Teens and College Adults Rock 2013 Race2College

Alhamedellah Race2College has achieved another milestone with over 50% increase in participation in its second year compared to the first year in 2012. The 2013 Race2College brought wide attention from Baltimore City officials and US Congress representative Elijah Cummings. The 2013 Race2College has witnessed an increase in the number of participating teens.

Pre-Teens Bracket (8-11)
Jadyn Peterson – Bryant Woods Elementary (First Place)
Maryam Hijazi – Brooke Grove Elementary (Second Place)
Maryum Nassar – Clarksville Middle School (Third Place)
Jannah Nassar – Clarksville Elementary School (Third Place)

Teens Bracket (12-17)
Jake Parker – River Hill High School at 19 minutes and 30 seconds (First Place – All Brackets)
Mostafa Halawa – Clarksville Middle School at 21:30 (Second Place – All Brackets)
Nada Ibrahim – Towson High School (3rd Place)

College Adults (18-22)
Ali Yusuf – University of Maryland Baltimore County (1st Place)
Moustafa Nassar – Towson High School (2nd Place)
Ahmed Ibrahim – University of Maryland Baltimore County (3rd Place)

Adults (22+)
Hassan Bashir – Baltimore County (1st Place)
Muhammad Ishaq – Prince George’s County (2nd Place)
Wail Hijazi – Montgomery County (3rd Place)

For full details read below

Druid Hill Park Details

Druid Hill Park will host the 2013 Race2College race

Park Map

Druid Hill Park Map


Race will start at Columbus monument at the intersection of Swann Drive and Hanlon Dr (Number 1 Purple on the map). Parking is available on Swann Drive in adjacent areas. The race will be 3 loops around the lake and end at Cherry groves (Number 10 Green on the map) Please see map available here http://www.race2college.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Druid-Hill-Park-Map.jpg

Park Address:
2600 Madison Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

Please bring proper footwear. T-shirts will be given out to participants.

Race starts at 8:45 am sharp inshaa Allah.

No registration after 8:10 am.

All participants need to be checked in and ready no later than 8:30 am.

Benefits of Running

Your Participation might encourage you to start running regularly. Benefits?

  • Not only will you be running to help college students get their degree, but you will also be getting healthy at the same time!
  • Build strong bones as it is a weight-bearing excercise.
  • Lose fat and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Improve the health of your heart and reduce the risks of heart attack or high blood pressure.
  • Boost your mental health.
  • Release endorphines in your brain, which are chemicals that enhance mood and help relieve stress
  • Better sleep
  • Raise your self-esteem
  • Good mood.

More information on the benefits of running can be found here

Tips for a good run – http://completerunning.com/archives/2006/09/12/100-beginner-running-tips/

Learn to Run – http://www.active.com/running/Articles/Can_Running_Technique_Be_Taught_.htm

Advice from the health care field – http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2009-mchi/5168.html

Advice from the sports field – http://www.livestrong.com/article/500212-why-is-running-important/

Catholic Youth Ministry Joins Race2College Sponsors

St. Louis CYM is committed to the total personal growth of young people. Race2College welcomes their support and looks forward to more joint activities with the Catholic youth group. The youth group is active and a big supporter of outreach, one recent contribution was during the summer of 2012 when over 35 youth from CYM participated in constructing homes for low income families in DE.


Enterprise Community Investments a National Leader in Affordable Housing

Today’s sponsor is Enterprise Community Investments, a national affordable housing syndicator. For 30 years, Enterprise has introduced solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and other partners that share our vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life.

Since 1982, Enterprise has raised and invested more than $11.5 billion in equity, grants and loans to help build or preserve nearly 300,000 affordable rental and for-sale homes to create vital communities and more than 410,000 jobs nationwide.

Headquartered in Columbia, Md., Enterprise has offices and an on-the-ground presence across the United States. They offer a range of financial products and programs to improve and increase the supply of affordable housing as well as revitalize communities.

Home of the Heart, Dar us Salaam’s new Campus Joins Our Sponsor List

A Bold Step for the Sake of Allah

With Allah’s permission, the Dar-us-Salaam community is embarking on a new, bold and exciting phase of its development — to acquire a 66-acre property in Howard County, Maryland which would serve as its new education and community campus. The campus will serve in shaa Allah as a hub for education, community service, and da’wa for Muslims in the region as well as Muslims across the nation. Join us as we build for the future, trusting in Allah and seeking acceptance from Him alone.

Click here to learn more about this ambitious project – http://homeoftheheart.org/

Welcome to the Race 2 College

Islamic Leadership Institute of America (ILIA) is pleased to announce in honor of Islamic History Month the official Race 2 College. This race event is scheduled to take place, with the support and will of our Lord and your sponsorship, on Saturday, October 27th 2012 from 7am – 10am at Centennial Park in Howard County.

The purpose of the race is to raise $20,000 for college students scholarships. ILIA plans inshaa Allah on providing 20-40 students scholarships during fall 2012 and spring 2013.

To read more about the increase in number of college student drop-outs and an article in the Muslim Link on Race 2 College click here.

To participate in the race, sponsor runners, or volunteer, click on the appropriate tabs above.