Online Registration http://cc5K14.kintera.org

 

Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014 (rain or shine)

Location

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

Directions

Parking

  • Upon arriving at Carnegie Center, look for event signage and tents to help you find the event area.
  • There is ample free parking on Carnegie Center's Business Complex.
    • The 101 Carnegie Center Drive Parking Lot is closest to event activities.
    • If the lot is full at 101 Carnegie Center is full, park at 105 Carnegie Center.
    • The lot at 104 Carnegie Center (directly across from 101CC) will be closed.
  • If you are exiting the event early, please be aware that runners will still be on the race course. Event staff and volunteers will be on site to direct vehicles.

 

Event Hashtag is #cc5k

 

Race Day Schedule 

7:30 am
  • Registration opens
  • Pre-registered participants can pick up race materials
  • Coffee will be served, thanks to Starbucks (In-Kind Sponsor)
8:00 to 9:30 am Team Photo Area is available
8:15 am Massages will be provided by Massage Envy (In-Kind Sponsor)
9:00 am            

One Mile Fun Run STARTS
(Registration closes at 8:45 am)

9:30 am   

5K STARTS
(Registration closes at 9:15 am)

Post Race
Activities

  • Kids' Zone opens with face painting, glitter tattoos, and moonbounces!
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Awards will be presented:
    • King Award Presentation to team For the Love of Lulu
    • Awards to Top 3 5K runners by age/female/male/team categories
    • Drawing Door Prize winners (must be present to claim prize)


 

Race Course

 

5K Map - New Route   Two water stations are located at approximately 1 and 2 mile markers

1M Map

 

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, Relatively Flat Road Course Around Scenic Carnegie Center

Timed Mile Markers

Water Stops
B-tag timing by Compuscore

Awards - Age Category up to 85+ Top 3 Male/Female

Awards - Top 3 Corporate/Open Teams

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

ONLINE Pre-Registration Deadline 9/22
OFFLINE Pre-Registration Deadline 9/19

Day of Event Registration Opens 7:30 am

 

  1. Go Online and Save!!
    http://cc5k14.kintera.org
    5K $25; USATF $22; Fun Run $15
  2. By Phone
    609-688-0870
  3. Offline Registration Form is Available
    Day of Registration:  5K $30; USATF $27; Fun Run $17

 

Donations Deadline
Donations turned in by 10/27/2014 will be credited to the 15th Carnegie Center 5K. 

This event benefits The Parkinson Alliance; net proceeds go to Parkinson’s disease research. All participants are encouraged to fundraise on behalf of The Parkinson Alliance by reaching out to their friends and family for support. Each registered participant will have their own fundraising webpage.

 

TEAMS

Bundling of race items
Enlist at least 10 team members by 9/22 and you'll be eligible for us to bundle your race bibs, pins, and t-shirts. This means only one trip for one person to registration to pick up all of your members' race materials. We'll contact you after 9/22 (if you are eligible) to confirm if you want to avail of this opportunity.

Team meeting area 
We'll have a team meeting area consisting of tables on Race Day; you are welcome to use this area to meet your team and distribute race materials to your team members.

Team photos
There will be a designated area where you can have your team photo taken by us on Race Day.

Team awards 
You'll be eligible for 5K race awards if you have four or more members registered for the 5K.

 

Pick-Up of Race Materials

All participants can pick up shirts and race bibs/numbers/pins on race day. 

  • Volunteers will be ready to help you based on the event you signed up for (5K or Fun Run), and by your last name.
  • 5K participants:  Each 5K runner will be uniquely scored and identified by B-tag timing. Your race bib will already be pre-assembled.  

 

Door Prize Entry
On your race bib/number, there will be a tear off for your entry to a door prize. Tear off the small corner of your bib marked for door prize. Keep the part of the bib with your name, intact, for scoring. All door prize entries must be placed prior to the start of your race.
 

Event Contact

The Parkinson Alliance

www.parkinsonalliance.org

800-579-8440

609-688-0870

info@parkinsonalliance.org

 

About the Annual 5K/Fun Run Event

2014 marks the 15thyear 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 2013, over 800 registered participants (age 6 to 86) raised $88,000. 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 on www.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.