Strides 4 CMV - Boston

TBD Boston, MA US 02114 Directions
Events

5K Adult

$35 10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends June 6, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT

5K (Youth Under 15)

$20 10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends June 6, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT

Virtual Participant

$15 10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends June 6, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT
This event is being re-scheduled to another date, please stay tuned.

New Date: TBD

Thank you for your interest in the National CMV Race in Boston. Organizers are re-scheduling this date as we speak. More details will be revealed soon. 

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://high5em.com/?page_id=2499.

Place
Fielder Field, Charles River Esplanade
47 Mugar Way
Boston, MA US 02114
Description

Description: Please join us for the Inaugural family-friendly 5k run, walk and roll for CMV awareness. Congenital Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common viral infection, occurring in about 1 in 200 births, and the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss that infants are born within the US. Every pregnant woman is at risk of acquiring CMV, and only 9% of women know about it! 100% of the event proceeds will be allocated to the National CMV Foundation’s efforts to promoting awareness, providing access to resources and sharing prevention information to eliminate congenital CMV!

Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg: Will open on event day at 8:30AM. No pre-packet pickup will be available unless otherwise noted.

Fees:
Early Bird Registration: $25 through 4/6
General Admission: $30 through 5/9
Late Registration: $35 through 6/6
Youth Under 15 – $20 (No price increase)
Virtual Registration – $15

Team Category: Own a business? Part of a running club? This is an easy and fun way to recruit your friends. Teams must consist of at least 4+ people. Prizes will be awarded for the largest & fastest team.

Course:  The event will start and finish at Fielder Field.
Participants will head west on Dr. Paul Dudley White Path/Charles River Esplanade. Turn around just past the fitness park and return to the park via the path closest to river.

Swag: All pre-registered participants by 6/1 will be guaranteed a custom shirt.

Awards:
Top 3 M/F finishers in the 5K run
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Team Fundraiser
Largest Team
Fastest Team – Cumulative time for the top 4 runners

Race Festivities: Light refreshments will be available for participants. A slew of local and corporate vendors will be on site and of course our MC/DJ will be keeping us entertained throughout the course of the event.

Beneficiary: 100% of the net proceeds will be allocated to the National CMV Foundation.

Can’t make the event? But would like to make a contribution? Checks can be made payable directly to: The CMV Foundation and mailed to: High5EM, co: Ashley Steeves, 3 Pond Hill Rd, Amesbury MA 01913.

Weather: This event will take place rain or shine! 

Event Contact: High5EM | 978-594-7050 | info@high5em.com

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Sponsors
About Moderna

Moderna is pleased to support the National CMV Foundation in raising awareness of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV). As a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Mass., our company’s mission is to advance messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. mRNA medicines are designed to direct the body’s cells to produce proteins that can have a therapeutic or preventive benefit and have the potential to address a broad spectrum of diseases where there is an unmet need, such as CMV. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.

About the National CMV Foundation

At the National CMV Foundation, we work to inform and educate others on specific prevention measures to protect against the risk of CMV infection. Congenital CMV is the most common viral infection that infants are born with in the United States, occurring in about 1 in 200 births. Because CMV is a silent disease – meaning most people who are infected have no signs of symptoms (asymptomatic) – the mother is likely unaware she has CMV during her pregnancy.

Statistically, about 30 to 50 percent of women of childbearing age in the U.S. have never been infected with CMV. Of these, about 1 to 4 percent will have their first CMV infection during a pregnancy (primary infection), giving them approximately a 40 percent chance of passing the virus to their unborn child. 
 
Babies born with CMV may have birth defects and/or experience a vast range of developmental disabilities. The National CMV Foundation’s fundamental goal is to empower women of childbearing age to be advocates for their own health, especially during pregnancy. We encourage women to ask questions and be well informed about their health so that together, we can ultimately stop CMV from infecting unborn babies.
 
A non-profit organization, we are dedicated to promoting awareness, providing access to resources and sharing prevention information to eliminate congenital CMV.

Strides Supporter

The National CMV Foundation Strides Supporter Initiative partners local CMV families with Strides 4 CMV teams. The program hopes to uplift, support and recognizes local CMV families while inspiring and motivating participants to train, fundraise and ultimately help #StopCMV!
 
The CMV families will be at the finish line cheering on and welcoming their supporting teams as they finish the race.
 
Interested in becoming involved with the Strides Supporter Initiative?
 
If you are a CMV family or team interested in being a partner, please email shayne.gaffney@nationalcmv.org for more details.

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