With soon-to-be doctor Zach Landau on the East Coast for a Pediatric rotation, the opportunity for the Landau men to race together came to fruition at the Oak Hill 5km on May 7th, 2016. Who would get family bragging rights ? The future Navy doctor or his dad, the “Triathlon Trial Lawyer ?
With over 300 participants, Landau senior had to weave in and out of the elementary school students who took off like jackrabbits at the gun. In the lead group were two of Landau’s friends (and fellow Sport & Health Club at Worldgate trained triathletes), Donald Goodman and Robert Osterreid, who finished 3rd and 2nd respectively. Not one to ever look back, lawyer Landau did not realize that the runner right behind him the final mile was none other than his own son ! Both finished in the top 10, with Ensign Landau finishing 8th to his father’s 7th place effort, averaging just under 7 minutes per mile.
The Oak Hill 5k is a fun, community run that winds its way through a course through the Chantilly Highlands neighborhood with both start and finish lines at Oak Hill Elementary School. The event was greeted with good weather and it encourages family fitness. The 5km and 1km events raise funds to benefit programs for Oak Hill students including the purchase of instructional technology and supporting the teaching garden. The event included a raffle and refreshments after the race. Potomac River Running did the race timing, with full results found by clicking here.