Breeze Against Wheeze 5k run / 3k walk

Event Date

Sat, May 10, 2014


Providence, RI

About This Activity

Breeze Against Wheeze 2014 is the 13th annual 5k run/3k walk organized by Brown University medical and premedical students designed to raise money for Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Asthma Camp. In the past years, it has strived to raise 25% of the camp’s total costs. The Community Asthma Program proposes that our goal should be to raise $10,000 in order to cover that 25%. The money we raise for this camp allows 40 children with severe asthma to attend regardless of their ability to pay.
Our Mission
RI has the highest asthma rate in our nation, affecting 11% of RI children. The camp that we are raising funds for is open to boys and girls with asthma who are between 9 and 13 years old, and is held at the Canonicus Camp and Conference Center in Exeter, Rhode Island. The camp is designed to provide an opportunity for children with asthma to share ideas, problems, and concerns about asthma. It also provides an opportunity for them to learn how to be active and confident outside of their homes. It provides a positive, unique camp experience for children with asthma. The camp is open to all children in Rhode Island regardless of ability to pay. (Many participants come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have had an invaluable time at the Camp).
Why YOU should come run on 5/10
- A great cause (you're helping kids breathe!)
- Tons of fun
- Prizes, free food, snacks, free T-shirts for the first 200
- Health fair
- Kids' race, obstacle course, games
- BURP back-rubs!
- Great opportunity to hang out with cool people
- Conveniently located right at the Brown Athletics Complex
- Scenic 5K up Blackstone Blvd and surrounding neighborhood 
Don't feel like running? Volunteer! We LOVE volunteers. Volunteer roles are easy and don't take the whole time, so you'll have time to enjoy the Race Day festivities too. Email us at to volunteer.

Event schedule and times

Schedule of Events

9:30 am         Registration Open

10:15 am      Kids races begin (Ittleson Quadrangle)

10:45 am      Opening Ceremony

11:00 am      5K and 3K start

11:50 am      Awards Ceremony

Restrooms and drinking fountains are in Nelson Fitness Center


This fast, scenic 5k run goes around Brown University campus and over to Blackstone Blvd.

The 3k walk is a shortened version of the 5k run.



Meeting St Café - $20 gift cards
Providence Children’s Museum – family pack tickets
Biltmore Hotel – a 1 night stay
Paragon Café – a $20 gift card
Whole Foods Market - $100 gift card
Better Burger Company $10 gift cards
Blaze Restaurant – $25 gift card
Seven Stars Bakery – 25 gift card
Alex and Ani – gift cards
Eastside Marketplace - $50 gift card
Brown Athletics – various apparel and accessories
Red Sox – Jonny Gomes autographed baseball
Celtics – Kelly Olynyk autographed photo

NE Patriots – Nate Solder autographed photo
Rock Spot Climbing - gift card
Giant Microbes - assorted adorable plush microbes


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