All proceeds benefit the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and Cure SMA
SMA is caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1). In a healthy person, this gene produces a protein that is critical to the function of the nerves that control our muscles. Without it, those nerve cells cannot properly function and eventually die, leading to debilitating and often fatal muscle weakness.
SMA affects approximately 1 in 10,000 babies, and about 1 in every 50 Americans is a genetic carrier. SMA can affect any race or gender.
Individuals with SMA have difficulty performing the basic functions of life, like breathing and swallowing. However, SMA does not affect a person’s ability to think, learn, and build relationships with others.
Though there is currently no approved treatment for SMA, there’s great reason for hope. We know what causes SMA and what we need to do to develop effective therapies, and we’re on the verge of major breakthroughs that will strengthen our children’s bodies, extend life, and eventually lead to a cure.
Bring the family-fun for all ages and fitness levels!
BE SURE TO STAY FOR BREAKFAST TACOS AFTER THE RACE!!!!!!
Age divisions: Male & Female
15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over
Medals awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age group.
Early Packet Pick-Up
Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club
Friday, August 11, 2016, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm.
Race Day Schedule:
Check in: 6:30 – 7:00 am
Run starts @ 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast tacos and awards will be presented in the banquet hall following the race.