Light the Way 5K

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The logo for Light the Way 5K. It is the outline of a cartoon figurine filled with solid yellow running while his leg starts to wrap around the CLB purple lighthouse logo. The words "Light the Way" curve around the bottom.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) will host its 5th annual Light the Way 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Nationals Park, benefiting The many programs and services CLB provides to people of all ages who are blind, have low vision, and DeafBlind.

The Washington Nationals and Safeway will again be major sponsors of the event. Mark D. Lerner, Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals, and Steve Neibergall, President of Safeway’s Eastern Division are co-chairs of CLB’s Light the Way 5K.

Light the Way 5K debuted in 2011 with more than 600 runners, walkers and guides participating and more than doubled to over 1,300 participants in 2012. The event is designed to expand awareness about the comprehensive, integrated range of programs and services including low vision care and rehabilitation, job development training, and employment, offered through CLB to people of all ages who are visually impaired or blind, enabling them to maintain independent lives.

“From its inception in 1900, CLB has worked to reach individuals throughout the community who are in need of our services,” said Anthony J. Cancelosi, K.M., President and CEO of CLB. With the growing number of aging baby boomers and veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, demand has grown a great deal over the years and we must be prepared to accommodate the needs of the community.”

About Light the Way 5K

Light the Way 5K is a unique and competitive walk/run race that begins at Nationals Park A woman and a man running in the 5K while holding a large rubber band or tether between themand ends on the Nationals baseball field. The race is supported by various local and national businesses and supports programs and services to people who are blind or visually impaired in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Everyone is invited to participate. Opportunities are available to act as a guide to a runner or walker. For more information about the race, please visit www.lighttheway5k.org or watch our video recap from our 2014 event.