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BENEFITING: Dysautonomia International

EVENT: 2016 Boston POTS Walk & 5K Race

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2016

Tava Wilson

THE STORY:

Run along the scenic Mystic River, the 2016 POTS Walk & 5K Race will start and end at the Mystic River Bend Reservation located next to Hormel Stadium.  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. 

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.

 

Cost:
The registration fee is $30 per person.  Registration includes a free t-shirt and goody bag  for the first 500 registrants along with 6 free raffle tickets and post race refreshments and entertainment.  Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 each on the day of 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.

 

Prizes:
Prizes will be presented to the top three men and women runners in the following age groups:  20 and under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and over.  The top fundraising teams will also receive prizes.

 

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.  

 

Fundraising:
This race will benefit Dysautonomia International an organization devoted to funding POTS research.  Please consider helping us fundraise by making a personal or team fundraising page.  Prizes will be rewarded to the top fundraising teams.

 

Thank you!

$7,790

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Cristy brown

    $100

  • Jolyn Robbins

    $50

  • Julie, Mark and Chase Lindem

    $50

  • Nicki and David Bryant

    $50

  • The Bingham Family

    $100

  • Lisa Crawford Tompson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Jennie Hance Leon

    $50

  • Christine Papadakes

     

  • Rita Voelkl

    $30

  • Michael Lu

     

  • Jean Williams Barac

    $100

  • Lisa Rooker

    $100

  • Emily Barton

    $20

  • Lia Christiansen

    $50

  • Moreau family

    $30

  • Katherine

    $20

  • The Adikes family

    $50

  • Luke Wilson

    $100

  • Jessica Hobbs

    $50

  • anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Bridgette and Jose Bello

    $50

  • Margaret Graham

    $100

  • Steve and Alyson

    $250

  • Nancy de France

    $100

  • Elsa and Bob Wilson

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill & Amy Christiansen

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Farley family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lee Farley & Richard Louis

     

  • Michelle Cunningham

    $50

  • Julie, Heidi & Audrey Hill

    $500

  • Shantha Ramagopal

    $100

  • Betsy & Brad Quin

     

  • Schultes

    $100

  • Cousin

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • FMChristiansens

     

  • Liv & Jim Seemann

    $100

  • Greg Tournant

    $1,000

  • The Reitz Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Laura Beal

    $1,000

  • Joe and Linda Lane

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Brenda George

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

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The Team: $7,790 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tava Wilson

Amount Raised

$7,140

Fundraiser Title

Clare Farley

Amount Raised

$380

Fundraiser Title

Karen Amereno

Amount Raised

$30

Fundraiser Title

Jake Amereno

Amount Raised

$30

Fundraiser Title

Alec Amereno

Amount Raised

$30

Fundraiser Title

Ray Amereno

Amount Raised

$30

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Mirny

Amount Raised

$30

Fundraiser Title

Sean Noriega

Amount Raised

$30

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

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Brenda George

Brenda George

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Joe and Linda Lane

Joe and Linda Lane

DONATION: $500

Josh 2 years ago

Laura Beal

Laura Beal

DONATION: $1,000

Christina and Josh 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

The Reitz Family

The Reitz Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Greg Tournant

Greg Tournant

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Liv & Jim Seemann

Liv & Jim Seemann

DONATION: $100

Great Memories!! LOVE to the Family! $ for the "Fight"! 2 years ago