The Chocolate Challenge 3.1

Fri July 23 - Sat July 24, 2021 Directions
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Run The Chocolate Challenge

If you like a refreshing morning run followed by delicious chocolate treats, then this event is for you.  The Chocolate Challenge is a charity race that supports Kelleigh's Cause, an organization created to raise funds for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) and rare disease research. This charity focuses on community involvement. Our goal is to hold a community wide event while raising critical funds for necessary medical research and public education.

All runners will receive a shirt, medal, and post race chocolate!  A post race party will include music by DJ Bill T and food purchase options from Limp Lizard Catering.

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The Packet Pickup will be at Longbranch Park on both Friday July 23rd & Saturday July24th.

Friday's pickup will begin at 7:00am and end at 6:00pm.  Saturday (Race Day) pickup will start at 6:30am and end at 7:45am.  Please try to avoid the last minute rush by coming early enough to get your package and still get to the start line by 8:00am.  

You will receive a Chocolate Challenge race shirt and bib.

 3813 Long Branch Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090

All the proceeds from this race go towards Kelleigh's Cause!

Kelleigh’s Cause, Inc is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization founded in Central New York.  Our charity is set up to raise awareness, provide family resources and fund research in the search to find a cure for arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Funds raised are used to support translational research [the use of basic research techniques to solve clinical problems] in the field of vascular anomalies, in particular arteriovenous malformations.  Money is needed to pay for the tests that analyze proteins produced by AVMs [mass spectroscopy], test new and repurposed drugs for AVM, develop and test quantitative imaging tests for patients with AVM, and to pay the salary of a postdoctoral fellow to carry out the basic science needed to solve these problems. 

We are currently supporting educational programs for Syracuse area families and doctors.  Our primary research funding includes "The Kelleigh Gustafson Accelerated AVM Research Fund" at Boston's Children's Hospital.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Onondaga County Parks - Long Branch Park


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