The BEST race in town (in my humble opinion), the Isabella Santos 5k/10k, is coming up next Saturday, September 26. If you haven’t registered yet, now is the time. This is a super fun family event that raises money for pediatric cancer research and local children’s charities. Full disclosure: ISF is near and dear to the heart of every Smarty on our team – Isabella’s mom is one of our Smarty mamas (if you’re not familiar with Erin’s story, check out her Smarty Mom interview from a couple years ago). This race is a great way to celebrate Isabella’s life – and the life of every other child and family we know that’s been affected by childhood cancer.
Even if you’re not a runner, register. Trust me, THIS is the race for any and all – elite runners, joggers, and couch potatoes. There’s a place for everyone. The energy, enthusiasm, and love is absolutely contagious all morning at Ballantyne Corporate Park. In the last 7 years the Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer and 1 Mile Fun Run has raised over $1,000,000 for Neuroblastoma research and local charities near and dear to our hearts. Last year alone they had 2,000 participants and raised more than $300,000. Check out what went on last year:
ISF 5K Race Promo for 2015 from Isabella Santos Foundation on Vimeo.
Let’s make it even bigger this year.
Make sure to arrive early and stick around all morning. There will be a Kids Fun Run Warm Up with South Charlotte F3, a fun activity-filled warm up for the kids to teach them the importance of healthy activity and get them ready for their big race. After the race there’s a Kids Zone for the little ones including games, facepainting, slides, jump house, photo booth and more. Plus, there’s a raffle and silent auction (rumor has it there are beauty/spa packages, sporting events, date night outs, vacations, jewelry and more). And, of course, tons of food and refreshments will be served.
If you’re out of town or crammed with kids’ sporting events next Saturday morning and can’t make the race, consider being a Phantom Runner or just donating to cause. More details here.
See you at the race!!
Isabella Santos 5k/10k and Fun Run
Saturday, September 27, 2015
Ballantyne Corporate Park