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.
13.1 Miles (21.1 Kilometers), starting at Two Rivers Bike Park and ending just after the bridge on Big Bend.
TIME & PLACE
7:00 pm August 19, 2017 at Nixa High School (514 S Nicholas Rd, Nixa, MO)
Fill out the entry form (download link below) and mail with payment (make payable to Haley’s Hope) to ATC 451 South Union, Springfield, MO 65802. Register at Ultramax Sports, or Associated Theatrical Contractors (ATC). You may also register online by filling out the information requested to the right of this page. Race-Day registration can be done at Nixa High School at 6:00pm.
$65, or $55 if you also run the 5K/10K Haley’s Hope Hot N Hilly at 7am. Run both races and receive a commemorative sling bag as well! Day of race entry is $75. Donations are gladly accepted and will be given to the Haley’s Hope Foundation in memory of Haley Stevens.
Transportation will be provided to and from the start/finish lines. No Vehicles Will Be Allowed At Two Rivers Bike Park!
You will be notified via E-mail of your Transportation Group.
Early registrants (by 08/12/17) will receive shirts on race-day. Later registrants will receive their shirts one week later by picking them up from ATC. Bibs can be picked up on August 18, 2017 at ATC before 5:30pm or on race day at bus time at Nixa High School.
Lights, flashers, personal water bottles, and reflective wear are highly recommended! Hydration/Aid stations will be provided every 2 miles.
Please join us after the races for great snacks and great music!