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The RED BUG HILL CHALLENGE includes cycling 5, 20, 40, or 60 miles through the rolling hills near St. Francisvile, LA. Running events include a 5K trail run and a 1 mile fun run. Riders have the option of participating in the RED BUG HILL CHALLENGE, which gives them the opportunity to earn another raffle ticket and an age group award. Registration is limited to a total of 325 cyclists and 125 5K runners.
7:00 a.m. Registration; 8:00 a.m. 60-mile Ride; 9:00 a.m. 40-mile Ride; 9:30 a.m. 20-mile Ride; 9:45 a.m. 5-mile Ride; 10:30 a.m. 5K Trail Run; 10:35 a.m. 1-mile Fun Run. REMINDER: Register before April 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
HOW THE RED BUG HILL CHALLENGE WORKS
Red Bug Hill is one of the toughest hills in the area. Participants will be timed from the bottom to the top, one at a time. Participants will be given an extra raffle ticket for entering the challenge. Age group winners will also receive an award.
The raffle will be held after the completion of all events. Prizes include a bicycle, electronics, athletic gear, gift certificates, and more.
ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD
Join us after the run and ride for the raffle, awards, food, drinks, and entertainment. All of the day's events take place at Mike and Marie Rourke's farm.
REMEMBERING JORDY ROURKE
The RED BUG HILL CHALLENGE is held in memory of Jordy Rourke, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack in May 2008. Although Jordy was born with Spina Bifida and used a leg brace to walk, he led a full and active life. He had just completed his second year at Millsaps College. Jordy enjoyed fishing, swimming, playing the guitar, and spending time with family and friends. He led a life of service, working with Habitat for Humanity, Campus Ministry, and Lions Camp.
ABOUT SPINA BIFIDA
Spina Bifida occurs within the first month of pregnancy, resulting in an incomplete closure of the spinal column. It is the most frequently occurring permanently diabling birth defect, affecting approximately 1 out of every 1000 births in the US. Spina Bifida's effects can be neurological and/or orthopedic. For more information, see www.SBGNO.org.
PROCEEDS AND DONATIONS
ALL proceeds and donations will help individuals with Spina Bifida in the State of Louisiana. Donate in any of three ways: 1., online when registering, 2., to SB of GNO, P.O. Box 1346, Kenner, LA, 70063, or by cash or check the day of the event.
SPINA BIFIDA OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS
Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans is the only non-profit organization in the state of Louisiana exclusively serving the needs of those with Spina Bifida. It serves the entire state. For more information, log onto www.sbgno.org.
DIRECTIONS FROM DOWNTOWN BATON ROUGE
Tale I-110 NORTH all the way to the end. Turn RIGHT at exit 8C and merge onto US-61 N toward Natchez. Drive approximately 30 miles and turn right onto LA-421/Spillman Road. 13918 Spillman Road will be approximately 3 miles on the left.