About the 2017 ALS Awareness 5k
Date: August 19, 2017
Registration: Online registration closes at 4 pm on Thursday, August 17.
Pickup: T-shirts and race packets can be picked up from 4 to 7pm
August 18, or before the race from 7:00-8:15 a.m. on August
19 at the Stag-R-Inn located at 102 Lincoln Street in Emden. You may still register at these times, but may not
receive your race t-shirt until later.
Start Time: 8:30AM
Results: Race results will be posted immediately following the race.
Fundraising: In addition to raising money through the registration fees,
there will be a 50/50 drawing, raffle/silent auction and
bags tourney following the race.
Post Race: Food (included with registration)
This is a great event for all ages and all types of runners and walkers. For the competitive runner, it is a chip timed race with prizes. For the casual runner or walker, it's all about joining the cause and having a good time. If you don't want to run or walk the full 5k, there is a shortcut you can take. The more participants, the more money we raise to help find a cure for ALS.
All walkers and runners will get a T-shirt, post race fruit and water, a free drink ticket you can use at the Stag-R-Inn, and a post-race meal which includes pulled pork or sloppy joe, chips, cookies and ice tea or lemonade. Spectators and non-participants may also enjoy the meal with a free will donation. Following the race, you can continue to hang out at the Stag-R and enjoy drinks, food, bags tournament, DJ, and more!
The course is all asphalt. The race starts at the Stag-R, winds its way out into the countryside, comes back through town, and finishes back on main street in front of the Stag-R-Inn. Awards will be given to the top male and female runners in several categories for each. Even if you can't walk or run in the race, you can still participate or donate. Contact us for more information!
Awards will be given to the first place male and female finishers. Race categories for top 3 finishers in each category for male and female are as follows:
A key to the success of this event is the unbelievable support from local business and members of the Emden and surrounding communities. Nearly all of the race fees go to help fight ALS. That's because the food, drinks, T-shirts, prizes, and people's time were all donated. If you are interested in helping or donating time or money to the 2017 race, please contact us!
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 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.