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Visit www.brookhavenfamilyrun.com to register! 

Join us for the 10th annual Brookhaven Family Run for Duchenne muscular dystrophy on Saturday, November 4, 2017! The family-friendly event includes a 5K run/walk, 1-mile kids run, as well as a 40 and 100-yard kids' dashes. 

Please also join us for our 7th annual Family Fun Night/Race Packet Pickup on Friday, November 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. beside the Brookhaven Clubhouse. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie, dinner and popcorn under the stars! T-shirts, race numbers and chip timers will be ready so you can skip the lines Saturday morning.

FREE CHILDCARE will be provided for children ages 6 and under in the Brookhaven Clubhouse during the race. Reservations required. Please email brookhavenrun@gmail.com before November, 1st with parent/child name, gender, age, cell phone, allergy info, etc. A wristband system will be used to ensure maximum safety. Of course, we will still have plenty of fun for the little ones before the 5K starts with the 1-mile fun run, as well as the 40 and 100-yard dashes! 

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Race Details

Date Saturday, November 4, 2017

Location Brookhaven 3001 Stanbury Drive Matthews, NC 28104

Race Details 5K Run/Walk – $20 before Oct. 4/$25 thereafter 1-Mile Kids Run (12 and under) - $10 before Oct. 4/$15 thereafter 40 and 100-yard dashes – all kids/free *T-shirts guaranteed to 5K and 1-mile race participants who register before Oct. 4. Extra shirts may be purchased prior to Oct. 4 as well.

Race Day Schedule

 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. – Day of registration
8:30 a.m. – Kids dashes and 1-mile run
9:00 a.m. - 5K starts 
10 a.m. – Awards/Conclusion of Silent Auction

1-mile Kids Run  - Top 3 5K – Top 3 overall, top 3 M/F by age group

Packet Pickup/Family Movie Night 5:30 p.m – 8 p.m., Friday, November 4th Field beside the Brookhaven Clubhouse

*Shirts may be picked up at Packet Pickup as well!

Course  Beginning at the clubhouse, the 5K will tour through the rolling hills of Brookhaven, one of Weddington’s most sought-after club neighborhoods. A fun, yet challenging course, the Brookhaven 5K would be great preparation for those training for the Thunder Road half or full marathon in November. Click here to see 5K race route directions.

Race Updates
Please be sure to "like" to the Brookhaven 5K for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on Facebook to get updates as the race approaches and also to see pictures from previous races. 

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Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in helping out with planning, forming teams, publicity or day-of activities, please e-mail brookhavenrun@gmail.com. We need your help to make this year's race the best yet!

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The Brookhaven Family Fun Run is being held in honor of thirteen-year-old Brookhaven resident Jake Pritchard, who is battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne).

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 Duchenne, 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!

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