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Parkinson’s Wellness Expo

Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 8:32 am

The annual Parkinson’s Wellness Expo is the most popular event each year with the Greater Tallahassee Parkinson’s community, with over 250 attendees last year.  The Expo features representatives from the medical community, pharmaceutical companies, home health care and assisted living facilities, fitness organizations, as well as exhibits, informative resources, and educational activities aimed at teaching people what it’s like to have Parkinson’s disease.

The Expo showcases local resources available to assist people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers; educational activities that teach people what it’s like to have Parkinson’s; and exercise programs to fight the debilitating motor symptoms of  the disease. Additionally, representatives from hospitals and clinics, fitness organizations, pharmaceutical companies, home health care and assisted living facilities and others are on-site to share their information with visitors.

Money raised from Expo sponsors and walkers supports the Parkinson’s Outreach Association with our mission to promote awareness for Parkinson’s disease and provide local support, information, education and advocacy for people in our community affected by the disease, including caregivers, family and friends. Sponsorship opportunities and benefits are listed below.

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Parkinson’s Wellness Expo on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Cascades Park!   If you should have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Parkinson’s Outreach Association at (850) 364-0230 or email us at contact@theparkinsonsoutreach.org.

AIDS + CANCER RUN WALK

Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 11:18 am

REGISTER NOW! for the June 9, 2019, 12th annual 5k AIDS Cancer Run Walk in Baldwin Park, 9 AM start, in Baldwin, NY is now open for runners, walkers and fundraisers. Says Mike Polansky, President of the Greater Long Island Running Club, consisting of 4,000+ members,  “There is no harder working team of race directors on Long Island than Richard and Jodi Brodsky, and they went all out to assure the success of this year’s event, (2010) and a field of 278 finishers on the busiest day of the Long Island racing year attested to how well they did their job. Nice flat course, plentiful refreshments, a generous raffle — it’s a race by runners for runners! Try it next year.” 

Hingham Road Race

Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 11:15 am

Event Date: 

June 9, 2019

Race start time(s): 

10:30 AM

Registration start time: 

8:00 AM

Event Location: 

The Launch at Hingham Shipyard

Event Address: 

18 Shipyard Drive

Event City: 

Hingham

Event State: 

MA

Race website: 

https://www.hinghamroadrace.com/

Website2: 

Race Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/hinghamroadrace/

Course Map: 

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Putnam County Classic

Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 11:08 am

Register now for early bird discount! Taconic Members get $5 discount at checkout! Huge!

This is an awesome race, both historic and contemporary (that makes total sense right?)

It’s a great way to get your 4th of July off right – with a great run!

Starts at  8 a.m. (sharp!) at Mahopac high school, Mahopac, NY on Baldwin Place road in front of school
Finish: on Mahopac High School track
Kids’ Run at 10am – kids will enjoy running for fun on the Mahopac High school track! Registration for Kids’ runs on day of race only.


What’s it like?

Course –Scenic, flat to rolling loop course around Mahopac Lake The first mile includes a downhill, and the second has a uphill stretch. Miles 3-5 are flat; miles 6 and 7 are rolling to downhill; and mile 8 is flat—finishing on the high school track.
Mile markers at every mile. Plenty of water stops (miles 2,4.5,6,7, and in front of various lake houses).

What do I get out of it, I mean other than another sweet race under my belt?

T-shirts – Pre-registration guarantees a technical T-shirt! T-shirts on race day while supplies last.
Awards: Presented in all TRRC age categories. Top 3 overall males and females and 1-3 in 5 year age categories (under 20 –2 age groups: 16 and under and 17-19) will receive awards.
Awards include New Balance Westchester gift certificates for overall and all first, second and third place age group winners. Run on Hudson Valley is generously raffling off a pair of shoes (enter raffle at their table after race-do not need to be present to win!). Overall winners (top 3 male and female) also get a carton of My brother Bobby’s Salsa.

Post Race Party: refreshments, food and music –including Bagels by Somers Hot bagels; Salsa by Mr Brother Bobby’s Salsa; fruit and drinks from Stop ‘n Shop Baldwin Place


Race Directors:
Emmy Stocker – 203-313-4137 ; emmystocker@gmail.com
Bob Hermesch – (914) 714-2337; riverstar27@optonline.net

Black Hills Triathlon

Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 10:56 am

Shirt and / or Shirt Sizes at this point are NOT guarenteed!!  Medal — At this point — IS guarenteed!

7th Annual Black Hills Triathlon & Duathlon!  7 years running with a 30 Year History dating back to Millersylvania Park.  Participant in the legacy in Lacey!

