SMAsh Dash – Run to Cure SMA 5K


Event Date

Sat, Aug 13, 2016


Boerne, TX


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$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

All proceeds benefit the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation

SMA is caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1). In a healthy person, this gene produces a protein that is critical to the function of the nerves that control our muscles. Without it, those nerve cells cannot properly function and eventually die, leading to debilitating and often fatal muscle weakness.

SMA affects approximately 1 in 10,000 babies, and about 1 in every 50 Americans is a genetic carrier. SMA can affect any race or gender.

Individuals with SMA have difficulty performing the basic functions of life, like breathing and swallowing. However, SMA does not affect a person’s ability to think, learn, and build relationships with others.

Though there is currently no approved treatment for SMA, there’s great reason for hope. We know what causes SMA and what we need to do to develop effective therapies, and we’re on the verge of major breakthroughs that will strengthen our children’s bodies, extend life, and eventually lead to a cure.

Bring the family-fun for all ages and fitness levels!

Pre-Registration Fee: 

$30.00 18 & Over

$20.00 17 & Under

Race Day registration:

Add $5.00 to above fees

Award Categories:

Age divisions: Male & Female

15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & Over

Medals awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age group.

Early Packet Pick-Up

Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club

Friday, August 12, 2016, 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm.

Race Day Schedule:

Check in: 6:30 – 7:00 am

Run starts @ 7:30 a.m.

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