In March of 2004 James Hinchliffe lost his battle against the debilitating and progressive disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), best known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease had cruelly damaged his nerve cells and caused a slow, frustrating, unstoppable loss of muscle movement over five years. Jim, his wife Debbie, and their two young boys Matt and Dillon did all they could to pull together and enjoy their time together during those difficult years.
Fast forward to the present. Jim’s family has weathered the many trials that a family does after such an experience and loss. Jim’s sons want to honor their dad’s memory in a way that might help other victims of ALS and their families. With help from a proud family, they are planning the eighth James P. Hinchliffe 5K Run/Walk for ALS. The event will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, 2018 in Glens Falls. All proceeds will be donated to The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter. Donations from 2011 through 2017 have totaled $84,700!
Event details and schedule
To Benefit: The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter
Date & Time: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 8:30 a.m.
Entry Fees: 18 & Under - $15 in Advance; Adults - $18 in Advance; All Ages - $25 Race Day
Registration: 7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Race Day at Glens Falls Civic Center (Main Lobby), Glens Falls
Shirts: Shirts for the first 300 pre-registered participants. Registration must be received by November 1st
Course: Race begins at Church Street and proceeds north to Maple Street; west to Bay Street; north to Sanford Street; east to Cooper Street; south to Dix Avenue; east to McDonald Street; south to Warren Street; west on Warren Street to the finish line
Facilities: Restrooms Available
Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall Male and Female Winners; 1st, 2nd and 3rd Age Group Winners
Age Groups: 10 & Under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
James P. Hinchliffe 5K Run/Walk for ALS