The Black Hills Sprint Triathlon is the premiere sprint distance triathlon in the Pacific Northwest.  2019 will also be a USAT Sanctioned event.  Test your sprint speed on this fast course.  The venue is Long Lake Park adjacent to the Thurston County Fairgrounds.  The swim is in the flat, calm waters of Long Lake, followed by an all right-hand turn, 12-mile bike course.  The run is a flat 5K with beautiful lake views.  We’ll have your favorite rock music, participant t-shirts and a one-of-a-kind finisher’s medal, In addition to great swag, refreshments, rock music & a top-notch USAT Sanctioned Race course. 

JustTRI-7 Mile Fun Run/ Walk, AKA Dragon #2 of the 2019 Dragon Series “3D”;

If you are registering for the JustTRI-7 Mile Fun Run or Walk, Dragon #2, this important information is for you:

The Dragon run (7 Miles) & 5K will be on June 16th, same day as the Triathlon and Duathlon.  Race location: Thurston County Fairgrounds. Date: June 16th.  Start Time: 8AM.  The race will be the same course as the Triathlon and Duathlon.  The 5K will do 1 lap and the 7 Mile Dragons will run 2 laps.  We generally have a small crowd of Dragon Participants, but they all love the medals, the matching shirt and general good atmosphere! The JustTRI Pro-Staff will be there for Triathlon and Duathlon Packet Pick up. The Triathlon and Duathlon are both on June 16th, start time 8AM.

Event details and schedule

Date: June 16th, 2019

Location: Long Lake Park, Lacey, Washington

Event Start time:   8AM

Triathlon:    Swim: 800M         Bike: 12 miles              Run: 3.1 Miles

Duathlon:    Run:  8/10 mile  Bike: 12 miles                Run: 3.1 Miles

The Triahtlon and Duathlon events are USAT Sanctioned & require a USAT membership    

(1-day memberships available and are $15 at packet pickup)

Race Training Day:

June 9th, 9AM-noon, Long Lake Park.  Swim Training, Transition Training & Kayak safety training.

The Sprint Triathlon includes an 800-meter clockwise swim with a rolling start.  Swimmers will keep the buoys on their right and sight to large, bright colored corner buoys.  The water in Long Lake in very clean and calm.  There will be plenty of local volunteers on kayaks for safety.  Exit the water and run up a short grassy hill to the sound of up-beat rock music.  Enter the transition area with rows of bike racks…designed to easily get in and out.  The cycle course will remain the 12-mile loop – it’s not completely flat, but it can be quite fast.  There’s one moderate hill to sprint up and the declines will give your legs a good rest and reset.  The 5K run is an out and back from the swim start, which gives friends and family a great chance to see your speed!  Get beautiful views of the lake and have a great finish right down the main entrance to the park.  Challenge yourself and speed through the course or build a relay team of two or three…either way enjoy this well-designed course.

Duathlon

The Duathlon starts by warming up with a short, flat .8 mile run out and back, then falls in line with the swimmers entering Transition 1.  The rest of the course is the exact same course as the Triathletes.  Duathletes may have up to two team members or complete the entire course solo!

Packet Pickup Date: TBD

Time: 3:00 – 6:00    Bring ID.  USAT rules state that, You must pick up your own packet

Place: TBD

Please visit: RunLakewood.com  

BEER RUN

Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 10:29 am

Polly’s Run JUNE 2, 2019

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Our mission is to end pancreatic cancer.

Beginning in 2009 after the passing of our namesake, Polly, our goal at Polly’s Run has been to raise awareness of this terrible disease and money for research to defeat it. Two simple goals in pursuit of one big idea: defeating pancreatic cancer. For good.

Started by Polly’s best friend and her three sons, Polly’s Run is the largest fundraiser for the fight against pancreatic cancer in New Mexico. Each year, hundreds of friends, family members, and survivors run and walk to continue the fight against the disease but also to celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost and those who battle on.  

We know our mission is an ambitious one but, like Polly herself, we will never shy away from the fight. Just as Polly inspired countless students and athletes through her teaching and coaching, we will rally our local communities to increase awareness and raise funds for research.

Join us in our cause and help us end pancreatic cancer.

NAWS WOOFSTOCK JUNE 1, 2019

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Family fun day for people and dogs! Music, 5K chip timed run, 1Mile WoofWalk, contests, raffles, face painting, food trucks, dog kissing booth, pet vendors, area rescue groups. purses for PAWS designer handbag silent auction. MusicFest from 3-7 pm featuring CASI JOY from The Voice, Outlaw Jim & The Whiskey Benders, Bill Stilfield, Laura Barge and Teen Band Destination. All proceed benefit NAWS Spay Neuter Clinic in Gladstone.

