Ella’s Race ~ 5K & 10K March 21st in Raleigh

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Are you looking for a 5K , 10K or 1 mile fun run this month and want to support a great cause in the process? Well lace up your running shoes for Ella’s Race on Saturday March 21, 2015 hosted by Chick-fil-A Capital Crossing and Falls Village in North Raleigh. The race will benefit The Cure Starts Now and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to help pediatric research, aid, and support efforts for children with brain cancer & tumors.

The 10K and 5K races will include:

The 10K and 5K Race time is 8am. The 1 mile fun walk is at 9:30am. The course will take you through some of the nearby neighborhoods in beautiful North Raleigh. Directly beside the finish line of the race will be a FREE Family FunZone for children under 12 years of age. The Family FunZone will be open from 7:00-10:00AM on event day and will be filled with free activities and inflatables!

Ella’s Story
Ella was diagnosed April 29, 2008 with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. This is a rare, aggressive, non-operable tumor located in the pons area of the brainstem. The prognosis for this type of tumor is extremely grim. There is no cure, no known effective treatment except for radiation-which, for some, provides only temporary relief of the symptoms. Ella lost her brave battle on Wednesday, February 8th while at home with her family.

How can you help
Run. Donate. Support. Proceeds of the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series of Raleigh help organizations fight for children like Ella. Ella’s supporters believe in the work that The Cure Starts Now and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation do. They are partnering to make this race a reality and to save children diagnosed with cancer and brain tumors.

Chance to win FREE Race Registration!
I have three FREE race registrations to give away to Triangle Explorer readers! To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below sharing why you like to run and whether you plan to run a 5k or a 10K. You can also earn additional entries into the drawing by sharing a link to this post about Ella’s Race on Twitter. Be sure to tag me @Trianglexplorer and use the hashtag #EllasRace so I can see you have shared the link. I will select 3 winners randomly on Monday March 16th and notify them by email with the promotional codes. Thank you for helping spread the word about this wonderful cause!

Ella’s Race 2015
When: Saturday March 21, 2015 at 8:00am
Where: Chick-fil-A at Falls Village – 6701 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC
For more information about Ella’s Race and to register visit http://cfaraceseries.com/races/140/

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11 responses to “Ella’s Race ~ 5K & 10K March 21st in Raleigh

  1. I wasn’t a huge fan of running, because I like to travel long distances. For awhile, I rode when I wanted to do something outside. Though, I found it more fun to run (and rhyme). Just throw on some shoes, find a trail, and take off. Much easier than carrying my bike in my car. I plan on doing the 5K, since I hadn’t trained for a run. It would be great to run for a cause, too.

  2. I need a tune up for the Rock n Roll full. Would love to run the 10k

  3. Greg Key

    I’m also a cyclist who’s spent more time running lately- much easier to get ready for. That’s a great cause! I’d run the 10k.

  4. I haven’t done an official 10k race yet. would love to do my first 10k at Ella’s race.

  5. Tom C

    Im an avid runner who has lacked the time and motivation to run much since my son was born in December. Race training would be just the thing to get me back in the groove. Running is a great way to burn off that excess sympathy baby weight!

  6. Dennis

    I’d love to do this race to get motivate for spring training. I’d do the 5k

  7. Kylie

    I ran Ella’s 10K Race last year. It is small, close to home, well done, great sponsors, and most importantly a fantastic cause that hits close to home. I look forward to running the 10K again this year!

  8. Missy

    Hoping to make this my first 5k!

  9. Crystal Bailey

    It makes me happy..
    Long runs soothe the soul…
    Obstacles I’d never thought I’d achieve…
    Views of the city, nature and life…
    Eventful races and everlasting memories…
    Traveling teams, solo and relays…
    Out beating the pavement…
    Running allows me, to be me…
    Unique medals…
    Nike+ and mapmyrun.

  10. Congrats to Dennis, Missy, and Art! You are the winners of a free registration for Ella’s Race. I will email the codes to each of you shortly. Thank you all who entered!

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