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The Peyton Walker Foundation was created in 2013, after the untimely and tragic passing of a vibrant and ambitious nineteen- year-old college student, daughter, sister and friend, whose future was stolen by Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Peyton was a true adventure-seeker and absolutely loved and embraced the outdoors. She enjoyed snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, 4-wheeling in her Jeep Wrangler, and anything that involved adventure. She lived life in a manner that most would envy – full of energy and passion, never missing an opportunity to share a laugh or give a hug to someone who needed it.
Ski Roundtop embodied all the things that Peyton loved, and because of that, she worked there throughout high school and college. She held every position possible on the mountain from taking tickets to rescuing people on ziplines. She loved her time at Ski Roundtop / Roundtop Mountain Resort.
To celebrate Peyton’s love of adventure, and a hugely successful 1st year we are once again hosting, “The Beat Goes On Adventure Race” on May 18th, 2024 at Roundtop Mountain Resort. The 5K race will feature 12+ obstacles, steep hills and a course that will challenge every level of fitness. We will also offer a 2K race with 5+ friendly obstacles for all skill levels and ages. Obstacles for both races may include mud, water, heights and jumps.
Proceeds from this event will support the lifesaving work of The Peyton Walker Foundation. Our mission is to increase awareness and survival rates of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Our award-winning and nationally-recognized programs and services include:
· Free heart screenings for kids in partnership with UPMC, CHOP, U Penn / Lancaster General Health and Geisinger Health Systems;
· Donating over 300 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Central PA;
· Advocating and successfully passing, “Peyton’s Law,” which went into effect in July 2020 – impacting all students who participate in PIAA sports;
· Bringing the 4 Minute City to Cumberland County that brings new technologically advanced Avive AEDs and connects them to 911 dispatchers allowing for citizens to respond to cardiac emergencies before EMS.
We are incredibly excited to be able to tell Peyton’s story through this race and educate the public about Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Please join us so that “The Beat Will Go On” for our youth.
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