Raffa Kicks off Eli Gilbert Memorial Ride & Run

Banner at 1st annual Eli Gilbert Memorial Run/WalkOn Saturday, October 13th, the 2012 Eli Gilbert Memorial Ride & Run was held at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, VA to honor the life and memory of Eli Gilbert, the loving son of our Raffa colleague and friend, Jean Gilbert, and to raise money for Nick’s Place.

Eli died five days after his 21st birthday, so this event offered both a 21-mile bike ride along the Mt. Vernon Trail and a 5k run/walk along the Alexandria waterfront.

Participants sign post commemorating Eli Gilbert Memorial Run/Walk60 participants of the inaugural event raised $4,000 for a nonprofit that helps young men like Eli – Nick’s Place.

This was the first of what will be annual an annualEli Gilbert Memorial Ride & Run. We encourage to you to follow Eli’s Ride & Run on Twitter and to “like” the Eli Gilbert Ride & Run on Facebook to stay updated for next year’s Ride & Run.

See more photos from this year’s event via Flickr.

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