Our running festival partners:


Mason District Running Festival: September 22, 2018 at Mason District Park in Annandale, VA. To learn more about the event and to register click here.​​

Rise, Run, and Shine

Running Videos​​

Past Events

Rise Run Shine Running Festival: March 31, 2018 at Wakefield Park in Annandale, VA.

Results, Photos, Videos 

Mason District Running Festival: 2016, 2017 at Mason District Park in Annandale, VA

Results, Photos, Videos


Our first event took place in 2012 - Ajvar 5K Run and Walk in Arlington, VA. It celebrated Macedonian independence and it was a fundraising event, which beneficiary was an orphanage in Macedonia. With a help of individual and corporate donors we raised around $5,000.00. Success of the event led to its multiplication a year later, when it was organized simultaneously at three locations: Arlington, VA, New York City, NY, and Ann Arbor, MI. Compared to the previous year the amount of donations for the orphanage in Macedonia doubled in 2013.

After a few years break from organizing running events we brought in September 2016 Mason District Running Festival to Annandale, VA. It traditionally takes place on a first Fall Saturday. In 2018 we added Rise Run Shine Running Festival to the list, which takes place at the end of March.

Past Event Websites:

Rise Run Shine Running Festival

Mason District Running Festival

Ajvar 2012

Ajvar 2013