Online Registration http://cc5K13.kintera.org

 

 

Date
Saturday, September 28, 2013 (rain or shine)

 

Location

101 Carnegie Center Drive Parking Lot (Behind Hyatt Regency Princeton)
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Directions-http://bit.ly/PsHUkL

Day of Event Schedule

5K               9:30 am

Fun Run        9 am

Registration   7:30 am


Race Course

5K - http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=376588

1M - http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=376571

 

Individual Participants, Runners, Walkers, Families, & Teams are Welcome

Quality Shirts for all participants while supplies last! Pre-register to reserve your shirt and size.

 

5K Race Details

USATF Certified

NJ USATF Grand Prix Event (500 Points)
Fast, Flat Road Course Around Scenic Carnegie Center

Timed Mile Markers

Water Stops
Chip timing by Compuscore

Teams of 4+ to qualify for official scoring

 

Family Fun Day
Door Prizes

DJ

Refreshments

Kid’s Zone - Moon Bounces, Clown, and Face Painting

Awards Ceremony

 

Awards

5K Awards -Age-Category and Group Team Winners: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places

1M Fun Run Medals- To each participant

 

Registration

Pre-Registration Deadline 9/20

Day of Event Registration Opens 7:30 am

 

  1. Go Online and Save!!
    http://cc5k13.kintera.org
    5K $25; USATF $22; Fun Run $15

  2. By Phone
    609-688-0870

 

Event Contact

The Parkinson Alliance

www.parkinsonalliance.org

800-579-8440

609-688-0870

info@parkinsonalliance.org

 

About the Annual 5K/Fun Run Event

2013 marks the 14thyear for this annual 5K, Fun Run, and Family and Community oriented event. Year after year, it unites the Central Jersey community to support a great cause. In 2012, over 700 registered participants (age 5 to 81) raised ~$76,000. The event benefits The Parkinson Alliance®

 

About The Parkinson Alliance

The Parkinson Alliance®is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Kingston, NJ, and is dedicated to raising funds for the most promising research to find the cause and cure for Parkinson’s disease. More information can be found onwww.parkinsonalliance.org.

 

 About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic neurological condition; a slowly progressive disease that affects a small area of cells in the mid brain known as the substantia nigra. Gradual degeneration of these cells causes a reduction in a vital chemical known as "dopamine." This decrease in dopamine can produce one or more of the classic signs of Parkinson's disease:

 

  • Resting tremor on one side of the body
  • Generalized slowness of movement (Bradykinesia)
  • Stiffness of limbs (Rigidity)
  • Gait or balance problems (Postural Dysfunction)

 

It is estimated that over 1 million Americans are affected, more persons than those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy combined. Although 15% of patients are diagnosed before age 50, PD is generally considered a disease, which targets older adults.

 

Parkinson's disease affects one of every 100 persons over the age of 60. Thanks to public health strides and healthier lifestyle choices, many people now live well into their eighties, adding to the impression that the incidence of PD is increasing.

 

While there is, as yet no cure for this condition, progressive treatments allow many patients to maintain a high level of function throughout their lifetimes.

 

There is great hope for the future. Researchers have made significant advances, and new treatments have been developed. As scientists continue to learn more about the brain‚ they faithfully predict that victory over Parkinson's is within reach.