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Thank you for participating in the 19th Annual National MPS Society Run/Walk, and PO's 30th Annual 5K & 1K Fun Run. This event will take place in many cities across the nation to raise awareness and funds for the National MPS Society.
In our community, the Walk/Run will be held at the Post Office Cafe in celebration of Mark and Casey Lessing. In 2010, Mark lost his 20 year battle with the disorder MPS IIIA. His sister Casey passed away July 2016 at the age of 24. MPS and related diseases are genetic disorders that affect major organs in the body, including the respiratory system, heart, bones, and nervous system. Affecting mostly children, it is caused by the body's inability to produce certain enzymes. There are hundreds of children around the country waiting for a treatment and eventually a cure for these rare, progressive, and deadly diseases.
The National MPS Society's mission is to provide support for individuals and their families affected by MPS or ML. Our goals are to increase public and professional awareness and to support research. The Society's ultimate goal is to find a cure for MPS disorders.
Come on down on FRIDAY, October 15, 4 to 8 PM for the PRE-RACE PARTY! Pick up your t-shirt and number, receive a drink on the house & enjoy a complimentary buffet! T-shirts are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last!
Our course is 3.1 miles, professionally timed by SRC Timing using RaceResult chip technology. It is a fast, flat, scenic route that begins in the heart of Babylon Village and continues through country roads overlooking the Great South Bay. The finish is at the municipal parking lot behind the Post Office Café.
Course Director: Gary Repetto
Splits • Mile Markers • Water Stops
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners. In addition, awards will be given to the top three runners in the following age divisions: 1K Fun Run, 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50- 59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. Also, a special award will be given to the first male and female Babylon Village residents to cross the finish line!
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