Frequently Asked Questions
 
1. How do I begin?
Want to participate? Just register here and join us! You can now create and manage your own personal page, join or create a team, share your photos, goals and get sponsors. Can join but want to sponsor a participant or team? Click here for details. If you have further questions, please contact events@cleanenergyleaders.org.
 
2. What are the Race Options and Schedules?
There are two options, a 5k run or walk. These will take place rain or shine at 8:30 am.
 
**The run begins at 8:30 am. However, we strongly encourage everyone to arrive at 8:00 am to pick-up race shirts and warm-up. Immediately following the run/walk, we invite you to stay for fooddrinks, and prizes. Fletcher’s Cove has canoes and kayaks for rent, scenic hiking paths along the Potomac River, fishing, and miles of bike paths – make a day of it! We know we will.
 
3. Are there prizes available for participants? 
Yes. This year, we are offering prize for (1) Top Male & Female Finishers; (2) Most Creative Team Name; and (3) Top Company and Friends Team Fundraisers. Each participant will also receive a raffle ticket for other great prizes.
 
4. Where do I pick up my shirt?
Shirts will be ready for pick-up on the day of the race at the registration table. 
 
5. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner’s personalized page found on our website at. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of runners.  
 
6. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Race registration fees are not refundable.
 
7. Is parking available?  
There is ample bike and car parking available at Fletcher's Boat House. We strongly encourage everyone to carpool, take a ride-share, or bike. It is a short bike ride west from Georgetown along the C&O Canal Tow Path (gravel).
 
Fletcher's Boat House is located 2 miles North of Key Bridge and 1 mile South of Chain Bridge, at the intersection of Reservoir Road and Canal Road. You will know you have reached the entrance to Fletcher's when you see the Abner Cloud House, an old stone building, which is adjacent to the canal. From 495, take the Glen Echo exit. You will be on the Clara Barton Parkway. Follow the Clara Barton Parkway until it becomes Canal Road at Chain Bridge. Continue on Canal Road until the entrance of Fletcher's at Canal and Reservoir. From 66 East, take the Rosslyn exit to Key Bridge. Take a left onto Canal Road after crossing over Key Bridge. Bear left at Foxhall to stay on Canal Road, and continue onward until the entrance of Fletcher's at Canal and Reservoir. 
 
8. Do you have advice about fundraising? Yes! We are excited you have chosen to participate in Run for Clean Energy 5k! We’d like to show you just how simple it can be to raise $500 for our cause.
 
Are you ambitious and have set a higher goal for yourself than $500? Great! Simply adjust the minimum donation amount you’re asking of each potential donor and/or increase the number of people you’re going to ask.
 
 
  1. Donate to yourself.  It all begins with you!
  2. Ask 4 family members to donate $25.00 each.
  3. Ask 4 friends to donate $25 each.
  4. Ask 4 co-workers to donate $25 each.
  5. Ask your boss for a company contribution of $100.
  6. Ask 2 local business you frequent to donate $25 each.
$50
$100
$100
$100
$100
$50
  TOTAL $500
 
Use social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Send an e-blast and share what you are doing.  Include your personal fundraising page link as well, so they can donate immediately.  Ask friends for $25!  Try choosing a different group of friends to target each week.  The key is volume.  $25 a person adds up quickly.
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