Cool Runnings: 24th Annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run Raises $225,000+

Sleet and snow couldn’t stop the momentum of the 400 attendees at the 24th annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run on April 9. Despite the spring snowstorm, participants at the event in Ashburn, Va., cheerfully participated in the day’ activities, including opening ceremonies, a post-race celebration, awards, and a variety of door prizes. The run generated more than $225,000 was raised for children and families. View photos.

Van Metre Companies has raised close to $2 million for Children’s National. This year, the funds will support Dr. Charles Berul, division chief of cardiology, and his team of 38 cardiologists, who are exploring new treatments for children with congenital heart disease.

“We are grateful for the longstanding support from our friends at Van Metre Companies,” Dr. Berul said. “The Van Metre Companies is one of our greatest supporters, and we are truly thankful.” 

Van Metre Companies is a private, multi-disciplinary real estate developer that has constructed more than 16,000 homes and several thousand apartments, as well as office buildings and shopping centers in Northern Virginia. 

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