by May 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm 0

From Allison Acosta. Email her at allison[AT]


Come to the Marie Reed Elementary School on Sunday. (Courtesy of Yachad)

This Sunday, May 5, Yachad (yah-khad) will be hosting a Grown Up Field Day (ages 18+) at Marie Reed Elementary School full of obstacle courses, relay races, mind challenges and field games, all with a home-repair twist. The competition will run from 11:45 am to 3 pm and will be followed with bar specials in Adams Morgan.

Teams of four to six people will compete for glory, beer specials and bragging rights, as well as prizes. The best team, worst team and best-costumed team will receive prizes from partners including Balance Gym, Pleasant Pops, Vita Coco, KIND Snacks and others. Other partners include Millie & Al’s, Grand Central, The Blaguard, Tryst, Kickball365, Landshark Lager, Captain Cookie and the Milk Man, Los Lobos Burrito Cart and more.

Individual or team registration is open for $25/participant. Limited individual registration will be open the day of for an additional $10/participant. Marie Reed is at 2201 18th Street NW.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the event will benefit Yachad and its young professionals network, Yachad United. Yachad’s mission is to bring communities together by preserving affordable homes and revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the DC area. Yachad United needs to raise money in order to complete two large scale repair projects throughout the year. Not coincidentally, one of the repair projects will take place at Marie Reed Elementary School.

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