In 2012 I was diagnosed with a form of Dysautonomia- specifically, NCS. Which if you were wondering, is just a really long name that means sometimes my body stops working properly and I pass out. (So fun!) Crazy enough, It took 2 years and 4 different doctors to finally be diagnosed with NCS after being told it was “all in my head” and I was just "out of shape". (I can’t even begin to explain how frustrating that was). Because my case is mild, I can feel an episode coming on and try to stop it before I pass out completely, but there are many others who aren’t so lucky. Along with the main forms of dysautonomia (NCS, POTS, MSA, etc), it can also affect the heart, immune system, intestines, lungs, gallbladder, bladder, stomach… you get the picture! This 5K was created to raise awareness for Dysautonomia and its many forms. In memory of Christina Tournant, who's story I encourage you to read. The proceeds will go to educating medical personnel so that they will better understand this crazy illness and try to find a cure!
Location: Lake Seminole Park: 10015 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33777
Date and Time: Saturday, March 10th, 2018 with registration packet pick up starting at 8:45am.
If you plan to attend the event, please click on the "register" icon first. You can then register individually, set up a team, or join one to the teams already created, and select your t-shirt size. If you cannot attend the event but want to donate to the cause or one of the teams, click on the "donate" icon. Prompts will show you how to dontate to a specific team, or the event in general.
EVENT SCHEDULE and DETAILS: The race will start promptly at 10am. Registration and t-shirt/bib pick-up will open at 8:45am and close at 9:30am. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your bib and t-shirt.
BIBS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO 5k RUNNERS.
The registration fee is $30 per person. Registration includes a free t-shirt, and access to swag table containing POTS Awareness bracelets, coupons for local businesses, and more... in addition to post race refreshments. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $3 each or 2 for $5, 4 for $10, 10 for $20 on the day of the race. There will be lots of great items in the raffle such as gift cards, salon baskets, jewelry, and more, so bring some extra cash for your chance to win!!! In addition there will be prizes awarded to top fundraising teams, and fastest overall 5k race finishers, male and female in 3 age categories.