Event Description

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.


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