Today, we run in honor of those who are not able to. We run because we can.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegen-erative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Voluntary muscle action is progressively affected when motor neuron cells die, and patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. Yet, through it all, most people's minds remain unaffected. Life expectancy for most people with ALS is usually two to five years following diagnosis, but with recent advances in research and improved medical care, many patients are living longer, more productive lives. As many as 30,000 Americans may be currently affected by ALS, and there is no known cause and no cure for ALS.
Haley's Hope was established in honor of a beloved daughter, sister, and friend—Haley Stevens—who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 16. During her short battle, her family and friends knew that the only way to help others afflicted with this awful disease was to start raising money to help others afflicted with this disease.
Today, you run—in Haley's memory—to spread awareness and to raise money for a cure.
2ND ANNUAL HARDER THAN HELL HALF MARATHON
DISTANCE: 13.1 Miles (21.1 Kilometers)
DATE: August 15, 2015
STAGING: Nixa High School, 514 S Nicholas Rd, Nixa, MO
TRANSPORT GROUPS: You will be notified via E-mail of your Transportation Group. Group one leaving at 6:20pm to start line; Group two leaving at 6:40pm to start line.
PARKING AREAS: The staging area will be at NIXA HIGH SCHOOL with transportation provided to and from the start/finish lines. NO Vehicles Will Be Allowed At Two Rivers Bike Park!!
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course holds a beautiful country setting beginning at Two Rivers Bike Park. It winds along the countryside through Shelvin rock before finishing at the bridge on Big Bend . Rolling hills and evening temperatures will make this a fun and challenging half marathon.
Link to course: http://www.allstarparktopark.com/theRace/pointDetail/18
RACE START: 7:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
BIB PICKUP & RACE-DAY REGISTRATION: August 14, 2015 at ATC 451 S. Union, Springfield, MO before 5:30pm or on race day at 6pm at Nixa HS.
ENTRY FEES: $ 65 (or $55 if you also run the 5K/10K Haley's Hope Hot N Hilly at 7am). Run both races and receive a special gift!
REGISTRATION: Fill out the entire entry form and mail with payment (make payable to Associated Theatrical Contractors; memo line: Haley's Hope—Harder Than Hell) to ATC 451 South Union, Springfield, MO 65802
DONATIONS: Donations are gladly accepted and will be given to the Haley's Hope Foundation in memory of Haley Stevens.
SHIRTS: Early registrants (by 08/13/15) will receive great shirts on race-day. Later registrants will receive their shirts one week later by picking them up from ATC
AWARDS: Will be awarded to the overall, masters, and to the top three in 10-year age groups.
POST-RACE CELEBRATION: Please join us after the races for lots of great snacks and great music!
AID STATIONS: Hydration/Aid stations will be provided every 2 miles. Personal water bottles are recommended to be carried!
RECOMMENDATIONS: Lights, flashers, and reflective wear are highly recommended!
Runners to receive a Finisher's Medal!
LIMITED TO 125 RUNNERS..SO REGISTER NOW!