Check out the great coverage from the 2018 7th annual ALS Awareness 5k from the Herald News.
August 17, 2019 - Emden, IL Sign up for the 8th annual ALS Awareness 5k! We've been grateful for the incredible support and tremendous turnout for this event over the first 7 years, raising over $150,000. The event is funded almost entirely through the generous donations of over 150 individuals and businesses in the community, leaving the majority of the entry fee to help advance the research into the causes, treatments, and prevention of ALS. While the race is very competitive chip-timed race, all types of runners and walkers are welcome. It is more than just a race - with a post-race meal, raffles, silent auctions, and more. We are also pleased to announce this year the return of face painting and Double Shot Duo will be performing their mix of 70's, 80's and 90's variety music from 11:30-2:30 out in the beer garden!
New this year - Kids's Dash Fun Run!! As an added bonus in 2019, there will be a kids dash fun run before the 5k for just $10. This is a non-competitive event to give kids ages 9 and under another way to participate and be a part of raising money for ALS. Kids ages 5 and under will run a 100 meter dash. Parents can join if you wish. Kids ages 6-9 will run a 400 meter dash. Shirts are included. Kids are still welcome to run in both the 5k and the kids dash, but must register for both events to get timing and a bib. More details are available on theregistration page.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP! There are so many ways you can help us out! We need-runners, walkers, spectators, and items for the silent auction or raffle! All support and donations are welcome and greatly appreciated! Check us out on Facebook and Instagram!!!!!!
We are looking for donated items for the silent auction and raffle. If you have an item you can donate, please contact Betty Jo Lessen at (217) 871-0694