Uniting our community through engaging activities that raise awareness and support local causes.
Who we are:
Established in 2010, Reston Challenge Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization. Formed by two locals dedicating their free time to create fun and engaging ways to raise support for worthy causes. It is our hope to inspire others to become a truly integral part of the Reston community.
What we do:
From time to time Reston Challenge will hold a charity event in Reston. The first event, held in October 2010, was a scavenger hunt and trivia test in and around the Reston Town Center. People registered as teams to complete a set course by answering questions, finding clues, and completing challenges. Prizes were awarded for various categories. The main purpose of the challenge was to have fun and support a good cause. All proceeds from the first event went to the Alzheimer’s Association to help find a cure. The 2011 event was cancelled due to an unexpected autumn snow storm that swept up the east coast. On May 12, 2012 our Spring Festival at Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza rocked-out with local music groups, local foods, local beers & wines, and a couple thousand local Reston residents. All profits from the event went to 4Paws Rescue (The group receiving the most votes in the 2011 survey asking: Who should we support at our next festival?)
Since inception, Reston Challenge Inc has partnered and supported several people and organizations in the Greater Reston area. In 2010-13 Reston Challenge also focused on supporting the growth of the Virginia Junior Chamber of Commerce’s local Reston Chapter (Reston Jaycees), which in early 2013 became the Reston Young Professionals (RestonYP).
Starting in 2013 and continuing to today, Reston Challenge’s primary effort is to support the mission of the RestonYP by allowing RestonYP to function without the collection of dues from its over 500 local members. The RestonYP/ Reston Challenge partnership strengthens both groups, enabling them to focus in unison on volunteering in and supporting Reston Community.
We are very thankful for all the support we have received from volunteers, partners, corporate sponsors, and all the folks in Reston and the surrounding areas who support us by attending events. In the coming years, we hope that the Reston Challenge can become bigger, better, and will be able to truly make a difference with our charitable partners.