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|Halloween Sprint for Service Dogs 5k!||
Time9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
|Kids Fun Run! (12 and under)||
Time10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
|Trick or treat family fun walk (kids 12 and under are free with adult registration)||
Time9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
**Packet pickup will be held at National Running Center in Clarks Summit, on Friday 10/27 between the hours of 11a-6p, and Saturday 10/28 between the hours of 11a-4p.
Day of race registration for 5k will be held at Nay Aug, between the hours of 7:30-8:30 only. 5k will start at 9am sharp.
Day of event Trick or treat walk registration will take place starting at 7:30 and continue through 11am. Trick or treat walk ends at 12pm.
Join us on October 29th at Nay Aug Park for a Halloween themed 5k and trick or treat family walk! Proceeds from the run/walk will be used to raise money to provide service dogs to those in need.
Day of race/walk registration will be available, price will increase by $5 for each event.
-T-shirt for every participant registered before 10/8!
-Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female racers!
-Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and females in each age group
-Professional photography on 5k course and finish line
-Free kids 1/2 mile fun run - ALL kids will receive a medal for participating! (Taking place after 5k is complete)
-Costume contests for both kids and dogs, with prizes!
-Halloween Pet portraits.
-A DJ with a dance party.
-Trick or treat course and fun family walk, a great way for safe Halloween fun! Professional photography throughout course. Doggie treats too!
-After race/run snacks and drinks, including hot chocolate (hot coffee and tea for adults).
-LOTS of awesome vendors!
& much more!
We plan to make this a yearly event, to raise money for those who are in need of service dogs but unable to afford them.
This years race will benefit Courtney Sussman. Courtney, has type 1 diabetes and has been insulin dependent since her 8th Birthday. She is now going on 22, and has lived with his horrible, scary and potentially life threatening disease every day. When she was younger, she was fortunate enough to be able to feel her highs and lows, even when she was sleeping. She's always been on the difficult side to control as far as keeping her blood sugars consistently normal. She's had many hospitalizations over the years for treatment of DKA, and she's also had some very scary lows down into the low 20's. As she's gotten older, and her body has changed drastically, she is no longer able to feel her highs and lows, they come out of nowhere. This is extremely scary when going to bed at night, not knowing if her sugar will drop to dangerous lows while she sleeps, causing her astronomical amounts of stress and anxiety, and lost sleep. Imagine going to bed at night, worried if you'll wake up in the morning. I know as her mother, how horrifying it is for me to think about, I can not imagine how it is for her. This disease takes such a toll on the body. She's had neuropathy in her feet since the age of 11. Her vision continues to be affected, and prescription for glasses get stronger. With all of that being said, we strongly feel a diabetic alert dog would be a life saving addition to her family. These dogs are trained over a 10 month period, and are able to detect high and low blood sugar before it becomes life threatening. They are trained to wake the person up from sleep and are also trained to wake others up in the house, if they're unable to wake the diabetic up. This dog will not only be life saving for her medically, but mentally too, and can legally go everywhere with her, school, work, stores, everywhere! She is worn down, going to school full time, working almost full time, blood sugars all over the place, and not being able to sleep out of fear of not waking up. We are holding a Halloween 5k fun run/walk to help offset some of the cost of the dog, as he (she already picked the sex and breed) will be costing us about $15,000.00 with training and transport to her home. Every penny of that is absolutely worth it, if it means saving her life.
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