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Hannah's Giggle Gallop
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
About This Activity
This 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun, in memory of Hannah Perry, will be held on October 4, 2014, at the Jones Pavilion in Riverside Park, Beloit, Wisconsin.
Hannah was a bright and compassionate child with special needs who loved horses and running. She shared her contagious smiles and unforgettable giggles with everyone wherever she went. Although Hannah’s physical abilities were extremely limited, she always tried her best and was a wonderful example of determination and perseverance.
In addition to honoring Hannah and her dynamic spirit, this run is the perfect opportunity for beginning runners and walkers to challenge themselves to start and finish a 5K in a friendly and fun environment! Hannah's jokes will even be posted along the course to keep you motivated and inspired to finish!
Proceeds from the run will enhance the lives of people in our community by providing scholarships for families with special needs children to receive respite from The Dutter House and for Central Christian Church students to attend the Christ in Youth conference next summer.
Event details and schedule
FRIDAY, OCT. 3rd
Packet Pick-up- 4-8pm
Central Christian Church
2460 Milwaukee Rd, Beloit
SATURDAY, OCT. 4th
Registration & Packet Pick-up- 7:30am
Riverside Park, Beloit
(Park in lot by Rotary River Center)
5K Run Start- 9am
½ Mile Kid’s Fun Run Start- 10am
THE COURSE: This 5K Run/Walk heads down under the Portland Bridge on the bike path. The course crosses the Rock River on a foot bridge and then continues back up along the west side of the river on the bike path and goes under the Portland Bridge once again. The course continues past the high school, around Wootton Park, over the Henry Ave. Bridge, and then back down the scenic bike path along the river. Just before getting to the Rotary Center’s Parking lot, the course loops back up past Turtle Island and around the lagoon and then follows sidewalks to the finish line near the Jones Pavilion. There will be a water station after mile 1. The jokes Hannah used to tell using her communication device will be posted on signs throughout the course to keep her memory alive and inspire plenty of giggles along the way!
The ½ Mile Kids Fun Run will start and finish in front of the Jones Pavilion. It will loop around the grass and Rotary Center using sidewalks. Parents are welcome to run along with your children if necessary or cheer them on at the finish line.
RULES: The event will take place rain or shine. No roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, or pets allowed on the course during the run. Strollers are welcome. Registrations after Sept. 14th will receive a t-shirt while supplies last. Entry fees are non-refundable.
DIRECTIONS: From I90, take Exit for HWY 81 and head west on Milwaukee Rd, which turns into White Ave. Turn right onto HWY 51 (Pleasant St/Riverside Dr.) and the Rotary Center’s Parking lot will be to your left. The Jones Pavilion is southwest of that parking lot.