MEMORIAL DAY MURPH 2019 SATURDAY MAY 26, 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 7:38 am

The Murph Challenge is the Official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, presented by Forged®. It is also one of the primary means of funding for the Foundation on an annual basis. YOUR support is what drives our success!

2018 marks a special year, in which we have a specific goal to raise a minimum of $250,000+ in order to begin construction on the LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum/Sea Cadet Training Facility in Long Island, NY!

Since 2014, Forged® has raised nearly $1,000,000 for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation through The Murph Challenge campaign. With such overwhelming support and success, the Foundation was able to add four additional scholarships in 2017, now providing the opportunity to award 27 or more scholarships each year!

This unique Memorial Day tradition will take place again throughout the United States on 05.28.18. We invite YOU to join countless others Americans, and register for The Murph Challenge 2018 today by clicking the button below!

Once you register, you will not only be pledging to participate in the Crossfit Hero WOD ‘MURPH’ (originally named ‘Body Armor’), you will also be joining a unique group of Americans who pay tribute to LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), and contributing to a prestigious organization founded by the Murphy family.

Beginning on Memorial Day, each registrant will be asked to return to TheMurphChallenge.com and submit their ‘MURPH’ time to compare their achievement with other participants throughout the US. All times submitted will be displayed on a National leaderboard found at TheMurphChallenge.com. From that board, the top 5 Men and top 5 Women will be recognized for their efforts.

The ’MURPH’ is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor a man who gave everything he had.

Are YOU up for the Challenge?

FREEDOM 5K

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 7:26 am

PALMETTO RUNNING COMPANY & GO TRI SPORTS PRESENT THE 5TH ANNUAL HILTON HEAD MEMORIAL DAY 5K RUN & WALK WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 27TH 2019 AT COLIGNY BEACH ON BEAUTIFUL HILTON HEAD ISLAND.  THE MEMORIAL DAY 5K IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR THOSE AMONG US WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES WITH A FUN, FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT.  DRESS YOUR PATRIOTIC BEST, RED, WHITE & BLUE, RUN WITH THE USA FLAG, MAYBE YOU’LL WIN THE BEST COSTUME AWARD. ENJOY ONE OF LOWCOUNTRY’S MOST SCENIC COURSES ON HILTON HEAD BEACH.  A PORTION OF THE RACE PROCEEDS AND ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO THE LOWCOUNTRY FOUNDATION FOR WOUNDED MILITARY HEROES. www.woundedmilitaryheroes.org

Entry Fee and Registration:

$30 – 5K Run Adult,  NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION
$20 – 5K Run Military and immediate family (must present ID)

$20 – 5K Run Children 12 & under

Early registration is available online at RunSignUp.com   Packet pick up will be held on Sunday May 26th 1-5PM at Palmetto Running Company, Shelter Cover Towne Center, Hilton Head.  Registration is available at packet pickup on May 26th as well as on the morning of the race, May 27th from 6:15am-6:45am.  

*First 350 runners will receive a Freedom Run 5K  race shirt and  will receive a special Freedom Run dog tag. We highly recommend coming to  packet pick up on Sunday, May 26th 1-5PM.  Shirt size are not be guaranteed.

Medals to Overall male and female and top 3 divison winners.
12U, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Late Registration on Sunday 5/26 at Packet Pick 1-5PM

NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION

2019 Fiesta Wildflower Ride! 8AM, Sunday, 28 April 2019 San Antonio, Texas

Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 11:38 am

About This Activity

Join us on April 28th, 2019 for the 14th Anniversary of Fiesta San Antonio’s only cycling event. Our charity partner is Morgan’s Wonderland. Route distances will range from 20-62miles.  Aid stations, SAG wagons, bicycle mechanics and local police are involved to ensure a safe, fun family event. Limited edition event medals, event tshirts, custom water bottle and custom bib # will be provided for all preregistered participants. Come for the ride and stay for the fun at our bigger and better finish line party. We look forward to sharing this day with you at San Antonio’s famous FIESTA!

Event details and schedule

Packet pick location: Inside Rolling Oaks Mall at the main entrance on April 25th from 4-7; April 26th from 4-7, April 27st from noon-7

Final Packet pick up will be held the morning of the ride from 7am to 8am for emergencies or out of towners only. Please arrive early. 

All rides are on April 28th and depart from Rolling Oaks Mall starting at 8am.

12th Annual Race For Grace 5K Saturday, April 6th 2019

Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 10:41 am

The 12th Annual Race For Grace 5K & 1 Mile Walk benefits the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. Race For Grace and its beneficiary Foundation are named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. Grace’s cancer was a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a tumor of the brainstem for which there is no known cure and there have been no advances in treatment options for more than 35 years.