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WALK MS MADISON 2014

May 4, 0014 Check-in begins at 9; the walk begins at 10.

Warner Park, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison
Walk MS: Madison to benefit those living with multiple sclerosis
PARTICIPATION/ VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: Visit walkMSwisconsin.org, call (855) 372-1331 or email info.wisMS@nmss.org
WHY: Proceeds raised will benefit the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter to fund MS-related research, programs and services for those living with multiple sclerosis, including nearly 1,000 people in Dane County.

About Walk MS
In less than two decades, multiple sclerosis has gone from an untreatable disease to one with 13 therapies for its most common forms; at least 15 more are in the pipeline. That’s in large part due to support of those who fundraise through events like Walk MS, a volunteer-driven event supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Walk MS is scheduled to take place in 20 communities throughout Wisconsin in 2014, with each location featuring accessible routes, rest stops, first aid and more. More than $1.3 million was raised through Walk MS events in Wisconsin last year.

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About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. More than 10,000 children, women and men have been diagnosed in Wisconsin, believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the nation.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. Through the collective efforts of each person in the MS movement, the Society invested over $48 million in 2013 to fund 380 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.wisMS.org or by calling 262-369-4400 or 800-242-3358.

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867 (1-800-FIGHT-MS).

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About Walk MS
In less than two decades, multiple sclerosis has gone from an untreatable disease to one with 13 therapies for its most common forms; at least 15 more are in the pipeline. That’s in large part due to support of those who fundraise through events like Walk MS, a volunteer-driven event supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Walk MS is scheduled to take place in 20 communities throughout Wisconsin in 2014, with each location featuring accessible routes, rest stops, first aid and more. More than $1.3 million was raised through Walk MS events in Wisconsin last year.


www.wisMS.org or by calling 262-369-4400 or 800-242-3358.

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608-206-5707



Food Allergy Awareness Walk 2014

Aug 2, 0014 9am

Warner Park, Madison, WI

The Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin invites individuals and families to take part in fun activities and entertainment and enjoy a 1.5 mile walk on a paved, stroller-friendly course starting at Warner Park. Funds will be used for Food Allergy Awareness and Education programs in Wisconsin.

Food allergies impact 15 million people in the U.S., including 1 in every 13 children, and 1 in every 25 adults. Every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department. There is no cure for a food allergy.

Registration is free and activities begin at 9am, walk start at 10:30. This is a FREE event; however donations & pledges are welcome. Individual and walk teams welcomed.

Activities include a raffle, face painting, kid’s games, as well as vendors & exhibitors displaying products & services to families with food allergies.

Free Registration: 9am Register the day the event or pre-register at www.foodallergywis.org
Walk Start Time: 10:30am
www.foodallergywis.org

608-575-9535


Sheree' Godwin
sheree@foodallergywis.org



Douglas M. Pink 5K Run/Walk for Glioblastoma Research

Jul 12, 0014 9:00 AM

Elver Park, Madison
Doug passed away last September from Glioblastoma. His family is hosting this event with proceeds to the Brain Tumor Society so that other families don't have to experience similar heartache and loss.

www.facebook.com/DMP5K
Erin Pink




Couch to 5K Running Club

May 13, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

May 20, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

May 27, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Jun 3, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Jun 10, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Jun 17, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Jun 24, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Jul 1, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Jul 8, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Jul 15, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Jul 22, 0014 Every Tuesday from May 13 - July 22 at 5:45pm

Outside Meriter Hospital on the corner of S Brooks St and Mound St
Have you ever thought of running a 5K but don’t know how to train for it? Meriter invites you to join our Couch to 5K Running Club. The Couch to 5K is a plan developed to help beginners get into running.

Often when trying to get into exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we’re just getting started. Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. It creates realistic expectations and makes the challenge feel achievable right from the start.

There are two additional options this year: if you are a runner and want to run with a group, you are welcome to run the 5k starting on the first day. Also if you want to work up to walking the 5K, we encourage you to sign up and walk the entire time – a 5k walking program will be provided.

The best part of the Meriter’s Couch to 5K program is that it is FREE! In addition, if you attend 8 of the 11 session you will also receive a FREE entry for the Capital City 5K Run/Walk for Organ, Tissue, & Eye Donation on July 26 at 6:30 pm.

Also new this year, a Kick-Off Event on Monday April 28 at 6:15pm is at Movin’ Shoes, 528 S. Park Street, Madison. It will include an overview of the program and information about equipment. There will also be store discounts exclusively available for the running club.

