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Disability Community! Join us for the #FitAnthem5K!

We are inviting you to join us for the Anthem FitAnthem5K!

On October 5, Anthem Associates will participate in the #FitAnthem5k — an annual event to promote health and wellness across all parts of the Anthem Community. The #FitAnthem5K is a virtual 5K that can be done at any location and is intended for all fitness levels and abilities.

As a part of our support of all individuals with disabilities, we are coordinating with Disabled Sports USA, National Council on Independent Living, and the US Association of Blind Athletes to conduct an informal, in-person 5K in Washington. We invite any members of the disability community to join us as we promote health and wellness and recognize disability identity. For our annual virtual fitness challenge, you may exercise alone or gather in certain locations to exercise as a group. Remember, you can run, walk, roll, push, or skip – you choose the activity and pace that works best for you. The goal is to simply get moving, however you’d like, at your own pace. And don’t forget to use Twitter to post your personal finish line pictures using hashtag – #FitAnthem5K.

The in person 5k will begin:

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Meet at 9:30 a.m. – Get moving at 10:00 a.m.
  • Statue of the Three Servicemen – National Mall

Participants will meet at the Three Servicemen Statue (located on the grounds of the Vietnam War Memorial on the National Mall near Constitution Avenue NW between 21st and 22nd Streets). From there the 5K will take a route that will visit the FDR Memorial, wrap around The Tidal Basin, past the World War II Memorial and Washington Monument, before concluding at the Lincoln Memorial.

To participate, RSVP to Cara Liebowitz at cara@ncil.org with your name and e-mail address. We will confirm you to participate, and ensure that you are with us on the day of the event.

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