Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 26, 2013 for the 6th annual Brookhaven Family Run for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2012 Brookhaven Family Run for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy such a success! Click below for 2012 race results.
To see pictures from the 2012 race, visit http://www.facebook.com/brookhaven5k. Be sure to "like" our page.
Join us for the 5th annual Brookhaven Family Run for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on Saturday, October 27, 2012! Registration starts at 8 a.m. with races beginning at 9 a.m. The family-friendly event includes a 5K run/walk, 1-mile kids run, as well as a 40 and 100-yard kids' dashes.
miss out on the pre-race breakfast, great raffle prizes, food from the Meat
House, TCBY and a Kid Zone featuring crafts, inflatables, face painting and more. Sir
Purr and Chubby Checker will be there to cheer everyone on and might even show
down in a race of their own! The Brookhaven Fall Festival will immediately follow lasting from 11 to 2 p.m.
Please also join us
for our first ever Family Fun Night/Race
Packet Pickup on Friday, October 26th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in
the field beside the Brookhaven Clubhouse. T-shirts, race numbers and chip timers will be
ready so you can skip the lines Saturday morning. Hungry Howie’s pizza,
TCBY and popcorn will be available for purchase with a percentage of sales
going back to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). Bring your lawn chairs or
blanket and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars, sponsored by Keller
Williams Realtor Rick Hurd. Kids are encouraged to come in costume!
Run/Walk – $15 before Oct. 8/$20
after Oct. 8/ $25 on race day (Registration before 10/8 includes t-shirt)
1 Mile Run (12 and under) – $10 before Oct.8th/$15 after (Registration before 10/8 includes t-shirt)
100 Yard Dash (All Kids) – Free
40 Yard Dash (All Kids) – Free
8 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m. - Kids races followed by the 1-mile run and 5K
3001 Stanbury Drive
Matthews, NC 28104
*Please be sure to "like" to the Brookhaven 5K for
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on Facebook to get updates as the race
*Register online using the links to the right or mail in a registration form to 1032 Elsmore Dr., Matthews, NC 28104.
Click here to see 5K race route directions.
Raise additional funds for the cause
Ask your friends to sponsor you or your team in the run! Jake and thousands like him need your help! Registering online will allow you to create a personal or team fundraising page, which you can easily e-mail to friends asking them to sponsor you in the run. If you cannot attend the run, sign up as a “spirit runner” and raise funds via the web site, or simply make a donation online. Please feel free to download a pledge sheet.
All proceeds will benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and go toward researching a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy.
- Platinum $1,000 – logo on event banner, name in press releases, link in all publicity-related e-mails, sponsor -provided tent/table on race day, logo on run t-shirts, logo/link on website, marketing materials in all runner goodie bags, eight complimentary run admissions. *Sponsors will have industry exclusivity at this level. (i.e. one dentist)
- Gold $750 – name in press releases, link in all publicity-related e-mails, sponsor-provided tent/table on race day, logo on run t-shirts, logo/link on website, marketing materials in runner goodie bags, four complimentary run admissions. *Sponsors will have industry exclusivity at this level. (i.e. one dentist)
- Silver $500 – sponsor -provided tent/table on race day, logo on t-shirts, logo/link on website, marketing materials in runner goodie bags, two complimentary run admissions
- Bronze $250 – sponsor logo on run t-shirts and website, marketing materials in runner goodie bags, one complimentary run admission
- Goodie bag sponsor $100 – marketing materials in runner goodie bags. (All goodie bag items needed by October 19th.)
Contact email@example.com for more information.
If you are interested in helping out with planning, forming teams, publicity or day-of activities, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your help to make this year's race the best yet!
The Brookhaven Family Fun Run is being held in honor of eight-year-old Brookhaven resident Jake Pritchard, who is battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
Duchenne is the most common genetic muscle disease in childhood, affecting approximately 1 in every 3,500 live male births (about 20,000 new cases each year). Because the Duchenne gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys; however, it occurs across all races and cultures.
Duchenne can be passed from parent to child, but approximately 35% of cases occur because of a random spontaneous mutation. In other words, it can affect anyone. Although there are medical treatments that may help slow its progression, there is currently no cure for Duchenne.
Founded by parents of children with DMD, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is an internationally recognized leader in advocating muscular dystrophy research. (tax ID: 31-1405490) For more information, visit www.parentprojectmd.org. Scientists are closer than ever to developing an effective treatment for this devastating disorder. And, every dollar - no matter how large or small - makes a difference in the fight to find a cure!
To learn more about Jake's story, please visit www.jakepritchard.com.
Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors!
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Dr. Chuck Knudson