Race for Grace
Reflections of Grace Additional Information
We encourage you to register prior to March 28, 2016 to ensure you will receive a race t-shirt. However, we will also accept registrants from 7:00-8:00AM on race day. (Extra t-shirts will be ordered, but supplies may be limited.) Be sure to arrive early to partake in pre-race entertainment and warm-up routine led by the coaches from SHAPE Training. After the race, there will be an award ceremony, many fun children’s activities, charitable hair donations, dance performances, Chinese & Silent auctions, and full concession stand of lunch items available for purchase. The day’s events will conclude around 1:00PM. We look forward to seeing you on April 2, 2016!
Map for the 5k race. The course is held at Norwin High School.
Start of Race
The start of the 5k course from behind the high school.
After each race there is a series of awards for different age groups.
About Grace Ekis
Her disease: A Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a tumor located in the pons (middle) of the brain stem. The brain stem is the bottom most portion of the brain, connecting the cerebrum with the spinal cord. The majority of brain stem tumors occur in the pons, are diffusely infiltrating (they grow amidst the nerves), and therefore are not able to be surgically removed. Glioma is a general name for any tumor that arises from the supportive tissue called glia, which help keep the neurons in place and functioning well. The brain stem contains all of the "wires" converging from the brain to the spinal cord as well as important structures involved in eye movements, face and throat muscle control and sensation.
Reflections Of Grace Foundation