Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
7th Annual AdvoKate Charity Run & Walk
Rochester Municipal Park [ map ]
This year's AdvoKate run (the funnest run around) is right around the corner. Once again we're gearing up to bring:
- Something for all ages and fitness levels
- Activities and entertainment for kids (after the race)
- Great raffle prizes from generous local businesses
- Energizing, fun music appropriate for the whole family
- Plenty of bananas
All proceeds support pediatric brain tumor research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a non-profit treatment and research facility treating children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, regardless of health insurance status.
Times to note:
Check-in: begins 7:45AM
10k & 5k Start: 8:30AM
1mi Start: 9:00AM
Late registration available
Online registration closes Weds, July 31st, but walk-up registration will be available on Thursday or Friday prior to the race (more details to come), and starting 7:45am the morning of the event. Fee: $30., limited t-shirt/swag availability.
Plan to check-in to pick up your participant packet before your start time, or attend Early Check-in / Packet Pickup (Date time TBD) and be ready to hit the starting line when you arrive on Saturday.
advoKate is a volunteer organization supporting pediatric brain tumor prevention and reseach, as well as other childhood-related causes. It was established to honor the memory of 6-year-old Kate Hrischuk of Rochester, MI, who lost her courageous battle with an intrinsic brain stem glioma in early 2007. advoKate was founded by Kate's parents whom have taken on the mission to raise awareness about the issue of limited available research on the disease that took their daugher's life. With the help of event participants and sponsors, advoKate has, so far, raised nearly $50k for the cause. For more information about Kate and her story, visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/katehrischuk