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Get Out, Get Moving, and Get Engaged: CPDC and Edgewood Community Partner for MBT 5K Run/Walk

CPDC is proud to sponsor, for the second year, the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  CPDC’s support for the MBT aligns with the organization’s Resident Services community building model, which includes health and wellness as one of five impact areas.  It also extends engagement with the broader community as CPDC plans for upcoming renovations at Edgewood Terrace that will take place over the next five years.

CPDC first redeveloped Edgewood Terrace in the late 1990s and has exciting plans for the revitalization of this community.  CPDC also hopes that the MBT will be an extension of the on-site fitness trail and stations that will be built as part of the Edgewood Terrace renovations.

The 8-mile MBT runs from Union Station in D.C. to Silver Spring in Maryland.  Running alongside the metro’s red line, the trail connects to the National Mall and passes through numerous vibrant and historic neighborhoods, including the backside of CPDC’s Edgewood Terrace community.

The idea for the MBT was conceived in 1988 and the first section of trail was built in 1998. The trail remains a work in progress, consisting of a mix of on-road and off-road sections.  In May 2010, a new section of trail – 1.5 miles from Franklin Street NE to L Street NE – opened, connecting Brookland, Edgewood, and Eckington to NoMa and downtown D.C.

In May 2011, community volunteers organized the first MBT 5K Run/Walk on the new section to promote further integration of the MBT into the community and to raise awareness and excitement about the trail.

CPDC invites everyone to join its staff and Edgewood Terrace residents in getting active and engaged on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Make sure to visit the CPDC table for giveaways and to hear about the exciting renovation plans for the Edgewood Terrace community!

Register for the MBT 5k Run/Walk.

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