Register now for the 7th annual Brookhaven 5k for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy race weekend October 24 and 25. This is an AWESOME family event to benefit an incredible cause and a very special 10-year-old boy, Jake Pritchard. To date, the event has raised more than $160,000 for Duchenne research – simply amazing.
Emily and Michael Pritchard, Jake’s parents, tell us that as Jake nears 10 1/2 years old, the progressive weakening of his muscles becomes more and more evident each day, creating challenges in basically every aspect of his life. However, as his challenges grow, his infectious smile and happy spirit have remained steadfast – making his parents prouder and prouder everyday. This race weekend is to honor Jake and the rest of the boys living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
If you haven’t registered and plan to participate in this year’s 5K, make sure to register at www.brookhavenfamilyrun.com before midnight TONIGHT to be guaranteed a t-shirt. You may still register on race day from 7:30-8:30 a.m.. However, shirts will be available only as supplies last.
Below is an outline of the weekend’s festivities. Please consider joining the fun, donating or simply helping to spread the word!
Family Night & Race Packet Pickup
Friday, October 24
5:00 – 8:30p.m.
Field beside the Brookhaven Clubhouse
Grab your lawn chair or blanket and come out for our Family Night where you can enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars, courtesy of Kids R Kids of Matthews. Hungry Howie’s pizza will be available for purchase, free popcorn from Primrose School at Austin Village and an incredible silent auction featuring Yankees tickets, sports memorabilia and a weekend stay at Charleston Place. You can even top off your evening with some delicious frozen yogurt from our Silver Sponsor – TCBY. Race packets will also be available for pickup, so you can skip the lines Saturday morning.
Saturday, October 25
In Front of Brookhaven Clubhouse
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – day-of-registration/packet pickup
8:30 a.m. – kids dashes, 1-mile kids run
9 a.m. – 5K run/walk starts in front of Brookhaven Clubhouse
10 a.m. – close of silent auction/awards ceremony
Race day has lots of fun in store for runners and non-runners alike, including the 5K run/walk, a 1-mile fun run, kids dashes, great music, crafts, face painting, silent auction and new this year – a game truck! Chip timing will be offered for 5K participants.
Register for the event at http://www.brookhavenfamilyrun.com/ and be sure to to “like” the Brookhaven 5K Facebook page and follow it on Twitter for the latest news on the event and to spread the word.