Off topic and maybe a bit commercial in nature, but it's also DC United related. United for DC, the charitable arm of DC United, is one of the 13 beneficiaries of the Acumen Race for the Cure on November 1 in Arlington. But United for DC's receipt of funds -- that will be put into programs both soccer and non-soccer related for children in the city -- is dependent on the number of people that sign up for the race and choose United for DC as their beneficiary. Here's more on the race itself and how to register: http://www.acumensolutions.com/theraceforacause/index.html And more about United for DC: http://www.dcunited.com/community/united-dc It's an 8k (5 miles). I can already heard the grumbling. So I'll just say this: you don't need to finish or even start the race to help the charity. You just need to register. It's only $ 30 through 10/31 and $ 35 on race day. Thanks.