POTS Pi Day 5K

5K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

Address

Largo, FL

Pricing

Activity Today Later

POTS Pi Day 5K

$35 $35 Closed

POTS Pi Day 1 Mile Awareness Walk

$35 $35 Closed

POTS Pi Day 5K Virtual Run/Walk

$35 $35 Closed

Volunteer Opportunities

$0 $0 Closed

5K Late Registration

$35 $35 Closed

1 Mile Late Registration

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

  • RACE REMINDERS: 
    • NEW LOCATION: Walsingham Park Shelter #8...Enter from 102nd Avenue and follow signs
    • Pets welcome-friendly dogs on non-retractable leashes
    • Chip Timed 5K gun start please line up according to speed of runner (Walkers and strollers to the rear please)
    • Don't forget cash for raffle items
    • Post-Race Party with snacks and beverages to take place immediately after race
    • Weather will be chilly-dress warm!
    • Dysautonomia Patients please visit our VIP (Very Important Patient) table! 
    • Volunteers please arrive at 7:30 AM
  • Location: Shelter #8 Walsingham Park 12615 102nd Ave. Seminole, FL 33778
  • Date and Time: Sunday, March 8th, 2019 with registration packet pick up starting at 8:30 am.
  • EVENT SCHEDULE and DETAILS:
  • The race will start promptly at 9:30 am. Registration and t-shirt/bib pick-up will open at 8:30 am and close at 9:20 am. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your bib and t-shirt. CHIP TIMING WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO 5K RUNNERS. The registration fee is $35 per person.
  • Registration includes a race t-shirt, 5K Finisher MEDAL, and a packet including POTS Awareness bracelet, coupons for local businesses, and more in addition to post-race refreshments. Shirts sizes are not guaranteed to late registrations.
  • Raffle tickets may be purchased for $5 each or 3 for $10, 5 for $15, 8 for $20 on the day of the race. There will be lots of great items in the raffle such as gift cards, salon baskets, jewelry, and more, so bring some extra cash for your chance to win!!!
  • 5K Race awards to top 3 M/F Overall Finishers, and Top 3 Age Group Finishers In the following categories: U9,10-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Top Fundraisers and top Fundraising teams will be recognized
  • If you plan to attend the event, please click on the "Sign Up" icon first. You can then register individually, set up a team, or join one to the teams already created, and select your t-shirt size.
  • If you cannot attend the event but want to donate to the cause or one of the teams, click on the "Donate" icon. Prompts will show you how to donate to a specific team, or the event in general.
  • VIRTUAL RUNNERS/WALKERS: WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?  A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete our virtual 5K wherever you want to do it!  You do not have to wait for your packet to arrive to complete your race.  Once you have signed up for the race, decide on the distance you want to complete (1 Mile or 5K) and then decide on the course you want to do, or you can do it on the treadmill. You time yourself. You can even get your friends and/or your kids to race with you too.  Submit Your Results- Our Virtual race is on the honor system. Once you have completed your race, you can submit your results or take Photos With Your Medal and Share Your Race With Us! We would love to hear about your race and your personal story.

A Message from Tava Wilson, Christina's Mother:
"I don't want others to have to struggle to find knowledgeable medical help, the way we did. This event honors not only the memory of my daughter, but also all individuals currently suffering with POTS, EDS and other forms of Dysautonomia. This day is YOURS."

This fun run/walk will benefit The Dysautonomia Project which is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization whose mission is to raise educate patients, physicians, and communities on dysautonomia. Dysautonomia involves disorders of the autonomic nervous system, and usually involve abnormal symptoms in many organ systems, including cardiac, gastrointestinal, neurological, and pulmonary, as well as others. Dysautonomia, an invisible illness, may be one of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions of all time. The biggest problem in autonomic medicine today is the lack of knowledge about dysautonomia in communities and with community-based physicians. This effort is personal for me. I am blessed beyond measure to be the mother of Christina Tournant, who voluntarily gave up her fight with POTS/Dysautonomia on March 5th, 2015. Christina loved math, so naturally Pi Day (3/14) was her favorite. In high school, Christina won numerous awards, both for athletics and academics. Full of passion for knowledge, Christina was valedictorian of her high school and was accepted to her dream university: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, MA. Throughout these years of achievement, Christina suffered from numerous unusual symptoms and spent MANY hours in the offices of a variety of medical specialists. Christina was finally diagnosed with POTS/Dysautonomia after a friend suggested this as a possibility. Following her diagnosis, we were given misinformation or no information regarding the many symptoms she suffered from or what to expect. Christina was essentially led to believe that she could control this by "thinking positive thoughts." The Doctors did this because they did not know enough about Dysautonomia to be able to educate us, and unfortunately made it seem like it was not a big deal (which was clearly not the case!!). The AWARENESS and better understanding of Dysautonomia by medical professionals is KEY, and Christina's story exemplifies why it is SO URGENT. By spreading awareness about Dysautonomia and helping to fund research and treatment lefts, I/we hope to help others who are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and are suffering. PLEASE help us do this by getting involved in our event. No donation amount is too small:-). -Tava

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