Run for You

Event Date

Sat, Oct 31, 2015


Wake Forest, NC

About This Activity

I am excited to announce that I have received all the approvals required to produce a new 5K and 1-mile Family Walk in Wake Forest! The inaugural RUN for YOU will be held Saturday, October 31 with festivities running from 7am-11am. There will 4 on-site events as well as a virtual race.

Superhero Stride: 5k/3.1mile chip-timed USA Track & Field certified & sanctioned run/walk
Sidekick Shuffle: 1.1mile run/walk
Heros-in-training Dash (6 & under 50-yard dash)
No Run Fun Run: all the fun of race day without actually having to run
Virtual 5K: t-shirts and race numbers will be sent to out-of-town runners unable to attend in person
Sam and his sister Sophia

By including the “no run fun run” and the “virtual 5K” we embrace friends, family, and others in who want to help but can’t (or don’t want to) run.

All runs will be dedicated to the memory of Sam Hopper. Sam lived in Raleigh for 6 short years and all that knew him loved him. He earned his wings in October 2014 but his memory lives on. He was a huge superhero fan so we will be encouraging people to bring out their inner superhero. A portion of our proceeds will go to the Sam Hopper Memorial Fund.

Friedrich’s Ataxia is a genetic debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder affecting 1 in 50,000.
Symptoms include lost of coordination (ataxia) in arms and legs, fatigue, muscle loss, vision impairment, hearing loss, slurred speech, aggressive scoliosis, insulin dependent diabetes, and/or a serious heart condition all while maintaining full mental capabilities.

Most young people diagnosed require canes, walkers, or wheelchairs by their teens.

There are no known treatments. That’s where comes into the picture!

Schedule of Events
Friday, 30-October

4:00-7:00pm packet pickup & on-site registration @ Run-n-Tri Outfitters, 11831 Retail Drive, Wake Forest (down the way from Staples, Home Depot, and Target)
Saturday, 31-October

6:30am – 8:00am Packet pickup & registration @ Run-n-Tri Outfitters, 11831 Retail Drive, Wake Forest
8:00am – Sidekick Shuffle 1-mile Family Walk (NO ROLLER RUN for 2015)
8:30am – Superhero Stride 5K (no wheels except for strollers, please)
9:20am – Hero-in-training Dash (5 & Under runners)
9:30am – Awards

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