Register at meriter.com/classes


Leader-Telegram Lil' Buckshot Run

Aug 27, 0014 6pm

Carson Park - Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join Special Olympics WI for the 32nd Annual Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run. This 2 Mile run/walk in and around beautiful Carson Park is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. It’s family friendly yet tough enough for the hard-core competitors. Ages 5-85 typically participate. The Lil' Buckshot race is geared toward those who cannot participate in the larger 2 and 5 Mile race on Saturday, August 30, or for those who want to do both days.
Registration and check in for the Wednesday night event begins at 5:30 and the race starts at 6pm. Concessions, music and an awards ceremony will follow.
100% of money raised from the race stays locally to help 1,000 Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities train and compete in sports year-round. It’s a life changing opportunity for these kids and adults.
The Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run is good ol' fashioned family fun. For details about Saturday's race, please check the calendar of events for Saturday, August 30.
Volunteers needed. Contact Karen ASAP, kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org


Karen Kraus
715-833-0833
kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org



Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run

Aug 30, 0014 9am

Carson Park, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join us for the 32nd Annual Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin. This 2 and 5 Mile run/walk in and around beautiful Carson Park is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. It’s family friendly yet tough enough for the hard-core competitors. Ages 5-85 typically participate and average attendance is 1,500 people. Help us grow this year’s event by inviting a family member or friend to join you!
100% of money raised from the race stays locally to help 1,000 Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities train and compete in sports year-round. It’s a life changing opportunity for these kids and adults.
After the race, enjoy concessions, live music, race results and an awards ceremony during the Party in the Park. There’s even a kids’ race starting at 11:30 with local business mascots.
For those who can’t attend Saturday, there’s a 2 mile race on Wednesday, August 27. Registration at 5:30, race at 6:00 with award and concessions to follow.
Volunteers needed. Contact Karen ASAP, kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org


Karen Kraus
715-833-0833
kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org



Jingle Bell Run/Walk Dane County

Dec 7, 0014 Registration starts at 8:00 am and Race starts at 10:30am

Verona Area High School. 300 Richard St, Verona, WI 53593
Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer. The event features a 5k and a 10k run/walk that benefits the Arthritis Foundation.

Megan Cooley. 608-221-9800. mcooley@arthritis.org


Run to the Rescue

May 17, 0014 8:30

Thresherman's Park, Cox Road, Edgerton, WI
5K/10K, 1 mile walk, and fun run for your family, with or without your dog! Register at runtotherescuerace.org.

Lois Corwin, Friends of Noah-WI: 608-774-3402


Book'n It Run for Literacy

Aug 2, 0014 8:00 A.M.

Sheehan Park, 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI
Run For the Support of Literacy
5k/10k Run, 5k Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run

Cindy Stankey
608-825-7323
www.booknit.com



Janesville's 37th CROP Hunger Walk

Apr 27, 2014 1:00pm

Cargill United Methodist Church, 2000 Wesley Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545
One afternoon of walking to help end hunger locally and around the world. That's CROP Hunger Walk in a nutshell.

Janesville's 37th CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Cargill United Methodist Church, 2000 Wesley Avenue, Janesville. Janesville is hosting the one and only spring CROP Hunger Walk in the area this year. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. and the walk/run starts at 1:30 p.m. There is no registration fee, but CROP Hunger Walk donations are gratefully accepted to help raise funds for local and worldwide hunger relief.

Registrants choose to walk or run on a designated 2k, 5k, or 10k route. You may walk/run the portion of the route most comfortable to you. Water is provided along the way. The most important thing is your participation.

There will be face painting for kids, treats for leashed dogs accompanying walkers/runners, and treats for registrants after the walk/run.

Janesville's local food pantry, ECHO, will be the recipient of 25% of the funds raised from this year's event. In addition, ECHO will collect canned goods and non-perishable items on the day of the event.

We are looking for people to join us to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and around the world. Register on the day of the event (Sunday, April 27th), or create a team of friends and relatives right now and collect donations to support the cause. Further information may be found at: www.cargillumc.org; www.cropwalk.org; or by contacting Debbie Fisher at (608) 743-0937.

