ALS Run for Jeremy 5k
Start: Saturday, October 5, 2013 @ 8:30 AM (EDT)
Hamilton , GA 31811
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, October 3, 2013 @ 12:00 PM (EDT)
4th Annual Race to "Assassinate Lou Gehrig's Disease" in honor of the "Georgia Assassin," Jeremy Williams. Jeremy is a retired high school football coach who influenced thousands of people with his determination and faithfulness. To his opponents, while playing college football in Memphis, TN, he was known as the "Georgia Assassin." As we Run for Jeremy in this race we are also wanting to Assassinate Lou Gehrig's one Step at a time.
EARLY PACKET PICK UP
Please come to Big Dog Running Company, North Store, on Friday, October 4 to pick up your bib number, shirt, and goody bag. This will save everyone time and avoid long lines on race morning. Packet pick up hours are 4pm to 8pm at:Big Dog Running Company- 5413 Whittlesey Blvd, Suite D, Columbus, GA 31909
RACE DAY DETAILS
Registration opens at 7:30am on October 5. Since the 5K will be chip timed, you MUST BE REGISTERED BY 8:45am, otherwise you will not receive an official finish time. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.WE STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU ARRIVE AT HARRIS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE 8:30 AM DUE TO ROAD CLOSINGS.Race day fees are $30 for the 5K race and $10 for the Fun Run. 1 Mile Fun Run STARTS at 8:30am5k Race STARTS at 9:00am
NEW THIS YEAR - CHIP TIMING
This year the 5k race will be electronically timed!
ALSO NEW THIS YEAR - 1 Mile Fun Run
This race will be BEFORE the 5k race. Fun Run participants will also receive a t-shirt.
DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM
Download a mail-in entry form at www.runforjeremy.com. Enter by October 3rd to secure your race t-shirt.
Enter 10 or more 5K racers together and receive a discounted entry, $15. To register a team all entry forms and fees must be turned in at the same time. There is no online team entry.
ABOUT EMORY ALS CENTER
The Emory ALS Center cares for Jeremy, & other pALS (people with ALS). Emory is one of the largest clinical centers for ALS in the U.S. The Center provides true multidisciplinary care for patients & families with ALS and related disorders. The team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, therapists, & dieticians care for both the physical and emotional needs of patients and their families. www.als.emory.edu
We are grateful each year for our volunteers! If you'd like to sign up to volunteer, please email Jenny Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERESTED IN BEING A SPONSOR?
Would you or your business like to become a sponsor? Please email Laura Ann Mann at email@example.com, or call 706-325-2485.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The diagnosis alone would have devastated most people but not this coach, husband, and father of two. Coach Jeremy Williams saw this as an opportunity to influence people and ultimately change lives. His unwavering faith and determination have not only shown people a picture of TRUE faithfulness but have also raised awareness about this horrible disease.
5k-$25 pre registration; $30 race day. Fun Run-$10.