health and wellness of our fans."
The Redskins Back to Football Run benefits the Redskins Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive impact on youth development in the greater Washington D.C. area, focusing on health and wellness, education and community outreach.
Part of the NFL Back to the Football Run Series, which features 5K and 10K races in partnership with the NFL and several of its member clubs, is expected hold more than a dozen races in their respective cities in 2013.
A majority of the running events will take place in conjunction with the opening weekend of the NFL season.
"We are thrilled to see this race embraced by the Redskins organization as running continues to evolve and reach passionate football fans," said Jamie Monroe, Event Director. "The NFL Back to Football Run Series welcomes families and fans of all ages to enjoy a fun day of celebration, while also making the positive choice to get moving and have a healthy lifestyle."
Registration is now open. To register for the race or for more information and a complete schedule of events, visit NFLRunSeries.com/redskins.
The Redskins Back to Football 5K is one of many events that demonstrate the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's commitment to ensuring Redskins fans of all ages stay active, Play 60 and combat childhood obesity.