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Freestone Park1045 E Juniper Avenue Gilbert, AZ 85234
Lupus Awareness Month is an annual observance, during the month of May, to call attention to lupus and its impact on the lives of millions of individuals and families. Lupus takes its name from the Latin word "lupus", meaning wolf.
Lupus is a lifelong disorder of the immune system and diagnosing it can be tricky. Lupus may sound like an exotic, rare disease, but it’s not one to be overlooked. The disease can mimic other conditions, and it often takes a different course in different people. Many people have it for years before developing tell-tale symptoms. Although there is no one test for lupus, certain proteins usually show up in a patient's blood. A blood test for antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) can provide a critical clue. A tell-tale sign of lupus is a butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and bridge of the nose. Like many other life-threatening autoimmune diseases, it is important to know the early warning signs of Lupus so that any sufferers may begin battling it early on.
With Lupus, immune cells attack the body's own healthy tissues, leading to inflammation and tissue damage. Symptoms may be limited to the skin, but more often lupus also causes internal problems such as joint pain. In severe cases, it can damage the heart, kidneys, and other vital organs. Although there's no cure, there are treatments that can minimize the damage. Thanks to improvements in treatments for lupus, people with the condition are living significantly longer. The outlook for any given individual depends on how severe the disease is, and whether any vital organs are affected. But most people with lupus can expect to live a normal or nearly normal life span.
Join us to bring awareness and increase the understanding, among the general public, of what this disease can do and why it’s so key to know the facts.
On behalf of all Purple Butterfly Warriors, we thank you for participating, spreading awareness, and helping to raise critical funds to Tame the Wolf!
Event details and schedule
About the Lupus Foundation of America
The Lupus Foundation of America works to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. To give directly to the Lupus Foundation please visit their website here.
Mail-in and Virtual Registration
To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make check payable to StartLine Racing.
Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? We are excited to announce our Tame the Wolf Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event dri-fit tech t-shirt. All you have to do is register above! Please note - your virtual packet will be mailed out the week following the event.
Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at email@example.com
All Participants Receive:
Custom Event Finisher's Medal for all participants
Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants
Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups. Our age groups are the following:
8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over
Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
Managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.
Race Day Information
Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 6:00am at Freestone Park.
We accept cash, check, or credit card on race day
Cost of registration on race day will be $40.
We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.
No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.
Leashed pet and walker friendly
This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds for due to weather.
Packet Pick-up Opportunities
- Friday, May 15, 2020 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at TBD
- Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Freestone Park (race location) beginning at 7:00am.
- May 15 3:00 PM - Packet Pick up at TBD from 3-6pm
- May 16 6:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens
- May 16 7:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk Begins
- May 16 8:00 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)