Online Registration http://cc5K13.kintera.org
101 Carnegie Center Drive Parking Lot (Behind Hyatt Regency Princeton)
Day of Event Schedule
5K 9:30 am
Fun Run 9 am
Registration 7:30 am
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
NJ USATF Grand Prix Event (500 Points)
Timed Mile Markers
Teams of 4+ to qualify for official scoring
Family Fun Day
Kid’s Zone - Moon Bounces, Clown, and Face Painting
5K Awards -Age-Category and Group Team Winners: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places
1M Fun Run Medals- To each participant
Pre-Registration Deadline 9/20
Day of Event Registration Opens 7:30 am
The Parkinson Alliance
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:
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.