Rochell Cheplak, (608) 756-0041


Walk to Cure Arthritis Dane County

May 3, 2014 8:30am walk begins 10:00am

Vilas Park Shelter 1602 Vilas Park Drive, Madison, WI
No registration fee, but we encourage participants to fund raise for the event. The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability. We aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain, we're funding research that's getting us closer to a cure.
For more information please visit www.walktocurearthritis.org or email Andrea Clark at aclark@arthritis.org


Andrea Clark at aclark@arthritis.org or 608-221-9800


Edgerton Hospital's 4th Annual Victory Fun Run/Walk

Aug 23, 0014 6:45 Registration; Run 8:30 am; Walk 8:45 am

Edgerton, WI starting at Edgerton Hospital
5K/10K Run; 5K Walk; 1K Fun Run

Bonnie Robinson


Crazylegs Classic: Crazy 4 Lakes Team

Apr 26, 0014 10:00 am

The Crazylegs Classic takes runners and walkers from the Capitol Square to Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI
Join the Crazy 4 Lakes Team as part of the Crazylegs Classic for an 8K run or a 2 Mile walk in support of healthy lakes and a healthy community!

The Crazylegs Classic is a historic race that raises money to support Wisconsin Athletics, and the Clean Lakes Alliance (CLA) encourages participants to run or walk as part of the Crazy 4 Lakes Team to also show support for lake improvement and protection and raise funds to support the CLA and its initiatives. This is an opportunity to advocate for the health of both people and our lakes and raise funds to advance the CLA mission.

DATE: Saturday, April 26, 2014
TIME: 10:00 am
LOCATION: The Crazylegs Classic takes runners and walkers from the Capitol Square to Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI.

How to Sign Up:
1.Go to http://www.crazylegsclassic.com/
2.Click ‘Register Now’ at the top right of the Crazylegs Classic homepage.
3.Follow the registration prompts to register with an Existing/Past Fun & Fitness Team.

You will need the following information to join:
Team Name: Clean Lakes Alliance, “Crazy 4 Lakes”
Password: watershed

4.Early registration fees are $35 for runners and $25 for walkers. The fee for runners increases to $40 after April 6th. You must register by April 14th to join our team.

As a participant, we ask that you share the CLA’s vision with the community and ask for support. The CLA sees a future in which everyone realizes that our lakes are the center of our community. Healthy Lakes. Healthy Community.

Please visit http://www.cleanlakesalliance.com/events/crazy4lakes-run-walk/ to download a pledge form to collect donations in support of the CLA. The Team member that collects the most pledge dollars will receive a prize! Crazy 4 Lakes Team members will also receive an official Crazy 4 Lakes t-shirt to wear during the event.


James Tye
608.255.1000
http://www.cleanlakesalliance.com/events/crazy4lakes-run-walk/



Cinco de Fido Dog Jog/DCHS Fundraiser

May 5, 0014 5:00pm-8:30pm

Brittingham Park Shelter - 829 W Washington Ave, Madison
Come out and support Dane County Humane Society by joining in this 5K or 1- Mile Dog Jog Fiesta! Bring your Fido (or don’t, we’ll leave that up to you) and join us for a run/walk in beautiful downtown Madison.

Your registration includes a sombrero (instead of a race bib), food at the Tex Tubb’s Taco bar, 1 beer or soda, and some festive music! Registration fees are $30/ adult and $20/ child (12 and under).

$10 of each registration fee, along with proceeds from beer, soda and the Fido Photo Booth benefit DCHS!

Cinco de Fido will not be timed because it is all about having a great time while engaging in some exercise with other animal lovers and raising funds for our animals in need here at the shelter.

Click on the link below to purchase your tickets but please make sure to select 'In Store Pickup' as your shipping option. Then, print off your receipt anytime before the 5th and bring that with you to the event.

Ticket: http://www.fontanasports.com/category.cfm/fontana/tickets

Elizabeth Hutchinson
608-662-9706



Gilda's Run 2014

Oct 5, 0014 10:30am

Middleton
Held on October 5th at 10:30am, featuring a 5K run and a 2 mile walk, this great event is fun for the whole family! Ending at Gilda's Clubhouse with Ruth’s Chris burgers and Culver’s sundaes, this delicious event supports the important work of Gilda’s Club Madison, to ensure that no one faces cancer alone!
Pre-registration is $30 for adults and $20 for kids under 13 through September 5th.
For more information, to form a team, or register for the event, please visit: http://gildasrun2014.kintera.org or contact Teresa Gmur: teresa@gildasclubmadison.org
We hope to see you there!


