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2017 POTS Walk 5K Race Photo
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2017 POTS Walk 5K Race Photo
2017 POTS Walk 5K Race Photo

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EVENT DATE: May 06, 2017

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  DAY OF REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE.  PLEASE BRING CASH OR CHECK MADE OUT TO DYSAUTONOMIA INTERNATIONAL.

 

Run along the scenic Mystic River, the 2017 POTS Walk & 5K Race will start and end at McGlynn Middle School in Medford, MA.  The race is chip timed and sanctioned by USATF. Participants are welcome to join us after the race for entertainment and refreshments. Proceeds from this event will benefit Dysautonomia International in the support of POTS research.  

 

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What is POTS?
POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system. It is characterized by an increase in heart rate of more than 30 beats per minute upon standing. Symptoms are widely varied, but can include palpitations, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, fainting, sweating, etc. An estimated 1 million Americans suffer from POTS, primarily young women. The cause of POTS is still not understood and there is no known cure.

 

Fundraising:
This race benefits Dysautonomia International an organization devoted to funding POTS research.  Please consider helping us fundraise by making a personal or team fundraising page.  Share your personal story about why supporting POTS research and awareness is important to you.  Prizes will be rewarded to the top fundraising teams.

 

Cost:
The registration fee is $30 per person.  Registration includes a free t-shirt and goody bag for the first 500 registrants.  All participants will be entered in our raffle for a chance to win some incredible prizes donated from our sponsor.  Everyone is encouraged to join us for refreshments and entertainment after the race.  Please register early.

 

If you are walking and would like to bring young children they are more than welcome.  They do not require registration and will not receive registration materials, bibs, or T-shirts.

Schedule:
The race will start promptly at 10am.  Registration and bib pick-up will open at 8am and close at 9:30am.  Look for us under the windmill behind McGlynn Middle School.  Please plan to arrive early to pick up your bib.

 

A post race celebration including refreshments and entertainment will be provided until noon.  

 

Transportation and Parking:
The course is accessible by T using the Wellington station.  A number of buses also service the area.  Plenty of free parking is available at Hormel Stadium.

 

Safety:
This race is sanctioned by USATF.  Runners are not permitted to have strollers, roller skates, skateboards, or bicycles on the race course.  Walkers may have strollers but will be asked to line up at the back of the field.

 

To make the course more accessible to POTS patients, we will be marking off a number of shorter distances along the race course.  Those that are unable to walk the entire course are encouraged to set their own goal and walk as much as they are physically able.  

  

Thank you!

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Team Hanna G and ME 2017

Amount Raised:

$17,823

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Mendelowitz Family

Amount Raised:

$6,015

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Miles for Maryann

Amount Raised:

$3,850

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POTS "A Salt" Team

Amount Raised:

$3,110

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The Strong Squad

Amount Raised:

$3,785

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Team Schloss

Amount Raised:

$2,260

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Wonder Woman's Warrior'...

Amount Raised:

$2,035

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RightFooters

Amount Raised:

$1,650

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General Donations

Amount Raised:

$1,045

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MIT Women's Soccer

Amount Raised:

$1,045

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5K for Zara

Amount Raised:

$1,015

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Team Meghan 2017

Amount Raised:

$1,000

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Team Alex

Amount Raised:

$930

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MIT Swim & Dive

Amount Raised:

$870

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PotsieMommy

Amount Raised:

$710