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.
Race-Day registration can be done at Nixa High School at 6:00 pm.
ENTRY FEES $65, or $55 if you also run the 5K/10K Haley’s Hope Hot N Hilly at 7 am. Run both races and receive a commemorative gift 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.
TRANSPORT GROUPS 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.
SHIRTS Early registrants (by 08/9/19) 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 16, 2019 at ATC before 5:30 pm or on race day at bus time at Nixa High School.
PACKET PICK UP Bibs can be picked up on August 16, 2019, before 5:30 pm at Associated Theatrical Contractors (451 S Union Ave, Springfield, MO) or on race day at bus time at Nixa High School.
RACE Lights, flashers, personal water bottles, and reflective wear are highly recommended! Hydration/Aid stations will be provided every 2 miles.
Awards will be given to the overall, masters, and to the top three in 10-year age groups. Please join us after the races for great snacks and great music!
For further information and to get registered, go to HALEYS HOPE HARDER THAN HELL HALF MARATHON