Race Against Pulmonary Hypertension – NC 5k Run/Walk
Let’s all run together on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 in the 2nd Annual Race Against Pulmonary Hypertension-NC 5K Walk/Run.
The race was created to provide assistance to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Support Groups across the Carolinas. Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. It makes the right side of the heart need to work harder than normal.
This event will feature two full registration options: a timed 5K run or walk, and a “6 minute walk.” The intent of the six minute walk is to offer an option for those who wish to come out and support the cause but do not wish to run/walk the 5k – you can still help raise funds and awareness by walking the 6 minute walk route! The “6 minute walk” is also an option for those who want to register and show their support to the PHA support groups of the Carolinas but are unable to actually attend the race on June 16th. Just register for the 6 minute walk and your $25 will go towards this great cause! You will get the benefit of helping to support even though you can’t be there. All “6 minute walk” registrants will get the complete race packet which includes a race t-shirt, bib and other goodies. Packets can be picked up on 06/15/2012 at the Packet Pickup location (Raleigh Running Outfitters) between 3-6pm or at the race location between 6am-7am. For those who are not local your packet will be held for you by the race director or a designee.
Instructions for those participating in the 6 minute Walk at the event: You will start from the start/finish line, follow the signs to the 150 meter mark, turn around and walk back an additional 150 meters. You will go back and forth as many times as you can in the 6 minute-period. You may stop and rest if you need to. Just remain where you are until you can go on again. The time will be announced and let you know when 6 minutes are up, where STOP will be announced.
You may track your distance during the 6 minutes.
We hope that through fundraising efforts, we will be able to raise awareness and money for Pulmonary Hypertension. One-hundred percent of the funds raised through these efforts will absolutely increase the chance of finding a cure. Race is timed/certified.
The first 100 people to sign up for either the 5k OR the 6 Minute Walk will get a free hat!
To be guaranteed a race t-shirt you must sign up by 6/2!
For questions about the event please contact Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org!