What is the Bunny Hop race and who does it benefit?
The Bunny Hop is a 5K fun run/walk through Lyon Park and Ashton Heights. Our beneficiary is Bridges to Independence, which operates a family shelter in Lyon Park.
How many people typically sign up and how much money does the race generate for charity?
Typically, 600 runners sign up; last year, including sponsorship, we gave $21,000 to Bridges. Including this year, the 6th running of the race, we should hit $100,000 for our combined gifts since inception.
What are the hardest things about putting on such a race?
Getting sponsorships, getting 100+ volunteers, and getting police support (which is understaffed) for the race.
What do you need volunteers to do?
The race is hosted by Clarendon Methodist Church, but we need a lot of volunteers from the community to do things like distribute flyers weeks before the race, serve as course marshals at intersections on race day, and help with the block party afterwards.
Tell us more about the block party
The post-race block party is free and open to all. It will feature two live bands, a bag piper to kick off the race, bounce houses, face painting, and snacks.
How do people sign up to run the race and/or to volunteer?Register/volunteer at our website: ArlingtonBunnyHop.org. The race will start at 8:00 a.m. at N. 6th and Irving Streets on April 15th.