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Join us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at our fifth annual Hy-Vee Half and 5K Walk/Run for JDRF in the Fort Dodge Hy-Vee’s effort to bring awareness and raise money for JDRF. Bring your friends and family down to join in the fight against juvenile diabetes. With an event for every age, the entire family is sure to have a great time!
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D). It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with T1D have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump–each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its potential complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with T1D, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. For more information, please visit the JDRF website.
All proceeds from registration fees will go directly toward JDRF. We do encourage you to create a fundraising team to help us raise even more money for such a great cause. We look forward to seeing you there!
Schedule of Events:
- 9:00 am – Half marathon starts @ Fort Dodge Aquatic Center (1111 N 32nd St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501)
- 9:30 am – 5K walk/run starts @ Kennedy Park
- 12:00 – Kid’s Fun Run Events @ Kennedy Park
Kid’s Fun Run times are approximate. First race will start promptly at noon and each race will follow immediately after.
- 12:00 noon – Kids ½ mile fun run ages 9-12 yo
- 12:05 pm – Kids ¼ mile fun run ages 6-8 yo
- 12:10 pm – Kids 1/8 mile fun run ages 4-5 yo
- 12:15 pm – Kids 100 meter fun run ages 1-3 yo