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The Khaleda Run / Butterfly Release

Sat May 11, 2019 denver, NC US 28037 Directions
Events

5k Timed

$25 8:15AM EDT Price increases after February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

10K Timed

$35 8:00AM EDT Price increases after February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Kids Fun Run

$10 9:00AM EDT Registration ends May 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Butterfly Release Additional Butterflies

$7 9:30AM EDT Registration ends May 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
7547 Waterside Loop Rd.
denver, NC US 28037
Description

Please Join us for our Inaugural Race on May 11, 2019!

The Khaleda Run will incorporate three main events:  A Kids Fun Run, 5k & 10K.  Each participant will receive a live butterfly to release in honor/memory of someone directly following our Awards Ceremony.

WHO WE ARE: 
BlindSight is a non-government organization committed to changing lives through vision and learning. Our goals involve establishing self sustaining eye clinics to provide services that restore sight and products to ensure optimal vision among under-served populations. In addition, our hope is to empower individuals to fulfill their personal vision through learning and literacy programs domestically and abroad.
 
KHALEDA'S VISION: 
In memory of Khaleda, race proceeds will be used to address vision and literacy challenges in our community and abroad.  Khaleda understood the raw reality that literacy is power.  The ability to read allows an individual to make educated decisions, acheive most any goal, unleash the imagination, get lost on an adventure, and understand truth.  No one should be denied this gift.   
 
KHALEDA "ETERNAL": Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Khaleda (which means eternal), was her given name. From birth, she battled a life threatening condition called Thalassemia Beta Major, which required regular blood transfusions and aggressive medical treatment to sustain life. At seven years of age, she was adopted by Mike and Amanda Assell as their first and eldest child. Despite her constant need for medical care, Khaleda brought joy, laughter, and wit to all she knew rather than bitterness or complaint. Her smile was contagious and her strength was mighty. She loved being with her family and friends. Painting nails, swimming, riding horses, and shopping were some of her favorite activities. Khaleda knew how to live in the day and understood that we aren’t promised tomorrow. She didn’t dwell on the past or her condition, and she didn’t fret over the future and what it would bring. This beautiful child taught us so much about life, sacrifice, and true love. She was a blessing in every way.  Khaleda's life reminds us of the life cycle of a butterfly.  We watched her transform through often painful processes into a most beautiful human inside and out.  Our butterfly will be joyfully released in her memory.

 “A BUTTERFLY ONLY HAS FOURTEEN DAYS TO LIVE, STILL IT FLIES JOYFULLY CAPTURING MANY HEARTS… SOMETIMES IT’S NOT HOW LONG WE LIVE BUT IT IS HOW WE LIVE IT. EACH MOMENT IN LIFE IS PRECIOUS USE IT TO GLORIFY GOD. BE A CHANNEL OF JOY, BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS...”  

 

Event Details:

Event Location:  Waterside Crossing Medical Park: Advanced Family Eye Care: Waterside Loop Rd.; Denver, NC 28037
Mailing Address: PO Box 723 Denver, NC 28037

7:00 am:    Pre-Race Registration and Packet Pickup
8:00 am:   10K Race Start
8:15 am:   5k Race Start
8:15 am:   Kids Activities and Breakfast Available
9:00 am:   Kids Fun Run Start
9:30 am:   Awards Ceremony followed by Butterfly Release
Age Based pricing at check out for 12 and under and 65 and over. SAVE $5
 

Opportunities for Participation:

1.  Volunteers: We are always seeking volunteers to help in many ways.  If you would like to volunteer, please email us at: thekhaledarun@gmail.com
 
2. Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities: Please email thekhaledarun@gmail.com or call 980-222-4062 for more details. 
Mail all donations to PO Box 273; Denver, NC 28037
a. Purple Sponsor:  $100
b. Blue Sponsor:  $250
C. Gold Sponsor:  $500
D. Pink Sponsor:  $1000 + 
 
3. Hydration Stations:  (4 stations available) 

Organization will be responsible for a specified hydration station. This includes set up, clean up, cups, water, and team to manage the station during the race. Organization may promote themselves at this station as they encourage and hydrate runners

4. KIDS ZONE SPONSOR : 
  Organization or group will be responsible for kids area and games. This includes any rentals or items needed to support this area and Fun Run. (Details/ideas for zone can be shaped alongside board by sponsor.  
 
5. OTHER: 
  We welcome any in-kind sponsorship that may be available for our race.   

 

AWARDS:

1st place Overall (Male &Female ) will win a pair of Costa Sunglasses 

Age Groups: (M&F)  14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+   

 

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