2015 Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk


Event Date

Sat, Apr 11, 2015


Boone, NC


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

On Saturday, April 11, students from Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management program, in collaboration with Huntington’s Disease Society of America, will host the 10th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk. The annual event will take place 9:00 a.m., at Mayors Clawson-Burnley Park, Boone Greenway Trail, with registration beginning at 8am. All proceeds from the 5k run/walk will be invested in the research on treatments and the search for a cure for Huntington’s disease.

            Tom Moore, the previous director of Resort Area Ministry (RAM’s Rack), is a Watauga resident who was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease fourteen years ago. Since his diagnosis, Tom’s father and brother have succumbed to the incurable condition. Huntington’s is a hereditary, degenerative disease that slowly diminishes the patient’s ability to think, walk, and function normally. Although treatments have been developed which lessen certain symptoms, there is no cure for Huntington’s.

In hopes of finding a cure, Tom connected with the Recreation Management program ten years ago, for assistance, in raising awareness of the economical, societal and emotional affects Huntington’s disease has on HD patients and their families.

In the past 10 years, the Tom Moore 5K has grown into a successful event incorporating not only Watauga County but several surrounding counties (Wilkes, Ashe, Surry) as well. Through the commitment of these counties, Huntington’s Disease Society of America and Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management program, over $50,000 has been collected for research. As members of the High Country community, we have the opportunity to continue making a significant impact on the lives of the 30,000 HD patients.

Event details and schedule

For more details about the 5K event (i.e. parking, course, event schedule), go to 5k.appstate.edu.

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