Join us for a 5K race in beautiful Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, while supporting those stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Run Against ALS is a volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide relief, serve, and empower individuals affected by ALS to positively impact their quality of life.
Participants walking, using wheelchairs, using ambulation aids or those pushing kids in a stroller are welcome and encouraged.
Race packet pick up information and race itinerary will be announced closer to the date of the race.
*************If the race can not go on as planned due to Covid 19, we plan to have a virtual 5K on the date of the race.*************
*************If the race is a live event, and you can not make it in person, sign up for the race and email us at RunAgainstALS@gmail.com that you will be participating virtually. We will then email you instructions.*************
What is ALS?
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects cells in the brain and spinal cord leading to weakness of muscles and eventual death.
Why is it important to support this race?
There is no cure for ALS. Critical research is needed to find treatments that extend individuals' lives with this disease. The life expectancy for individuals diagnosed with ALS is on average 2 to 5 years. Also, there is significant cost associated with this disease. One study found that the total disease duration cost of having ALS was $1.4 million. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25245119/
Proceeds from this race will help support individuals with ALS and research for the treatment of ALS:
Read about Brian's story - https://brianbattlesals.com/
Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) - https://ccals.org/
T-regulatory Cells in ALS (Tregs in ALS) -
Take Action: Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act
Help those with ALS get the treatments they need! Click on both links to write to your senator and congressperson.