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Facing It 5K
Sat, Jul 18, 2015
About This Activity
Mountain View Regional Hospital and The Facial Pain Association (FPA) are teaming up to raise awareness about Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), a piercing facial pain that can affect the areas near the eyes, nose, lips, ears and teeth. All community members are invited to support ongoing research for TN by participating in the First Annual Facing It 5K event.
July marks the 25th anniversary of FPA. To celebrate this milestone, Mountain View Regional Hospital wants to help pick up the pace in raising awareness about this rare, but serious medical condition. In fact, it's so serious, it's often refered to as the Suicide Disease. All participants are encouraged to get their faces or upper-arms painted with the TN Facial Pain awareness ribbon before the race. Racers will receive a free t-shirt and gift bags that include special offers from local business sponsors. In addition, racers and their families are invited to stay for a free brunch after the race. Please plan to come support this cause to help raise money and awareness for TN.
Proceeds raised at the First Annual Facing It 5K will benefit the newly formed "Facial Pain Research Foundation" to help find a cure. For more information contact Lisa Hulshizer, Public Relations Manager for MVRH, at 307-995-8108, Alice Theobald, Facial Pain Association Support Group Leader for Wyoming, at 307-245-3431, or visit the FPA webpage at fpa-support.org.
Event details and schedule
The race will be at Mountain View Regional Hospital, located at 6550 East 2nd Street, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Pre-registration deadline: Saturday, July 11
Late Registration: July 12 – July 18
Face painting: 7 a.m.
Registration and check-in: 8 a.m.
Race start time: 8:30 a.m. for walkers; 9 a.m. for runners
Everyone will start in the back parking lot at Mountain View Regional Hospital (6550 E 2nd ). Upon exiting parking lot, runners will go west on 2nd, and turn right on Parkridge Drive (Foss Toyota Dealership). At Mernard Dr, turn left and run parallel to Menards, then turn right on Coliseum Way, curving left onto Bentley Dr. Runners will head towards 2nd street, turning left and heading east on 2nd street. At Fremont Jeep, runners need to cross 2nd Street and run down Coliseum Way towards Morado Dr. Runners will follow Morado Dr. all the way around the residential area and back up to 2nd Street. Runners will cross 2nd Street again and head east back towards Mountain View Regional, ending the race in the front parking lot of the hospital.