Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope Foundation is hosting the Annual Running for Rachael 5K on March 26, 2011 at the USAFA Falcon Stadium, check in begins at 9:00am and the run starts at 10:00am. Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope is a local nonprofit organization founded by family and friends of Rachael Newton. Rachael passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 14; she didn’t want other kids to have to go through what she was going through. The mission of the foundation is to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research through our partners, the Brain Tumor Institute at Children’s National Medical Center. All proceeds from this event will be donated for research.

Pre-registration for the Annual Running for Rachael 5K ends March 12th. To ensure you have a race shirt the day of the run you need to register on or before March 12. This will be a fun day for the whole family, we will have a D.J. for music, Brady’s Rentals will be bring out a grill to BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs for us, Align for Life Chiropractic will be out doing screenings, Structure Therapeutic Massage will be there giving massages, a Scentsy distributer will have her new catalogs out, 5 Hour Energy and Honest Tea among others will be giving out free samples. There will also be a photographer along with the 501st Stormtroopers, Hooter Girls and the Porsche pace car! For a complete list of sponsors go to our website, www.rachaelsribbonsofhope.org.

The Clarion Hotel on 314 West Bijou Colorado Springs, CO 80905, is offering our runners a special rate of $59.00 a night for the 25th and 26th of March. If you are interested all you need to do is call the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Colorado Springs at 800-477-8610 and reference “Running for Rachael 5K” to receive the discounted rate.

You can register for the run at www.runningguru.com, www.active.com, www.prerace.com or www.eventbrite.com. There are also registrations for pick up at both Gold’s Gym locations. The local running companies: Boulder Running Co., Colorado Running Co. both locations, and Runners Roost have sign up forms and will accept registrations and fees and hold them for us. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at lynette@rachaelsribbonsofhope.org.

Thank you,

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Comment by Katy Booth on March 28, 2011 at 12:55pm

Thanks for a great event, Lynette! Sounds like there were tons of runners :)


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