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2018 Monday Night Mile

College Of Wooster Track
629 E. University St, Wooster, OH 44691

Starts: Monday 17th of September 2018 at 6:30 pm
Ends: Monday 17th of September 2018 at 7:30 pm (EST)

2018 Monday Night Mile

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What is the Monday Night Mile? 

Great question, and we're glad you asked!

This event is solely a fundraiser to support the valiant efforts of Jeff Roche as he uses The Akron Marathon to raise money for Akron Children's Hospital as a Children's Champion.  His goal is to raise $3000 to help provide medical care for children in our area who would not otherwise be able to afford it, and he's well on his way.  With our help, he'll surpass his goal...but we need your help!

Jeff LOVES running on the track, dating back to his college track & field days, and he has a very personal connection and passion for Akron Children's Hospital, so combining his love for the oval with his fundraising efforts seemed almost too obvious and a little bit fun!  

Here is a quick recap, in Jeff's words:

"I'm trying to raise money by running as a Children's Champion in a series of races this year. I ran the National Interstate 8k in June, enjoyed the Goodyear 10k in August, this September 29th I will run the half marathon!

These are always great races that support a great cause. So, I’ve decided to use my training and participation to raise money for the hospital that saved my son’s life. I’m going to be a Children’s Champion.

For those who don't know the whole story: When my son Christopher was seven years old when he was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer just a few days before Halloween. It was aggressive and growing rapidly. After months of chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgeries, he was back in school and ready to get on with being a kid again.

That’s when we found out that the kidney cancer had somehow spread to his brain. His doctors were flummoxed, this just didn’t happen with this type of cancer. There were only a few known cases ever, anywhere. There was no protocol treatment. Working with and consulting colleagues around the world, the pediatric oncologists at ACH created a plan to save our son’s life. It involved brain surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and a complete stem cell transplant. He was in isolation at the hospital for months. The doctors, nurses, volunteers, and support staff were always professional, friendly, and compassionate. ACH is a special place. It deserves your support.

I am so proud of my son. He just graduated from high school with academic honors and as an important member of its award-winning newspaper staff. He is heading to college soon.

ACH has helped almost one million children overcome everything from broken arms to burns to cancer over the years.

I am trying to raise $3000.00 on behalf of Christopher and our entire family for Akron Children’s. I hope to make some small difference for its mission and very special patients. Please help.

Any donation, any amount, will make a huge difference.

You can donate to my personal online fundraising page by clicking here "

When:  Monday Night, September 17, 2018  

            Registration will start at 5:30pm and the first race will kick off at 6:30pm

Where:  John P. Papp Stadium at The College of Wooster

Visitors to The College of Wooster for sporting events can use the following address for GPS services:

The College of Wooster
629 E. University St.
Wooster, OH 44691

John P. Papp Stadium/Carl Munson Track (No. 38)

Going south on Beall Avenue, turn left onto University Street, and parking lot access will be on the left directly behind the stadium. Visitor parking is available directly behind the stadium as well as the parking lot located at the baseball field. 

What:  This will be a chip-timed mile race on the track!  Run it for time, run it for fun, walk it, just show up and show your support for this great cause.  Results will be posted at verticalrunnerrm.com

Cost:  $10 per person.  This will include a chip-timed mile and a Premium Vertical Runner Tech Shirt (While supplies last).  100% of your $10 donation will be sent to Akron Children's Hospital via Jeff's Children's Champion Page.  There are also options at registration to add a little extra to your registration fee, and 100% of that donation also goes to Akron Children's Hospital!

What's the catch?:  Haha!  No catch!  Vertical Runner of Wooster is donating the tech shirts as well as the race timing to make sure that ALL of your money goes to a great cause.  We love watching people be active, we love Akron Children's Hospital, and love The Akron Marathon, so for us this was a no brainer.  Do your part, take advantage of the deal, and help the cause!

Who can participate:  Everyone and anyone!  Runner, walker, in between...it does not matter.  We'll be separating the field of runners into different waves based on predicted finishing time, so you won't get run over, we'll make sure you are around similarly skilled runners/walkers.

When & Where

College Of Wooster Track

629 E. University St, Wooster, OH 44691

Monday 17th of September 2018 at 6:30 pm - Monday 17th of September 2018 at 7:30 pm (EST)

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