We will meet at the 2121 K St. lobby, and the walk will be a loop up into Washington’s storied Kalorama neighborhood and back. On the way, this 2.9 mile (4.7 km) round-trip walk will pass DC’s famous Embassy Row before turning up Belmont Road in an effort to get as close as we possibly can to the homes of Barack & Michelle Obama, Ivanka Trump & Jared Kusher, and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos. On the return section of the loop, we will walk along Connecticut Ave. toward Dupont Circle, then cut down Florida Ave. to 21st St., passing the Phillips Collection art museum on our way back downtown.
Have a look at the route here
The Greater Washington Aviation Open (GWAO) is the largest aviation charity event in Washington, DC. It has attracted thousands of aviation, defense, and government leaders from all across the country and the world for over two decades.
The GWAO charity golf and tennis tournaments started in 1989 with the support of a few aviation associations, primarily, the Airport Consultants Council, the Air Line Pilots Association, the Air Transport Association, and the National Business Aircraft Association. The purpose of the tournament was to bring the aviation community together to enjoy a day out of the office, with fellow aviation industry leaders and friends, and to donate the proceeds from the event to a worthy cause.
This year’s GWAO event is scheduled for June 11, 2018. This year’s charities are: Airlink, the aviation industry’s disaster response organization www.airlinkflight.org, and Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), which provides free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes, through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. VAC’s priority is on the veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). www.veteransairlift.org
Use the button bellow to donate, or why not set up your own fundraising page and ask friends and family to support you? You may also raise money through activities at home or within the office and add it to your fundraising page. In addition, Informa will be making donations to local charities, click here to learn how to gain more for your charity.
We encourage our colleagues to donate $15 to the office charity when registering for the walk.