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Maddy's Run


Sat November 4 2017
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Location: Eagle River, AK US 99577 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race
Events
Event Time Price Details
.7K untimed Fun Run for younger children
Time
11:00AM AKDT - 11:30AM AKDT
Price
$10
Registration ends November 4, 2017 at 11:15am AKDT
2.5K untimed Fun Run
Time
11:00AM AKDT - 11:30AM AKDT
Price
$15
Registration ends November 4, 2017 at 11:15am AKDT
5K timed race
Time
12:00PM AKDT - 1:00PM AKDT
Price
$25
Registration ends November 4, 2017 at 12:15pm AKDT
Virtual Race - Any Distance
Price
$20
Registration ends November 4, 2017 at 11:59pm AKDT
Place
Eagle River High School Trails
8701 Yosemite Dr.
Eagle River, AK US 99577
Description

Maddy Brandl began her fight against cancer in 2014 as a fourth grader at Homestead Elementary. Over the course of her two year battle, she inspired teachers and classmates alike with her unrelenting courage and steadfast joy in the midst of her struggle.

 In November, 2015, as medical expenses began to pile up for Maddy's family, her school and community came together to host a “Run for Maddy”, raising funds to help offset the overwhelming financial burden her family was facing. Maddy ran and walked the course that day, hand in hand with friends and teachers, living up to her nickname of Maddy “Strong” Brandl.

 Before Maddy passed away in April, 2016, her mother Jenny recalled a particularly difficult stretch of days in which Maddy's infectious smile was noticeably absent. One afternoon during that tough week, Jenny told her daughter about plans for the run to continue on every year to help other children and their families. Maddy's face lit up with a smile for the first time in days. That was her wish! And so we carry out her wish and honor the memory of the strong and selfless 11 year old girl who taught us to Live Well, Laugh Often and Run Strong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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