Nina Brekelmans Memorial Scholarship 5K

Washington, DC

In memory of Nina Brekelmans, the Georgetown Running Club, in partnership with the Georgetown Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, is hosting the Nina Brekelmans Memorial Scholarship 5K on March 19, 2016. All proceeds raised from the race will be donated towards the Nina Brekelmans Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at Georgetown University and will contribute to preserving Nina's legacy of goodwill and women's empowerment in the Middle East.

Course Information

The 5K course provides an opportunity to tour many highlights of the Georgetown University campus in addition to a stretch of the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) canal path often frequented by Nina during her time at Georgetown.

The race will start and finish on iconic Copley Lawn. Runners cross campus towards Canal Road, where they follow the sidewalk before looping through a tunnel onto the C&O canal path. The race heads out and back along the path before returning through the tunnel, along Canal Road and back to campus. Runners circle Cooper Field before navigating towards the start/finish line. We regret that the course is neither stroller nor pet friendly, but we appreciate your understanding. 


  • $30 (early registration level) available through March 10, 2016
  • $35 (late registration level) available from March 11, 2016 through race day
  • $20 (student discount with ID) 
All registration fees contribute to the Nina Brekelmans Scholarship Fund thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Cooper Standard Foundation. Registrants will also receive a custom race t-shirt as part of the entry fee.

Directions and Parking 

Visitors should use 3611 Canal Road NW as the address when mapping directions using GPS. Click here for detailed driving directions to campus

Parking for all university visitors is available in the Southwest Garage, accessible via Canal Road NW. This garage is free on the weekends.  This map includes directions from the SW Garage and the Front Gate to the ICC. 

About the Cooper Standard Foundation 

The mission of the Cooper Standard Foundation is to "strengthen the communities in which Cooper Standard employees work and live through the passionate support of children's charities, education, health and wellness, and community revitalization." We are thankful for their overwhelming support of this race and the scholarship endowment at Georgetown University.   

Race Day

Day-of registration, packet pickup, and bag check will occur inside the Edward B. Bunn S.J. Intercultural Center (ICC) located nearby the start/finish line. The raceday schedule is as follows: 

  • 7:00 a.m. - Registration at the ICC
  • 8:00 a.m. - Race start
  • 9:30 a.m. - Recognition ceremony and awards at the ICC

Post-race Ceremony 

Participants are encouraged to attend the post-race recognition ceremony honoring Nina's passions and legacy. 

Packet Pickup

Runners may collect race packets from the Pacers Running 14th Street location on March 18 from 11 am - 8 pm. Day-of pickup is also available in the ICC.

Share the word and stay in touch

If you'd like to receive further updates on additional legacy projects underway in memory of Nina, please register here. You can also stay in touch via Facebook. Thanks for your interest! 

When & Where

Mar 19, 2016


7:00 AM

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