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Almaden Lake ParkColeman Rd and Winfield Blvd San Jose, CA 95120
The Emerge 6th Annual 80's 5K Run/Walk is brought to you by Journey for Jessica and the International Brain Research Foundation. Bring your boy toy, your gal pal, your BFF, and your posse to join us in dressing in our favorite 80's attire and running/walking a 5K. All while bringing awareness to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and giving Jessica continued care and therapy AT HOME. The Run/Walk is on a flat running path and is suited for both the Noob (beginner) and experienced runner. FOR OUR SERIOUS RUNNERS TIMING AND AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE. This is a family friendly event. Righteous T-shirts and apparel will be available for purchase.
On August 2nd 2009 Jessica was driving to church and struck by a speeding driver. Doctors gave the family virtually no hope of ever waking their daughter and told them to put her into a facility. Instead, they took her home. After treatments with IBRF, in December of 2011 Jessica began to respond to Yes/No questions using buttons. Jessica communicated to her family she was aware of her past and present.
On Jessica’s 21st Birthday the State notified the family that their support would be cut by 80% and suggested moving her into a facility once again. This option would give Jessica little chance of continued progress and cost the State thousands more.
Event details and schedule
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We are totally amped to start sign in 8:30am. Welcome and totally tubular warm up to begin at 9:30am. Start time for timed runners is 10am. 80's walkers and Hair bands to begin immediatly after runners. Booths and refreshments availble throughout the event.
Please arrive early as parking is limited. There is parking in the gates of the park for a fee, but free parking is available on the street directly outside the gates.
Please sign up for a fundraising page which will allow you to take online donations and track your fundraising progress. A prize is awarded to the top team and individual fundraisers.
Entry includes a T-shirt, water on trail, snack, and as registered, timing by Ford Timing. It also includes awards and prizes per category following the Run/Walk.