• 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day 5K Run & Fitness Walk
Begins at 8 a.m. at the MLK Plaza Metrorail Station: 6205 NW 27th Ave.
Participant numbers and T-shirts must be picked up at race site between 6:30 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.
At 10 a.m., a moving unity celebration will feature Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and other religious leaders ledging to continue Dr. King’s work for social and spiritual change through interfaith collaboration. Taking place at the parade starting line, the signing of a written covenant will be followed by the national anthem performed by a military band, and the Blessing of the Community by clergy from various traditions. Additional entertainment will follow until the parade begins.
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.