Wooster Memorial Park
5197 Silver Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Saturday 21st of July 2018 at
Ends: Saturday 21st of July 2018 at 11:00 am (EST)
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Grab two of your friends and get registered soon for this unique team event on the beautiful trails of Memorial Park! You and your team will be tethered together as you complete a 5K trail course. Once finished, the back runner will unhook, and the other two runners will complete the course again. Once finished with the second loop, the final runner will complete the course one last time after runner number two unhooks.
Can't find anyone to tether yourself to? No worries! We've also added a solo 5K, 10K, or 15K run/walk to the event. You can take to the trails with the other runners and enjoy the great family-friendly environment.
Start time for the event (all races) will be at 8:00 a.m.
There will be no early packet pickup. Race day pickup will run from 6:00-7:45 AM at Memorial Park.
Additional info at www.trampleals.org/race-info.html
A little bit about us
Trample ALS is a family fundraising organization partnering with The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter. Through this partnership, Trample ALS is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
We began the process of creating Trample ALS following a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) for my father, Steve Bracken. It was a slight limp that led to the numerous medical tests to try and find the cause. After nearly two years of testing, The Cleveland Clinic gave us the news that dad was stricken with ALS. At 58 years of age, and with 6 grandchildren that love him dearly, the diagnosis came as a tough pill to swallow. As with anyone faced with this news, Steve had two choices...complain about being dealt a bad hand, or make the most of what you have left. Dad chose the latter!
Today he is holding strong. The only FDA approved meds are on his daily regime as well as plans to enroll in an experimental trial sometime this year. While his strength may be waning, his spirit is alive and well. We are enjoying each day to the fullest.
The aim of Trample ALS is to raise awareness and funds for this incurable disease. Having struck Lou Gehrig ill in the 1940's, there has been no cause, cure, or treatment found in the 70+ years since. Our goal is to be part of the solution by offering as much support and funding as we can to The ALS Association. Our first fundraising event is the "Together, We'll Trample ALS" Tethered 5K, 10K, 15K and solo 5K, 10K, 15K run/walk. More information can be found on the links above.
On September 27, 2014, a team of nine runners from Trample ALS pushed Steve through the Akron Marathon in a new custom racing wheelchair. We were able to cover the 26.2 miles in just over 4 hours and 53 minutes. Since that point, we have pushed Steve-O in three other full marathons as well as two half-marathons. A video recap of our adventure can be found here.
Thank you for your support!
Find a local news article on our cause here.
5197 Silver Road, Wooster, OH 44691Saturday 21st of July 2018 at 8:00 am - Saturday 21st of July 2018 at 11:00 am (EST)