Friday, October 29, 2010

Another Amazing 5K4Life!

If you weren't in Kendall Square last Sunday, you missed out on a great race! If you were, thanks for participating and/or sorry for making you sit in your car while the horde of runners zoomed by!

The second annual 5K4Life was a great success. We had 429 runners register, and we raised over $30,000 to support ALS research!

You can see a full listing of the results from the race here.

And feel free to peruse some photos from the 5K in our gallery!

All of us at Prize4Life want to thank the hundreds of people who made this event possible. In addition to all of those who ran and raised money, we had 37 extremely dedicated volunteers who helped us with everything from bag stuffing and water distribution to manning the registration tables and serving up pasta and sandwiches.

We also want to give a big shout-out to two teams in particular that really made the 5K4Life shine, Team Hammy and Team Ashley.

You've gotta love the level of enthusiasm Team Hammy brought! They were our top team fundraiser, contributing $5,510 to support our mission of accelerating the discovery of treatments and a cure to ALS.

Team Ashley
sent us scrambling for more registration cards, mobilizing 83 runners to participate in the race! The eponymous Ashley Agri had registered for the 5K4Life weeks in advance, but she was involved in a car accident that left her in critical condition and unable to compete. To show their support, Ashley's friends and family took up her mantle and ran for her. While Team Ashley was in high spirits for the race, the incident is a stark reminder of how fragile life can be and how so many of us take the ability to run or even walk for granted.

To all of those who ran or helped others run in support of the thousands of people currently afflicted with ALS who could not, we give our deepest and most heart felt thanks. And our best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery to Ashley!

And if you are feeling bummed that you missed out, there's always next year!

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