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Race Through The Heart Of The BCCRS Response Area
The race starts next to the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad station 5020 Battery Ln. Bethesda, MD 20814. Here local volunteers have been answering the call for over 76 years. You can drop off your bag, soak up the atmosphere, and get ready to support your local world-class rescue squad mile by mile.
The course loops through the heart of Bethesda and features fast running on Old Georgetown Rd, Beech Dr, Linden La, Pooks Hill Rd, Fairmont Ave, and Woodmont Ave, with a couple of good hills on Rockville Pike/355 to keep you on your toes. Along the route, you will pass by Suburban hospital, the closest trauma center, and through just a small fraction of the neighborhoods in the BCCRS response area.
You will finish at “Rescue 1” (what members call the station), close to the start on Battery Lane. Here you can celebrate, enjoy your achievement, and enjoy post-race festivities.
Registered participants and volunteers will receive an exclusive Rescue 1 Run T-shirt. This years, overall winners and age-group category winners will receive gift cards!
Support Your Local Rescue Squad
When you choose to run the Rescue 1 Run with us you are choosing to support your local fire rescue organization. This event is hosted by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad and all proceeds from the event go to benefit the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. This money stays in your community to serve you and your neighbors with state of the art emergency medical, fire, and rescue services. The Rescue Squad does not receive regular appropriated funds from any local, state, or federal government. Instead, we raise almost all of our $2 million annual operating budget from individual donors, foundations, businesses, and occasional state and federal grants. The Rescue Squad is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Through your participation, you are directly supporting your community heroes.