Teresa Gmur (608) 828-8862


3rd Annual Pound the Pavement for Habitat for Humanity

May 17, 0014 8am

Janesville, WI
5K, 10K Run/Walk

info@hfhrjc.org, Habitat for Humanity Rock/Jefferson County 608-754-1228


2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Sep 21, 0014 8:30am

Monona Terrace Madison, WI
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 650 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Kari Paterson, (608) 203-8500, kpaterson@alz.org


Henry Vilas Zoo Run Run & Kids Roo Run Run

Sep 28, 0014 Zoo Run Run starts at 9am, Kids Roo Run Run starts at 10:30am.

Madison, WI
Join the Henry Vilas Zoo for the 9th annual Zoo Run Run & Kids Roo Run Run on Sunday, September 28, 2014!

Choose between a 10K Run or 5K Run/Walk. Kids participating in the Roo Run Run will have three courses to choose from: a quarter mile, a half mile, or a full mile. The 10K Run and the 5K run are chip timed.

NEW this year, the Zoo Run Run is challenging participants to participate in our team and individual fundraising challenge. With your help, we hope to meet our fundraising goal of $10,000. The money raised will benefit the Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo which was founded in 1914 to provide funding for the Henry Vilas Zoo. These funds are used for improvements which are essential to the operation of your Zoo.

For more information and to register go to www.vilaszoo.org

Friends of the Zoo
608-258-9490



Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk

Jun 14, 0014 Picnic and Registration starts at 4pm, Walk starts at 5:30pm

Warner Park, Madison
Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners.

Take Steps for Crohn’s & colitis is a family friendly community walk dedicated to raising awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases. In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together over 100,000 people and raised close to $40 million to help further CCFA’s mission.

80 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.

Register today. Join thousands of others in the fight against digestive diseases.

Walk Coordinator:
Laura Bolger
Phone: 414-475-5520



PurpleStride Madison

Apr 27, 0014 Registration 8:00am, Event 9:00am

Warner Park, Madison, WI
PurpleStride Madison is a family-friendly 5K run and 2-mile walk around the picturesque Warner Park. It is an event that unites the community by raising awareness and support for the fight against pancreatic cancer. The run/walk will take participants on a journey filled with hope and inspiration starting and ending at the Duck Pod. There will be children’s activities, entertainment, refreshments and more. There is something for everyone.

Diane Jensen, 608-849-4661


Run for the Rock

Jun 7, 0014 7:30 am

Lake Mills, WI
8th Annual Run for the Rock!
Event includes a Kid's One Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon.
Registration on Active.com

Eryn Opgenorth
(920) 945-0156
rocklakeac@gmail.com



HSJC First Annual Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk

May 31, 0014 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jefferson County Fair Park (south end), North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549
Now here’s an event that is a true mix of a LOT of good stuff . . . a love for animals, the spirit of community support and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle for both humans and canines! It all began as an idea had by ten-year-old athlete Nora Wichman, who told us she “just wants to help animals.” Well, since that’s exactly what the HSJC does, it was delighted to hear about her idea of organizing a 5K!

Drumroll please . . . the Humane Society of Jefferson County is thrilled to announce its First Annual Furry Friends 5K, which will include separate waves for runners, walkers and owners who would like to compete with their dogs! It will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson and there will be plenty of fun on that day for both participants and spectators!

Runners will be officially chip-timed and awards will be presented to the top finishers. Entry fee includes an official race t-shirt, swag bag, post race snacks and beverages.

Registrations may be completed online at https://register.itsracetime.com/Register/?event=24159 and those received before April 15, 2014, will receive “Early Bird” pricing.

Registration fee for children ages 11 and under is $20. Registration fee for participants ages 12 and up is $30.

Activities on that day will include concessions, music, a silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and a costume contest for dogs!

Are you a business looking for both a great advertising opportunity and a way to make a great impact in our community? Projections show that we will have approximately 500 runners and many more event participants in attendance. All sponsorships are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, and the Humane Society of Jefferson County would be delighted to receive your call inquiring about the sponsorship levels available to you!

All proceeds from this event will benefit the HSJC’s Capital Campaign that is underway for the construction of a new shelter!

For even more details, check out the HSJC website at www.hsjc-wis.com or the Furry Friends 5K Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FurryFriends5Khsjc.

Questions? Call the shelter at 920-674-2048 or send an email to: JeffersonFurryFriends@gmail.com.



Michelle Jenson, HSJC Community Outreach Coordinator, 920-674-2048, shelter@hsjc-wis.com