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65 Roses 5K
Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Running-1K - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
On Saturday April 2nd, Lee University and downtown Cleveland will host the 65 Roses 5K and Great Strides Walk. This will be the 16th year for the walk and 14th year for the 65 Roses 5K. With the help of runners like you, the Chattanooga Track Club, walkers, fund raisers, and corporate sponsors - this event has raised over $800,000 in the past 15 years for research leading to a cure of Cystic Fibrosis.
We are often asked, “What does ’65 Roses’ mean?” When children are diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis they are often unable to pronounce the disease. It comes out, “sixty-five roses.” This moniker has been adopted by the CF Foundation since its inception. During these past 16 years the average life span of CF patients has risen over 10 years, and a true miracle drug was approved – Kalydeko. Be sure to follow some of the links off the above webpage for more information and to see why we work so hard. See you April 2nd.
Event details and schedule
This year’s race with follow the same certified route through the Historic District of Cleveland with timing provided by the Chattanooga Track Club. Awards are given (M/F) for Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters, as well as 1st 2nd and 3rd place for runners in each of the following divisions: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+. All the usual family-friendly wrap-around activities will return: blow-up jumping toys, cotton candy, face painting, snow cones, and more. Families are most welcome. All runners this year will receive BPA free water bottles and cotton tees at the finish. And anyone wanting to pick up their SWAG the night before, there will be a pasta dinner at 6PM in Lee University’s Great Room. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
The race starts promptly at 8:30AM with a 1-K Fun Run starting at 9:45. The Great Strides walk starts promptly at 10:00. All of this information and more can be found at: http://www.leeuniversity.edu/65roses . Follow a link off this page to register with Active.com, or follow another link to join our Facebook page. We are looking forward to the best year yet.