SAVE THE DATE
8th Annual Miles for Myeloma – Fox Valley Walk/Run
DATE: Saturday, October 7, 2017
LOCATION: Encircle Health Medical Plaza (located off of Hwy 41 & Ballard) at 2500 E. Capitol Dr, Appleton, WI
TIME: 9:00a.m. Check-in and same-day registration is from 7:30a.m. – 8:45a.m.
DISTANCES: 2 mile or 5 mile.
NEW in 2017! Chip Timing, for the first time in Miles for Myeloma – Fox Valley history. And, registered teams will be recognized throughout the event.
MILES FOR MYELOMA – FOX VALLEY is an annual family-friendly 2 mile and 5 mile walk/run held on the first Saturday of October. ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME. You pick your pace, and we’ll be there to cheer you on. All proceeds benefit Mission Myeloma, Inc., a local 501(c)(3) non-profit to show support to patients and their families affected by multiple myeloma and to fund research for a cure. To learn more about Mission Myeloma, visit www.missionmyeloma.org. The event will take place rain or shine…but we’re hopeful for sunshine and 60s!
- June 1 – August 31: Adult $20 / Youth (13 and under) $10
- September 1 – 30: Adult $25 / Youth (13 and under) $15
- October 1 – 7: Adult $30 / Youth (13 and under) $20
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO TRANSFERS.
REGISTRATION: Online registration opens June 1, 2017. Register early to take advantage of the early bird discount! Participants can also register via snail mail in advance, or in-person on event day. To download a Registration Form, please click HERE (coming soon!).
Registration includes a long sleeve a signature 2017 Miles for Myeloma t-shirt and day full of inspiration.
AWARDS: presented to the top 3 males and top 3 females of the 5 mile event.
PACKET PICK UP: Friday, October 6th. Location to be determined. Same day pick-up also available, starting at 7:30AM on Saturday.
TEAMS: This year, registered teams will be recognized throughout the event. Teams are encouraged to submit a photo and short story of their inspiration to participate. Are you participating in honor of someone affected by myeloma, or perhaps to achieve a goal? Share your story with us. When you register, you’ll be asked to type in your TEAM NAME and TEAM CAPTAIN.
WAIVER: Every participant (18 years of age and older) must sign a waiver prior to participating in the event. Individuals younger than 18 years of age must obtain consent from an adult.
WHAT TO WEAR: Whatever is most comfortable for you! Show your support by wearing your 2017 Miles for Myeloma t-shirt (included in your registration) or any previous years’ Miles for Myeloma t-shirt.
ABOUT THE COURSE: Both routes (2 mile and 5 mile) are fast, flat and 100% on paved ground. The start and finish are located in the front of the Encircle Health complex. Participants will navigate throughout the industrial park, approved by the City of Appleton, with cheer squad and music periodically along the course to encourage, support, and assist participants. Water stations will be set up to quench your thirst. The course is stroller-friendly. Unfortunately, no pets allowed.
ABOUT MULTIPLE MYELOMA (the cancer)
Multiple myeloma is a hematological (blood) cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the soft, spongy tissue at the center of your bones, called bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell responsible for producing antibodies (immunoglobulins) which are critical for maintaining the body’s immune system. Through a complex, multi-step process, healthy plasma cells transform in malignant myeloma cells. There currently is no cure.
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We hope to see you all on Saturday, October 7th! Bring a friend…or three!