Washington Redskins Get Fans Pumped: 5K Race to Start 2013 NFL Season

By Thomas Ford
Redskins Fans
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins fans are pumped for the 2013 NFL Season and team officials know it. To celebrate the upcoming year, a Redskins Back To Football 5K Race will held at FedEx Field on Saturday, Sept. 7.

In the 2012 NFL Draft, the Redskins, while under the leadership of head coach Mike Shanahan and team owner Daniel Snyder, decided to gamble on rookie QB prospect Robert Griffin III. To say the least, after trading three first round draft picks and a second round selection, Washington fans were extremely anxious and unsure if they could believe in the already controversial Redskins leadership. All eyes were on Griffin.

The 2012 NFL Season gave hope for Washington fans. Shanahan led Griffin and the Redskins to win their first NFC East Division Title in over a decade and secure a chance at the Super Bowl. Poised for a great 2013 football season, fans once again have have hopes — just this time, they are legitimate.

The Redskins and the Competitor Group, Inc. partnered together for the 5K race, and announced that a portion of the benefits will go directly to the Washington Redskins charitable foundation. After the race, there will be entertainment with a Bud Light Beer Garden. Runners will also receive participation t-shirts.

Executive Director of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation — Jane Rogers — stated that the race was a way to give back to children in the community and, “illustrate the team’s commitment to the health and wellness of our fans.”

More information on registration and a full schedule of events can be found online.

Thomas is a Sports Writer writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @tmford88, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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