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Aquathon in Memory of Jack Corkey

Come out to Herndon Community Center on December 8th for a fun water race in memory of 2005's Best of Reston recipient Jack Corkey.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote in this column about the combined efforts of my law firm, Abrams Landau, Ltd., and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation to promote bike safety to local children and their families.

Today I’m writing about another local cause that is near and dear to my heart.

Next month, the Herndon Community Center will be hosting an “aquathon” in memory of my good friend, Jack Corkey, a Reston resident and much-loved former owner of the Herndon and Vienna locations of the Great Harvest Bread companies.  Jack, who was awarded the Best of Reston in 2005, died suddenly in 2011 at the age of 66.

This fun and unique event will take place on Saturday evening, December 8.  It is an all-water biathlon:  It's a 1/2 mile pool swim at the lovely Herndon Community Center (you can even watch the race from the hot tub after your heat it done!) followed immediately by a 1/2 mile run, in sneakers, aquashoes, etc., in lanes of varying depth based upon your height!  The race is draft legal, but your hands must be below the water surface during the "run." There are many “correct styles”, and Jack and I used to laugh with the participants when we watched this fun, friendly event.  You can sauna, hot tub and/or shower afterwards (how many races can say that ?!!?).  If memory serves, the course record is held by HCC lifeguard Amy Van Antwerp.

Where else can you and your fans or coaches: film you "in competition" underwater; "trash talk" to you during a race; AND come home with not t-shirts, but cool boxers in memory of one of the great friends of Northern Virginia MultiSport Racing?  We’ll have GUs, snacks, prizes and of course “darned good” treats from our neighbors at Great Harvest Bread Company.  AND, it’s not early in the morning – you can even go out afterwards!

Please help me spread the word!

Contact Kerstin Severin of the Herndon Community Center for more information: 703-787-7300, x2128.  Or you can also call or email me at 703-796-9555 or doug@landaulawshop.com.  Check it out! I hope to see you there on the 8th.

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