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The Run! Geek! Run! 5k raises support the Equal Footing Foundation.
The consistent growth of tech-based economy in Northern Virginia over the past three decades has led to the rise of a number of corporations in the region that are at the forefront of technological innovation and advancement. The Equal Footing Foundation (formerly called the NVTC Foundation) was founded in 1999 by Northern Virginia Technology Council members to provide a means for the region’s technology leaders to contribute positively to local communities.
The foundation is a 501 C(3) nonprofit established to foster youth education and development, empowering area students through shaping their professional and technical skills, and teaching them to be leaders within the community and beyond. The Clubhouse Programs have been designed to maximize the advantage of being located in a global epicenter for technological advancement, and many of the Foundation’s programs involve collaboration with surrounding companies, universities and government agencies.
In the spring of 2006, the name of the foundation was changed from the NVTC Foundation to the Equal Footing Foundation to better reflect its mission of youth development and education. The underlying goal of the foundation is to level the playing field so that aspiration and intelligence are not obstructed by race, creed or economic circumstance.
Join runners of all abilities in the 7 th annual Run! Geek! Run! charity 5K. The race will take place at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center in Fairfax, VA on Sunday, September 27. All the proceeds will go to support the Equal Footing Foundation, a Virginia based nonprofit focused on youth development and education and is the charitable arm of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).
The Equal Footing Foundation (www.efooting.org) is a non-profit that works to level the playing field for disadvantaged youth in Northern Virginia by presenting them with opportunities to achieve their full potential through youth development and educational initiatives. Their core program focuses on science, technology, engineering and math-centered activities delivered through an after-school initiative called the Computer Clubhouse.
All runners of every level are welcome. So bring friends and family along with you. Also top finishers in their age groups and race participants are eligible for prize drawings. So come out and help support Run! Geek! Run! raise money for the Equal Footing Foundation.
- Kirsten Yee
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