This 5K run will be held on the Dade City (East) Campus of Pasco-Hernando State College. It will be chipped timed by Florida Road Race Management. Overall, Masters, and Age Group trophies will be presented for the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Trophies will be 5 deep for 12 and under, 13-19; 3 deep for other age groups. This race is sponsored by the PHSC Human Services Club.
Two team trophies will be presented:
1. FASTEST TEAM: This will be the team with the fastest average time based on the team's five fastest members. A minimum of five members is required for a team to be eligible for this award. If a team has more than five members, the five fastest times will be used.
2. LARGEST TEAM: This will be the team with the most members.
Participants will not be able to join a team on race day.
Isaac Wetherington was born on October 7, 2010, with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome to parents Jason and Stephanie Wetherington. Tragically, after already enduring 3 open heart surgeries, Isaac, died in May of 2012 while in the CICU at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Ethan Lindberg Foundation (https://www.ethanlindberg.com/). Here is some of what the Ethan Lindberg Foundation does to help children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and their families.
-Lease two apartments to provide long-term housing for families traveling to Boston Children's Hospital for cardiac care.
-Provide direct financial grants to families to offset the cost of travel and long-term hospital stays.
-Fund research focused on a treatment for diastolic dysfunction using stem cells.
-Fund research and programs to help doctors and parents make the best possible decisions together.
-Fund Music Therapy for children inpatient on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
-Created and host Restoring a Mother's Heart, a retreat for bereaved mothers whose children have died from chronic illness.