Still time to “Race with Purpose”

Spring is in the air and this is a fantastic time to start your fundraiser. “Race with Purpose” is a new program sponsored by CORE Foundation that allow you to make the most of your Reston Sprint Triathlon experience by enjoying V.I.P Perks including custom RST tri tops, shorts and cycling jerseys while at the same time, helping out a neighbor. CORE created this opportunity because our athletes say they want to enhance their athletic endeavor beyond just personal accomplishment.

Many thanks to CORE Foundation’s top fundraisers so far! Those who have raised over $500:  Fred Aryan, Christina Romeo, Madeline Farmer, Taralyn Kohler, and Brigitta Toruno. CORE’s new Race with Purpose program has raised an additional $10,000 this year, with an additional $20,000 in pledges received. Funds raised will help those in our community who are in need.

Please come to our Meetup THIS Monday, 4/2. at Red’s Table in Reston, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. CORE Foundation’s Executive Director, Taralyn Kohler, will be there to answer your questions and brainstorm on how to make your campaign effective. Some athletes have chosen to enhance their campaign by writing a blog article and allowing us to share their story on social media. Here are some great examples. Those athletes who tell their story often meet their fundraising goals in a week and also share inspiration. After all, isn’t sharing inspiration what this is all about?

Our exciting prize packages for our fundraisers include:

Raise $500 and receive these perks:
Your $105 registration fee credited back OR a custom RST/CORE tri top or custom RST/CORE cycling jersey
Guaranteed early entry to register for 2019 RST
V.I.P. patch for your shirt
V.I.P. packet pick-up
Invitation to CORE Foundation’s end of year recognition celebration

Raise $1000 and receive the Complete V.I.P. Experience:
Your $105 registration fee credited back OR a custom RST/CORE cycling jersey

 Guaranteed early entry to register for 2019 RST
V.I.P. patch for your shirt
V.I.P. packet pick-up
Custom RST/CORE tri top and tri shorts (Valued at $200)
Your story and fundraiser featured on social media
Invitation to CORE Foundation’s end of year recognition celebration

Please note that if you intend to reach the $500+ levels, we must know your intention as the custom tri top and tri bottom and cycling jersey order will be placed on April 5th and we want to ensure that your size is included in the order. If you are able to come to the Meetup THIS Monday, 4/2, sample gear will be available to try on.

 Start your fundraiser today, and “Race with Purpose!



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Happy Birthday to Taralyn Kohler, Exec Dir, CORE Foundation

Happy Birthday Taralyn, and thank you for all the good work that you do for us and the community!

As Executive Director of CORE Foundation the positive impact you have instilled into our organization has been innovative and inspirational. We are proud to have you as a member of our team! Congratulations on your achievements and we look forward to your future triumphs!

Please see more about Taralyn and the innovation she has brought to CORE Foundation since serving as Executive Director. Taralyn inspires us all to BE the CHANGE!

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Friends of Reston – Nature Center 5K Race/Walk to be held on April 14th

Join the Friends of Reston for the 15th Annual Nature Center 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Walker Nature Center in Reston, VA. The Walker Nature Center is the home of environmental education in Reston. Funds raised will support facility enhancements, educational exhibits and programs. The mission of the Nature Center is to foster environmental stewardship in the community.

The rolling and beautiful 5K course is run on paved paths and woodchipped trails through forested parkland and neighborhoods. Walkers and children are welcome. Pets and strollers are not permitted.

Post-race festivities include an awards ceremony with medals and prizes for overall finishers, plus men’s and women’s 10-year age categories, three deep. Refreshments are served after the race, and there are random drawings by bib number for a multitude of prizes. All children under 13 will receive a participation prize.

Pre-registered participants will receive a race t-shirt. Walk-ins will receive t-shirts as supplies last.


Volunteers are needed. Contact or call 703-435-7986 to volunteer. To become a sponsor, or donate a prize, contact Katie Shaw at or call 703-435-6510.

Hosted by Friends of Reston, a 510c3 supporting organization. Donations above race entry fees are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

Event details and schedule

Online registration ends on Tuesday, April 10. Packet pick-up will be held Friday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm at the Walker Nature Center’s Nature House, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA (the race site). Walk-in registration and packet pick-up are also available on race day beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Race start time is 8:00 a.m. Please park on Glade Drive.

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