Team Snap 5K Race/Walk in Honor of Jamie Barbarich Covol


Event Date

Sun, Nov 9, 2014


State College, PA

About This Activity

Jamie Barbarich Covol is the Autistic Support Teacher at Mount Nittany Elementary School in State College.  Eight years ago Jamie was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  To read more about Jamie's story, click here.  To see Jamie's inspiring video click here.  Jamie's journey has inspired many.  Jamie says, "I am happy to fight and I will continue to fight every day.  I am so blessed and lucky to be alive and I remember that every day.  While I know that they can never get this whole tumor I am hopeful that one day they will find a way to stop it in its tracks forever.  Until then I will continue to enjoy every minute I get with my children.  God is great and He has a reason that I am still here.  I only hope I can make a difference in this world and leave it a better place."

Recently Jamie and her family have learned that her tumor has once again grown.  They are awaiting word from the doctors as to their course of action.  For the past few years, Jamie and her family have participated in the "Race for Hope" in Philadelphia to support the National Brain Tumor Society.  While they are planning to return again this year, Jamie also mentioned an idea she had for a race this year in State College.  This race would not only raise funding and awareness, but it would also show her family, specifically her sons how much we, as a community support Jamie and her family in her fight against her brain tumor.

Thus, we have planned this race, a 5K run/walk to "Head for a Cure!"

Event details and schedule

Please join us on Sunday, November 9th at 11am at Tudek Park in State College, PA.

Your registration guarantees a race t-shirt if you are registered by October 24th. T-shirts given to race day registrations based on availability.

Printable registration form (to mail & pay by check):

Proceeds from the race will be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society in honor of Jamie.

Race day registration & packet pick-up: 10:00-11:00am Tudek Park pavilion next to the tennis courts.  Cash and checks only accepted for registrations on the day of the race.

Race start time: 11am

Official timer: David Eggler of Nittany Valley Running Club

Post-race refreshments and prize announcements in the main pavilion.

Course information:

Liability & Photo Waiver:

In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, and intending to be legally bound, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive, release and discharge all rights and claims which I may have or may hereafter accrue to me, against either The Team Snap 5K Run/Walk, National Brain Tumor Society Inc., the Race Director and volunteers, Center Parks and Recreation Commission, Ferguson Township, their officers, agents and employees of , and all named and unnamed sponsors, volunteers of and from all causes, liabilities, damages (both compensatory and punitive), claims, or demands whatsoever, either in law or equity, on account of any injury or accident loss or damages of every kind and nature suffered by me (or said minor) while traveling to and from the race event, participating in the race event, or using any and all facilities at the race. I understand that any race can pose a significant risk to my health and life and is potentially dangerous and I hereby attest and affirm that I am sufficiently conditioned to for the race.

I grant to the Team Snap 5K Run/Walk, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of me and my property in connection with the above-identified subject. I authorize the Team Snap 5K Run/Walk, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically.

I agree that the Team Snap 5K Run/Walk may use such photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

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