This year, once again, I have had the pleasure of being involved behind the scenes for Run4Rett.

Race Details:

WHAT: Timed 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk

WHEN: 11AM – Saturday, October 16th

WHERE: Richmond Green Park, Richmond Hill, ON

• Awards for 5K Finishers
• Door Prizes
• Face Painting and Bouncy Castle
• Post Race Food (BBQ!) and Entertainment
• Silent Auction with Fantastic Bid Items
• Amazing Race Kits **see below**

• Headsweats Visors
• Free Passes to Casa Loma, Science Centre, Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos
• Dinner Theatre Tickets
• Movie Passes
• Alberto Gift Basket
• Udderly Smooth Gift Basket
• Thermos Hydration Bottles
and more!!!

All proceeds go directly to the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association.

My good friend Juliana has a daughter with RS, which is how I came to be involved with this event.

Rett Syndrome is caused by a random genetic mutation and is considered to be a severe neurological disorder affecting 1:10,000 female births. It is often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or a non-specific developmental delay. Many girls experience seizures, scoliosis and the inability to communicate verbally. Girls and women with Rett Syndrome are dependent on their families and/or caregivers for life.

On Monday night, several of us got together for a Race Kit Stuffing Party! It was incredible to see how much product had been donated (many thanks to my sister who has done a wonderful job for the second year as Fundraising Coordinator) and to see everything come together.

all items not pictured
This is an excellent, family-oriented event and I highly recommend it to anyone in the area. Bring the whole family out for a fun-filled day!
I am also looking for volunteers.

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HUBBY! Here he is finishing Run4Rett last year.
(Can you tell that he has a favourite top to race in too??)

26 thoughts on “Run4Rett

  1. wow thats a nice goody bag!!! im jealous.i can volunteer. thats the day before my marathon, and id love some inspiration from other runners. email me details on where and when!

  2. You guys are all doing such a great job supporting this cause. The loot in those bags is impressive – would have taken a long time to finish the bag-stuffing.

  3. great shot of mark running! you guys are cute with your "racing tops". i am the same, well except in "non-serious" races i don't wear my "PR top" :)that race gets the hookup on loot! look at all those freebies!happy blog-world birthday to mark! (since i already facebook-birthday'd him)UUuuUUuuUUuuUU

  4. looks like you guys have done an amazing job getting the race together! We knew a girl with Retts too. Sadly she passed away last year. Thank you for putting together a race with such a great cause!

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