This is our first year holding this style of an event to raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. We choose to host a 5.08K over any other fundraising effort to set an example for Elliott and other kids. Why 5.08k and not a 5K, because Elliott has a Double DeltaF580 Mutation of Cystic Fibrosis and we wanted to specialize the run/walk. Living a healthy life style and keeping the lungs healthy is priority especially for those with Cystic Fibrosis. It is our sincere hope to reach out and raise awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Community across Michigan through donating to the Friends and Family of CF Foundation as well as Elliott's Angels giving a chance to just be a kid as often as possible. Our goal is 100 registered runners for this first event. Get out your wildest and brightest colored clothing, hats and shoes and come join us for the 1st Elliott’s Angles Run for Fun, Pause for the Cause 5K Run….
Elliott is four years old. He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at five days old and was born with a meconium ileus. After many surgery’s and procedures, he came home from the hospital at almost 5 months old. Elliott is an adorable, fun loving little boy who loves his little sister, race cars and trucks. Elliott doesn’t enjoy his nightly treatments, but needs them to survive. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited life-shortening and life-threatening disease that damages the lungs, digestive system, pancreas, and other organs. It is incurable, with Elliott he can do whatever he wants if we put his medical care first, however, this is not always going to be the case. When Elliott isn’t busy with treatments, therapies, doctor visits or suffering through flare-ups (which can result in two-week hospital stays for “tune-ups”), he is able to be a kid. He spends two to three hours each day doing treatments and therapies. The median lifespan of a child with CF is 37 years old.
This is a fun 5k run, Jogging strollers are recommended if using one. Half of the run is on a seasonal road where you will turn around and head back to the finish. We encourage you to wear purple, the official color of Cystic Fibrosis. Go ahead and deck yourself out! Have fun with it! Elliott’s Angels Run for Fun: Pause for the Cause will be on May 13th, race time starting at 9 am. Runners will meet starting at 8 am to register. Registration will be held between The Town Pump and Chemical Bank in Lake City, MI (127 Main St, Lake City, MI 49651) Day of Registration will be allowed at 8am.
Online registration is available here https://www.raceentry.com/races/elliotts-angels-run-for-fun/2017/register
We have set up 7 age brackets, Ages 13 brackets up, an award will be given to the first to finish in each bracket. This being our first year, we won’t be timing your run, however, individuals are encouraged to time themselves.
We truly hope you will join us in supporting Elliott's Angels and Friends and Family of Cystic Fibrosis and create awareness by participating in this event. Those who register by May 1st will save $5 dollars and are guaranteed an Elliott’s Angels t-shirt. Elliott's Angels T-Shirts where generously designed by a local gentlemen, Shawn Cronkhite! I encourage you all to explore his site and see all he has to offer from Lawn Care/Sprinklers to Shirt designs at www.sbc.irrigation.com , Shawn has truly been a blessing during this planning period!
If you cannot make it to the race but still wish to donate, you may online at: https://www.raceentry.com/races/elliotts-angels-run-for-fun/2017/register/charity/standalone